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Alex Miller, Miles Franklin winning author of Coal Creek, talks books for Booktoberfest

BOOKS HAVE… made a writer of me. It doesn’t get more important than that as far as I’m concerned. Reading is the most satisfying experience of my life. I spend as much time doing it as I possibly can. Finding the right book is critical. And finding a new author whose work I can respond to is always pure magic. I WRITE BECAUSE… I love writing. I think I became a writer in... Read more

by | October 28, 2013

Alex Miller talks about his new book Coal Creek

Click here to buy Coal Creek from Booktopia, Australia’s Local Bookstore Coal Creek by Alex Miller Me and Ben had been mates since we was boys and if it come to it I knew I would have to be on his side.’ Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new Constable at Mount Hay. ‘Ben was not a big man but he was strong and ... Read more

by | September 25, 2013

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Kylie Ladd, Alex Miller and Chris McCourt

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published 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. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice do you give aspiring writer... Read more

by | May 7, 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

Autumn Laing by Alex Miller (out in October – available to pre-order now)

A new Alex Miller novel is something to celebrate. Autumn Laing will be available in October Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now ‘old and skeleton gaunt’, she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on her husband, on Pat’s wife and the body of work which l... Read more

by | August 3, 2011

13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Like Flaubert's Madame Bovary more than a century earlier, and Alex Miller's very fine LoveSong of last year, Shapiro writes with enormous insight about the confusion between a woman's desire for a child and her desire for a man. Read more

by | December 31, 2010