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“No llores porque ya se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió.”
-Gabriel García Márquez

Today, we celebrate the life of one of the most influential Latino writers that ever shared his beautiful imagination with us. Rest in Peace.


Looking for a Charles Bukowski Biography? Don't Check Non-Fiction

As a binge-drinking poet who daylighted as a filing clerk for the Post Office, I suppose it’s natural for people to want to know more about Charles Bukowski. 843 more words

On Writing

Rethinking 'Identities'

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. 278 more words

Film Studies

Pulitzer Prize For Fiction 2014 awarded to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

THE GOLDFINCH : Donna Tartt, author of the phenomenal bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend, returns with a breathtaking new novel.

Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. 678 more words

Book Recommendations

Gabrielle Tozer, author of The Intern, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Gabrielle Tozer

author of The Intern

Ten Terrifying Questions

1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? 799 more words

Australian Author

Art inspiring fiction: Night Street by Kristel Thornell

Melbourne is finally embracing autumn: grey skies, rain showers and leaves littering the street. Near perfect conditions to write a book review, especially if the book in question is Kristel Thornell’s atmospheric and Melbourne-centric  755 more words

Contemporary Literature

Book review newsletter - Q1 2014

Last quarter, I came across some amazing books. Reviews of those I would recommend.


Quiet, Susan Cain
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I have read very few books where the author undergoes some problem, dedicates her life understanding it and writes an extremely inspiring book. 485 more words