Search results for tag: Miles Franklin

BREAKING NEWS: 2015 Miles Franklin Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to the incredible Australian writers on this year’s Miles Franklin shortlist! It feels distinctly like a changing of the guard in Australian literature. Don’t miss the chance to grab a copy of these fantastic books and judge them for yourself… Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett Sonya Hartnett’s third novel for adults is perfectly formed and utterly compelling, an un... Read more

by | May 18, 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

Congratulations to Evie Wyld : Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014 for All the Birds, Singing

Booktopia would like to congratulate Evie Wyld for winning the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award with All the Birds, Singing … Congratulations! All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It’s just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted... Read more

by | June 26, 2014

Congratulations to Michelle de Kretser: Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013 for Questions of Travel

Booktopia would like to congratulate Michelle de Kretser for winning the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award with Questions of Travel… Congratulations! Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser A dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature’s rising stars.A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the wo... Read more

by | June 19, 2013

William and Kate and the longest bow

The Booktopia Award for the Longest Bow includes three sub-categories, namely: The RRT Lobby - given to the book/genre with the most rapid response time from the original stimulus to the introduction of the book to the marketplace, the Biggest Loser Lobby - given to the book/genre which bombed the most spectacularly and and my own personal favourite, The Most Audacious Try-on. Read more

by | February 15, 2011

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (10 to 1) (The Popular Vote 2010)

So, it’s come to this, has it? The Top Ten Must Read Australian Novels, as voted by you lot. It’s a list of surprises – there’s the inclusion of Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (it’s a film ain’t it?), the omission of Peter Carey and Patrick White from the top ten and, the biggest surprise of all, the winner. I mean, really!, who would have guesse... Read more

by | January 7, 2011

Shaun Micallef, author of Preincarnate, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Shaun Micallef author of Preincarnate 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 in Adelaide. Raised by wolves. Schooled by Marist Brothers. 2. What did you want to be when you... Read more

by | October 18, 2010