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Jackie French named Senior Australian of the Year

A passion for telling stories and tireless advocacy for children with learning difficulties has made Jackie French the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. “A book can change the world,” she said. “Every book a child reads creates new neurons in that child’s brain,” she told the crowd as she received her award. “If you want intelligent children give them a boo... Read more

by | January 25, 2015

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 30-21

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! Monday and Tuesday’s announcements had some big surprises, will today be any different? The countdown continues… 30. Traci Harding Traci Harding’s work combines fantasy, facts, history and esoteric beliefs. She has recentl... Read more

by | January 21, 2015

Jackie French Named Australian Children’s Laureate For 2014-2015

Jackie French, best-selling author of over 140 books, including the iconic Diary of a Wombat and Hitler’s Daughter, has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014 – 2015. French was presented with her Magpie Award, the symbol of the Laureate, at a ceremony at the National Library of Australia in Canberra by actor, director and former Play School presenter Rhys Muldoon. ... Read more

by | November 27, 2013

Jackie French, award-winning author of Let the Land Speak, writes an exclusive guest blog for Booktoberfest

It began with a goat. I found the goat one lazy Sunday afternoon, uploading old copies of newspapers to see what the English thought about James Cook after the Endeavour got home. And there she was, hailed as a heroine: the goat who saved the ship. Cook even took her home with him. Three years away in the South Seas, and what does he take his family? One smelly, stroppy old nanny goat. The Brit... Read more

by | October 18, 2013

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 40-31 as voted by you

Welcome to day two of the unveiling of Australia’s Favourite Novelist, as voted by you. Here’s the story so far: 50. Peter Temple 49. Jay Kristoff 48. Nikki Gemmell 47. Charlotte Wood 46. Andy Griffiths 45. Di Morrissey 44. Christina Stead 43. Christos Tsiolkas 42. Rachael Treasure 41. Morris Gleitzman Don’t forget to pencil in January 25th as a big day on the calender as we c... Read more

by | January 22, 2013