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COMING SOON: Kim Lock, author of upcoming Like I Can Love answers the Booktopia Book Guru's Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Kim Lock

author of Like I Can Love

Ten Terrifying Questions


1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? 888 more words

Australian Author

BOOK REVIEW: Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift (Review by John Purcell)

Review by John Purcell

Delicious. That’s what this book is. Delicious.

From the first line, this evocative novel dazzled me with the beauty of the phrasing, the technical proficiency of the delivery and success of the descriptions – we are made to feel heat of the sun, the breeze against our skin, the cool marble underfoot, the afterglow of illicit sex… 335 more words


Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things optioned for film

Australian author Charlotte Wood should be mighty pleased with herself.

Her most recent book, The Natural Way of Things, was this month shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, is the front-runner for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award and has now been optioned for a film by producers Katia Nizic and Emma Dockery. 236 more words

Australian Author

BOOK REVIEW: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier (Review by Sarah McDuling)

Review by Sarah McDuling

Oh boy. This book scared me silly, in the best possible way. A tightly written psychological thriller, My Sister Rosa combines compelling characterisation with an expertly paced plot and an atmosphere fraught with tension. 280 more words

Australian Author

The Top 20 Most Lied About Books

Let’s be honest, we’ve all lied about something – about how often we floss, how much we weigh, or how our partner really looks in that outfit. 282 more words


BOOK REVIEW: Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali (Review by Emily Meredith)

Review by Emily Meredith

Max is a fascinating fictionalisation of a very real piece of World War II history.

The title character is the first child born in the Lebensborn program, a terrifying Nazi eugenics initiative to create perfect Aryan children. 249 more words