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What books are on Man Booker Prize Winning Author Richard Flanagan’s bookshelf?

Earlier this week The New Yorker produced a short film about Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan, focusing on his ‘writing shack’ on Bruny Island. It’s a beautiful piece, full of vintage musings on life, happiness and the writer’s life. We also get a glimpse into the award-winning author’s writing room: a modest, empty desk with a laptop, a lamp and a couple o... Read more

by | February 6, 2015

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 20-11

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! Today’s collection of authors is amazing! Don’t forget, tomorrow we unveil Australia’s Favourite Author for 2015. Let the countdown begin! 20. Fiona McIntosh Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novel... Read more

by | January 22, 2015

My Favourite Australian Authors of 2014

2014 was a huge year for Australian authors. There seems no better time, January being our month of Australian Stories, to reflect on my favourite Australian authors of 2014. So many Australian authors had career defining years in 2014, but these are a few that made a huge impact with their work both on and off the page. Confused about the concept? So am I, but we’ll get there. Sonya Hart... Read more

by | January 8, 2015

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. Within the short selection below you’ll find Medieval Europe, Chinese dragons, Antarctica, Texas, CIA conspiracies and, from Christos Tsiol... Read more

by | December 16, 2014

Will Richard Flanagan win the Man Booker?

I can be a little bitter sometimes… Around this time last year I finished Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North and immediately shouted to the world “THIS WILL WIN THE MILES FRANKLIN!” I told everyone who would listen, swelling with literary priggishness, waving them away when they offered up other worthy winners. “No” I would say. “You&#... Read more

by | October 14, 2014

Man Booker News: Australia’s Richard Flanagan named on six book Shortlist for 2014 prize

Could he do it? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as Richard Flanagan continues his surge towards a Man Booker Prize for his beautiful novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan’s masterpiece was controversially overlooked for this year’s Miles Franklin. 2010 winner Howard Jacobson is joined by fellow UK writers Ali Smith and Neel Mukherjee, with the new inte... Read more

by | September 9, 2014

REVIEW: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (review by Andrew Cattanach)

In this, a year of so many extraordinary gifts from the literary world, how can one work shine so brightly on the Australian landscape? Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North finds its voice in haunting, stark prose and the deeply personal story of a POW on the Burma death railway his father was a survivor of. From the opening pages Flanagan surges across generations and lan... Read more

by | November 5, 2013

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (40 to 31) (The Popular Vote 2010)

If we mometarily ignore the genius of Hal Porter (37) and the Nobel Prize winning Patrick White (32), the next ten titles on our list could be said to represent the best of modern writing in Australia. Who am I trying to kid? I can’t ignore Hal Porter or Patrick White. The next ten, therefore, can be said to represent the best of Australian writing. No more said. (Full List of 50 Must Rea... Read more

by | December 18, 2010