Search results for tag: Marilynne Robinson

US critics name their 12 best novels of the 21st century to date

A group of American critics have named Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a take on the life of an overweight Dominican-American nerd, as the best novel of the 21st century to date. BBC Culture, the arts section of the international BBC site, polled several dozen US critics to find the greatest novels written so far this century, with 156 novels in all named by experts from pape... Read more

by | January 27, 2015

Rosalie Ham, author of There Should be More Dancing, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rosalie Ham author of  There Should be More Dancing, Summer at Mount Hope and The Dressmaker Ten Terrifying Questions —————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Born and raised Jerilderie, NSW. Started my school life at Jerilderie P... Read more

by | June 10, 2011

Finalists announced for The Man Booker International 2011

News from The Man Booker Prize website: Thirteen writers have made it on to the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the fourth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from eight countries, five are published in translation and there are four women on the list. One writer has... Read more

by | March 30, 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