Search results for tag: Geraldine Brooks

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

BOOK REVIEW + PRE-ORDER TO WIN: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Review by Caroline Baum)

Geraldine Brooks is brilliant at taking dusty historical research and bringing it to life by animating obscure figures in flesh and blood. In this case her subject is King David. Outside of his appearances in the Bible, we know little about him. Yes, he slew (or is that slayed?) the giant Goliath, yes he played the harp and sang divinely, but what else? Through the eyes of his friend, the court... Read more

by | September 29, 2015

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

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 20-11 as voted by you

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the second last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those that are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far: We hope you’re all looking forward to tomorrow when we unveil  Australia’s top 10 Favourite Novelists,... Read more

by | January 24, 2013

Geraldine Brooks, author of Caleb’s Crossing, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Pulitzer Prize Winner Geraldine Brooks author of Caleb’s Crossing, Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire 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? Born on Bland Street, Ashfield ... Read more

by | April 5, 2011

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (20 to 11) (The Popular Vote 2010)

A quick glance at the full list of your (remember, you voted for it) 50 Must Read Australian Novels will reveal which publisher is leading the way when it comes to keeping affordable editions of the Australian Classics in print. The Orange Revolution. This list shows that not only are these wonderful books remembered, but they are being read, talked about and shared amongst friends. So publishe... Read more

by | December 29, 2010