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About Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.

Di Morrissey visits Booktopia + win her entire book collection – signed!

We’ve all either read one of her 23 books, have a few decorating our bookshelves or heard someone we know rave about how great her books are. Who am I talking about? Di Morrissey, of course. Fans of this legendary Australian writer – you’re in for a treat. Ms Morrissey visited us at Booktopia HQ to chat and sign copies of her new book, Rain Music … and for one lucky read... Read more

by | November 16, 2015

Heartache. Failure. Success. Sporting legend Chris Judd chats to Booktopia TV about his insightful new memoir, Inside.

How does a man end up captaining two of the greatest footy clubs in the league? Win a Brownlow Medal twice? Be selected as an All Australian six times? Find out how Chris Judd did exactly that and cemented his status as an Australian sporting legend in his new memoir, Inside. We’ve got signed copies for fans, so get in quick. Only limited numbers left! Grab your signed copy of Chris Judd:... Read more

by | November 12, 2015

Remembrance Day: 10 Reads on the Costs of War

The one thing Australia and the Commonwealth should never forget is its history, in particular the sacrifices our ancestors made during World World 1 and in subsequent times of conflict. Today, on Remembrance Day, we remember those that have fallen, sacrificing their very lives to provide a better life for us. The below ten books detail the horrors and costs of war, helping us never forget that... Read more

by | November 11, 2015

J.K. Rowling fans rejoice! Exciting news from the author of the Harry Potter series…

We’ve got some big news for you, so brace yourselves. We’re talking go grab a ventilator and have it at the ready brace yourselves. Or a paper bag. Yeah, a paper bag will do. Alright, here it goes … J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series has announced some very exciting news.  Got your paper bag at the ready? Breathe in … She’s announced that she’ll ... Read more

by | November 4, 2015

Peter Garrett visits Booktopia to chat about his memoir Big Blue Sky and sign copies!

Let’s be honest, Peter Garrett needs no introduction. Whether you knew him from his Midnight Oil days or from his time in government, there’s no mistaking this man’s impact on Australia. Now with the release of his impassioned memoir, Big Blue Sky, fans have the opportunity to delve further into his life and learn the private details of this very public man. Signed copies are ... Read more

by | November 3, 2015

Australian National Living Treasure, Tom Keneally, chats with Booktopia about his new book, Napoleon’s Last Island.

Australian author, playwright and novelist Tom Keneally dropped by to sign a few books and chat with us about his latest masterpiece, Napoleon’s Last Island. This enthusiastic and effervescent man has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life, riveting readers (and listeners) with his compelling storytelling. But don’t take our word for it … have a listen to his pod... Read more

by | November 2, 2015

Upcoming events: Three must see talks presented by the Sydney Writers’ Festival this November

Three compelling talks presented by the Sydney Writers’ Festival not to be missed this November: Literary powerhouse couple Micahel Chabon and Ayelet Waldman interview each other on family and creativity; Pulitzer Prize-winning Geraldine Brooks talks about her new book The Secret Chord and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty chats about her new memoir, A Mother’s Story. Michael Chabo... Read more

by | October 30, 2015

An adventurous romp awaits those who dare – Nikki Gemmell chats to Booktopia TV about her latest book in The Caddy Kids Series: The Luna Laboratorium

Caddy kids Kick, Bert, Scruff and Pin are back for another adventurous romp in The Luna Laboritorium! Bestselling Australian author Nikki Gemmell is back with her third book in The Caddy Kids series, and what a thrill it is. With outback misadventures, secret tunnels, curious caretakers, strange letters and grotesque villains, no reader – whether young or young at heart – will be ab... Read more

by | October 30, 2015