Search results for tag: Margaret Atwood

BOOK REVIEW: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Review by Caroline Baum)

Canada’s literary grande dame, Margaret Atwood, is the high priestess of dystopia. As its ruling authority, she invents plots that are devilish in their scary plausibility and disturbingly accurate in their critique of where today’s extremes will lead to if we are not hyper vigilant. But she is a hugely entertaining and playful Cassandra, peppering her visions of future doom with wi... Read more

by | September 28, 2015

Claire Corbett, author of When We Have Wings, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Claire Corbett author of When We Have Wings 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 Vancouver and spent my early life by the sea. The most joyful part of my childhood was hiking and camping in the Rocky M... Read more

by | June 15, 2011

Bernie McGill, author of The Butterfly Cabinet, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Bernie McGill author of The Butterfly Cabinet 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 the parish of Lavey in County Derry, Northern Ireland, the youngest of ten children. I went to Primary S... Read more

by | April 27, 2011

S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks S. J. Watson author of Before I Go To Sleep 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 a part of England called The Black Country, so called because of pollution from the coal mining, steel mills and ... Read more

by | April 13, 2011

Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, 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 Singapore but raised and schooled in marvellous Melbourne, Australia. I speak a kind of terrible, pidgin Mandarin Chinese around my rel... Read more

by | November 30, 2010

Tara Moss, author of Siren and The Blood Countess, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks author of the thrilling Mak Vanderwall Novels: Ten Terrifying Questions Ten Terrifying Questions 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Booktopia, you need to know straight up, I was raised on a diet of Stephen King, Edward Gorey and Patricia Cornwell. (Oh, and Monty Python.) Hence, nothing t... Read more

by | March 15, 2010

The Lost Man Booker Prize : Shirley Hazzard, Mary Renault, H.E.Bates, Melvyn Bragg

A quick look at the list of Man Booker Prize Winners is enough to convince anyone that it is the premier literary award. Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, William Golding, Arundhati Roy to name but a few winners… And yet we can always come up with the names of authors who are not listed and we believe should be. Well, recently the Man Booker has made... Read more

by | February 4, 2010