Search results for tag: Markus Zusak

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – The Top 10

The day has arrived. Today we announce Australia’s Top 10 Favourite Authors, as voted by you. Before anything, we want to extend a HUGE thanks to everyone involved with this poll. To all authors, we owe you thanks on so many levels, but on this occasion thank you for rallying your fans and supporting other authors with such vigour. Oh, and for writing the books that we adore. We love you ... Read more

by | January 23, 2015

First Look At The Official Trailer For The Book Thief, Starring Geoffrey Rush

It seems like every book lover around the world (and particularly Australia) have their fingers crossed that the upcoming film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is worthy of the novel. As message boards and chat rooms begin to fill with excited chatter about the soon to be released film, the conversation invariably heads down the I-hope-they-don’t-mess-this-up path. So it ... Read more

by | August 22, 2013

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief to be adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush

Huge news today as it was announced Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel The Book Thief will be adapted into a film, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Industry sources told Booktopia that filming will start in Berlin on the 25th of February, with a shoot schedule of 58 days. The book focuses on Liesel Meminger and her younger brother, who are taken by their mother to live with a foster... Read more

by | February 6, 2013

Australia’s Favourite Novelist: The Countdown Continues

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those who are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far:   So sit back and enjoy as the countdown towards Australia’s Favourite Novelist continues…. 10. Rachael Johns ... Read more

by | January 25, 2013

10 Australian books to read before you die – First Tuesday Book Club

The First Tuesday Bookclub on the ABC recently held a popular vote for the 10 Australian books to read before you die. We watched with bated breath as the list was released, and thought we’d share it with you it case you missed it. While there will be as much talk about the books not on the list as on it, it really is a great place to start with Australia novels. If there’s anything... Read more

by | December 5, 2012

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (10 to 1) (The Popular Vote 2010)

So, it’s come to this, has it? The Top Ten Must Read Australian Novels, as voted by you lot. It’s a list of surprises – there’s the inclusion of Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (it’s a film ain’t it?), the omission of Peter Carey and Patrick White from the top ten and, the biggest surprise of all, the winner. I mean, really!, who would have guesse... Read more

by | January 7, 2011