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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

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites, talks to John Purcell from the Sydney Writer’s Festival

Grab a copy of Burial Rites here Burial Rites by Hannah Kent In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking ... Read more

by | June 26, 2014

The Winners of the ABIA & Booktopia People’s Choice Awards are…

A couple of awards that weren’t announced at Friday night’s ABIA Awards were the ABIA & Booktopia People’s Choice Awards. We asked you to vote for your favourite fiction and children’s books, and we received a huge response. Thanks to everyone who voted! After thousands of votes cast, we’re proud to announce the winners of the inaugural ABIA & Booktopia Peo... Read more

by | May 26, 2014

The 2014 Stella Prize Longlist announced

The longlist for the 2014 Stella Prize has just been announced, containing a great mix of exciting new talents and familiar faces. Named after one of Australia’s most important female authors, Stella Maria Miles Franklin, The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature and was awarded for the first time last year to Carrie Tiffany for Mateship with Birds. The prize is ... Read more

by | February 13, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Burial Rites Film Adaptation

Burial Rites is about to find a whole new set of fans as rumour has it Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in its film adaptation. Described as a ‘package deal’ by industry insiders, Lawrence will reportedly team up with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross to tell the extraordinary story that has captivated readers this year. In Burial Rites, debut author Hannah Kent reima... Read more

by | October 8, 2013