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Bestselling Australian novelist Tony Cavanaugh reveals the differences between writing for the screen and writing a novel, exclusively for The Booktopia Blog

We’re excited to present a wonderful piece by bestselling author Tony Cavanaugh about the the differences between writing for the screen and  writing a novel. Before he wrote the bestselling Promise and his highly anticipated follow-up Dead Girl Sing, Tony was a writer and producer in film and television, writing numerous dramas since the 1980s. He has over thirty years experience in the ... Read more

by | January 29, 2013

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Caroline Baum talks to Judith Lucy – Australia Funniest Spiritual Guide

DRINK, SMOKE, PASS OUT – An Unlikely Spiritual Journey by Judith Lucy Caroline Baum: I wasn’t sure whether Judith Lucy’s deadpan drollery would work as well on the page as it does in her stand up shows and TV series. But the good news is it does. She had me giggling helplessly in chapter one, and it doesn’t let up. She doesn’t spare herself. In fact she lays hersel... Read more

by | November 26, 2012

Robert Drewe on drowning, sharks and other watery obsessions…. (In an Interview with Caroline Baum)

Montebello : A Memoir by Robert Drewe Listen to me,’ my mother says. ‘They’ve let off an atom bomb today. Right here in W.A. Atom bombs worry the blazes out of me, and I want you at home.’ In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the th... Read more

by | November 19, 2012

VIDEO: Caroline Overington talks to Brett Osmond about her new book Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington Sisters of Mercy is the haunting story of two sisters – one has vanished, the other is behind bars… Snow Delaney was born a generation and a world away from her sister, Agnes. Until recently, neither even knew of the other’s existence. They came together only for the reading of their father’s will – when Snow discovered, to h... Read more

by | November 12, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Robyn Davidson, author of Tracks in conversation with Caroline Baum

Tracks by Robyn Davidson The international bestseller of one woman’s solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback. ‘I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.’ So begins Robyn Davidson’s perilous journey through some of the harshest spaces of the world. A camel-tr... Read more

by | November 5, 2012

I Eat Therefore I Cook : Guest Blogger, MasterChef’s Matt Preston asks, ‘What’s in a Name?’

The hardest thing about writing this book – that’s “Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes” by the way – wasn’t writing the recipes but on deciding the title. As this is a recipe book for people who like to eat, and who have to cook, perhaps I should have called it I Eat Therefore I Cook as one smart twitter follower suggested. It is certainly a better title than Great Food Isn’t Posh Food which is my... Read more

by | November 3, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Craig Silvey, the author of The Amber Amulet and Jasper Jones, in conversation with Caroline Baum

You’re in safe hands – The Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A brilliant jewel of a book from the acclaimed, best-selling author of Jasper Jones. Dear Sir/Ma’am, Please find enclosed this AMBER AMULET. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. A... Read more

by | November 2, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Di Morrissey, author of The Golden Land, in conversation with Caroline Baum

The Golden Land by Di Morrissey The latest bestseller from Australia’s most popular author, Di Morrissey Family and conscience. Money and marriage. The Golden Land is a story built upon classic themes in a modern Australian dimension. It powerfully brings together tragedy and trauma on both public and personal scales. Di Morrissey skilfully explores the little known, troubled history of Burma t... Read more

by | November 1, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Cate Kennedy, author of Like a House on Fire, in conversation with Caroline Baum

Like a House on Fire  by Cate Kennedy ‘This is a heartfelt and moving collection of short stories that cuts right to the emotional centre of everyday life.’  Bookseller & Publisher From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, inj... Read more

by | October 30, 2012

INTERVIEW: Author Lily Brett reveals to Caroline Baum why Lola Bensky was so difficult to write

Lola Bensky by Lily Brett Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she’s not sure how she got the job – but she’s been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and intervie... Read more

by | October 24, 2012