Search results for tag: Peter FitzSimons

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

7PM INTERVIEW: Peter Fitzsimons and Andrew Cattanach discuss Peter’s new book Gallipoli

Some interviews are easier than others. While one could be like two old friends reuniting and having a chat over a beer. Another could be like stepping into a lion’s den. Taming the enthusiastic and exuberant red banner wearing Peter Fitzsimons was always going to be a challenge. He’s so passionate about his subject. So we sent in our most genial of interviewers, Mr Andrew Cattanach... Read more

by | December 16, 2014

Signed Copies Make Great Gifts – Part 1 of our signed book bonanza!

We love to give books as gifts. All booklovers do. But when we can give a book which is signed by the author, well, that is perfect. Tell someone how much you love them by giving them something that’ll go ‘straight to the poolroom!’ But hurry as stock will not last! Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Series : Book 5 by John Flanagan When the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and... Read more

by | November 25, 2014

Random House Australia joins our Booktoberfest celebration – you could win a prize pack worth over $800!

How would you like to give everyone you love a book for Christmas… without you having to pay a cent? To help us celebrate Booktoberfest our friends at Random House are giving you the chance to win all of the books in their Booktoberfest Showcase. Order any of the books in the Random House Booktoberfest Showcase to go into the draw to win the entire collection – worth over $800! Clic... Read more

by | October 9, 2013

Peter FitzSimons, author of Eureka Stockade: The Unfinished Revolution, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Peter FitzSimons author of Eureka Stockade: The Unfinished Revolution, Mawson, Batavia, Kokoda and many more… Six Sharp Questions ————————————– 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Eureka Stockade: The Unfinished Revolution, details ... Read more

by | November 15, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Craig Silvey, Peter FitzSimons and Susan Maushart

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice ... Read more

by | May 19, 2012

Books for the men in your life for Christmas

With historical must-reads from Peter FitzSimons on Sir Douglas Mawson, to the brilliant fiction that is Elliot Perlman's The Street Sweeper, to highly anticipated autobiographies from cricket fast bowler Brett Lee and Tour de France Green Jersey winner Robbie McEwen you will have all your Christmas gifts covered Read more

by | December 6, 2011

Peter FitzSimons, author of Batavia, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Peter FitzSimons author of Batavia, Kokoda, Tobruk, A Simpler Time, Nene and many 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? This question reminds me of a great book I read recently, and as a mat... Read more

by | February 17, 2011