Search results for tag: Past the Shallows

Congratulations to Anna Funder: Winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2012 for All That I Am

Booktopia would like to congratulate Anna Funder for winning the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award with All That I Am… Congratulations! THE WINNER: Anna Funder – All That I Am Ruth Becker, defiant and cantankerous, is living out her days in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She has made an uneasy peace with the ghosts of her past – and a part of history that has been all but forgotten... Read more

by | June 20, 2012

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist 2012

THE SHORTLIST: Tony Birch – Blood From the moment he saw her, wrapped in a blanket at the hospital, Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister, Rachel. Mum was always on the move and always bringing home trouble. When his mum’s appetite for destruction leads the little family into the arms of Ray Crow, beneath the charm and charisma, Jesse sees the broodin... Read more

by | May 3, 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

Toni Whitmont Review: Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett

I have read this remarkable novel, Past the Shallows, not once, but twice. I have wept through it not once, but twice. I have laughed in places, sighed a lot and disappeared so completely into the world that she conjures up that I had to wrench myself back into real time with an ache in my heart. Parrett brings us the story of Miles and Harry, two of three brothers whose lives are shut down whe... Read more

by | July 1, 2011

Favel Parrett, author of Past the Shallows, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Favel Parrett author of Past the Shallows 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 outer suburbs of Melbourne, raised in Hobart, went to too many schools to mention. 2. What did you want t... Read more

by | April 12, 2011