Search results for tag: Helen Garner

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

Susan Wyndham: On Losing a Parent

After my 2008 book Life in His Hands, about the Sydney neurosurgeon Charlie Teo and his patient Aaron McMillan, a young pianist who had brain cancer, I declared that I would never write another book about illness and death. But then my mother died. Mum faded away so slowly that I didn’t even admit to myself that she was dying. I was an only child and she had been divorced and on her own since I... Read more

by | October 15, 2013

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

Award-winning author Charlotte Wood reveals her Five Favourite Australian Authors

Award-winning author Charlotte Wood author of The Children, Animal People, Love and Hunger and many more reveals her Five Favourite Australian Authors                                                    ————————————————— I hate picking favourites; mine change all the time. But here are Five Aust... Read more

by | January 16, 2013

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

Rebecca James author of Beautiful Malice answers Ten Terrifying Questions

Haven't heard of Rebecca James? Well, you are about to, as her tense and edgy young adult psychological thriller was the subject of a bidding war at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Some $1 million later (with rights sold now in 20 countries and translations into 13 languages), Beautiful Malice is soon to hit the shelves in Australia, with other countries to follow. Read more

by | April 14, 2010