Search results for tag: Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham beats Stephen King and J.K. Rowling to win Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of the year

Australia crime writing superstar Michael Robotham has won the prestigious British Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for the best crime novel of the year. A longtime Booktopia favourite, Michael beat the likes of Stephen King, Belinda Bauer and J.K. Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith).   “For all the fact that it’s lovely to have commercial success, to sell lots of... Read more

by | September 30, 2015

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 50-41

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! Every day we’ll unveil 10 authors until, on Friday, we announce Australia’s Favourite Author for 2015! Let the countdown begin! 50. Trudi Canavan Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne and grew up in Ferntree Gully, a suburb a... Read more

by | January 19, 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Robotham, award-winning author of Life or Death, chats to Andrew Cattanach

There seems to be two types of people in this world. Those who love Michael Robotham, and those who haven’t heard of him yet. Life or Death is for the crime fan who likes a story, not just an account. Brilliantly written, intelligent, funny, sad and meticulously mapped out, it’s easy to understand why there has already been so much interest in a big screen adaptation of the novel. There is noth... Read more

by | July 30, 2014

REVIEW: Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Review by Andrew Cattanach)

There seems to be two types of people in this world. Those who love Michael Robotham, and those who haven’t heard of him yet. It can be difficult for a crime writer to receive critical acclaim and popularity. Books by design are denser than any cop drama on TV, asking questions designed for reflection rather than ratings. Formulas are examined and broken down, cliches noted, thin characte... Read more

by | July 14, 2014

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Tara Moss, Michael Robotham, Paul Merrill

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice d... Read more

by | December 13, 2012

Michael Robotham, author of Say You’re Sorry, The Wreckage and many more, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Michael Robotham author of Say You’re Sorry, The Wreckage, Bombproof and many more Six Sharp Questions ————————- 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? SAY YOU’RE SORRY is a dark psychological thriller about two missing teenage girls, best friends Piper Hadley and ... Read more

by | September 17, 2012

RAY BRADBURY IS MY ‘FATHER’ writes Michael Robotham, bestselling author of Say You’re Sorry

Growing up in a small country town in Australia, my only experience of the wider world came through grainy black and white TV images and the magic of the books that I borrowed from the local library. I remember being eight-years-old, in July 1969, when teachers assembled the entire school – barely a hundred students – into one classroom. They wheeled in a television and we watched Neil Armstron... Read more

by | August 30, 2012

Michael Robotham, author of The Wreckage, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Michael Robotham author of The Wreckage, The Suspect, Lost and many 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 the town of Casino in the Northern Rivers of NSW, the son of country school teacher whose p... Read more

by | April 18, 2011