Search results for tag: Kate Grenville

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 30-21

January is the month of Australian Stories at Booktopia, and to celebrate we’re counting down Australia’s 50 Favourite Authors, as voted by you! Monday and Tuesday’s announcements had some big surprises, will today be any different? The countdown continues… 30. Traci Harding Traci Harding’s work combines fantasy, facts, history and esoteric beliefs. She has recentl... Read more

by | January 21, 2015

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 20-11 as voted by you

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the second last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those that are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far: We hope you’re all looking forward to tomorrow when we unveil  Australia’s top 10 Favourite Novelists,... Read more

by | January 24, 2013

10 Australian books to read before you die – First Tuesday Book Club

The First Tuesday Bookclub on the ABC recently held a popular vote for the 10 Australian books to read before you die. We watched with bated breath as the list was released, and thought we’d share it with you it case you missed it. While there will be as much talk about the books not on the list as on it, it really is a great place to start with Australia novels. If there’s anything... Read more

by | December 5, 2012

The Miles Franklin Literature Award Longlist 2012

From where I sit the 2012 Miles Franklin Literature Award longlist seems right. The names I expected to see are listed, Elliot Perlman, Kate Grenville, Gail Jones, Alex Miller, as are some of the names I hoped to see, Charlotte Wood, Charlotte Wood and Charlotte Wood. There are a few disastrous exclusions,  though. The Life by Malcolm Knox, for one. Kylie Ladd’s Last Summer, is another. A... Read more

by | March 28, 2012

My top books for 2011 by Toni Whitmont

What I do get to do however, is to sample a LOT of books, and I get to fall in love with a few. And the few that take me to a different place, more than make up for the rest of the 450 on that list that made me want to go out and re-plant the trees. So here they are, my top picks for 2011, for those of you for whom Morrissey and Reilly just don't cut it. Read more

by | November 25, 2011

Kate Grenville, author of Sarah Thornhill, The Secret River and more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Orange Prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winner Kate Grenville author of Sarah Thornhill,  The Lieutenant, The Secret River and more Ten Terrifying Questions ——————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Sydney, went to school at th... Read more

by | July 7, 2011

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (30 to 21) (The Popular Vote 2010)

We are counting down The 50 Must Read Australian Novels as voted by our good and learned friends on twitter and facebook – today we move from 30 to 21. The list creation process was fairly simple – I asked for nominations and hundreds of titles were suggested. I then made a list and asked people to vote for their favourites. The response was vigorous. And we soon had the makings of ... Read more

by | December 24, 2010