Search results for tag: Peter Carey

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 40-31

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! Yesterday’s announcement had some huge names, and today’s list is no different. Let the countdown begin! 40. Hannah Kent Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, wher... Read more

by | January 20, 2015

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. Within the short selection below you’ll find Medieval Europe, Chinese dragons, Antarctica, Texas, CIA conspiracies and, from Christos Tsiol... Read more

by | December 16, 2014

THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR

2014 will be remembered as the year Australian Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. We’re sure you’ll all recall that Narrow Road featured in our Best Books of 2013 list, along with Pulitzer Prize winning The Goldfinch and Stella Prize winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, so we feel very confident proclaiming that somewhere in this list... Read more

by | December 15, 2014

Cover revealed for Peter Carey’s new novel Amnesia

Buzz around the world is reaching fever pitch ahead of the release of three-time Miles Franklin winner and two-time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey’s new book Amnesia. And now we have a cover… So what do you think? Some people currently writing this blog have been lucky enough to get a early look at Amnesia, and it’s Carey at his cheekiest and his angriest. One senses this... Read more

by | August 6, 2014

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 30-21 as voted by you

We find ourselves at the halfway point of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist, as voted by you. Here’s the story so far: Don’t forget to pencil in January 25th as a big day on the calender as we celebrate the Australia Day weekend in style with the announcement of Australia’s top 10 Favourite Novelists, as well as the launch of our Australian Stories Initiati... Read more

by | January 23, 2013

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Rodney Hall, Maeve Binchy and Peter Carey

On March 1, 2010 I posted the first of the Ten Terrifying Questions interviews. Since that date I have posted over 200 interviews with authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. On the way I’ve interviewed Pulitzer Prize winners, Booker Prize winners, Miles Frankli... Read more

by | March 16, 2012

Peter Carey, two time winner of the Man Booker Prize and three time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Peter Carey two time winner of the Man Booker Prize and three time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, author of  Parrot and Olivier in America, My Life As A Fake, The Unusual Life Of Tristan Smith, The Tax Inspector, Bliss, Illywhacker, Jack Maggs and many more… including his new novel The Chemistry of Tears… Ten Terrifying Questions  ——R... Read more

by | February 20, 2012

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

Eoin Colfer, author of Plugged and the enormously successful Artemis Fowl series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Eoin Colfer author of Plugged and the enormously successful Artemis Fowl series 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 and raised in the small town of Wexford in South East Ireland in 1965. Bo... Read more

by | April 20, 2011