Search results for tag: Sarah Thornhill

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

Kate Grenville, author of Sarah Thornhill, The Secret River and more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Orange Prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winner Kate Grenville author of Sarah Thornhill,  The Lieutenant, The Secret River and 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 Sydney, went to school at th... Read more

by | July 7, 2011