This month sees the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, when 173 people lost their lives. Ella Holcombe & David Cox’s new book, The House on the Mountain, captures the intense drama of that devastating natural disaster, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.… Read the rest
We are grieving the loss of an exceptionally talented writer, a loyal friend and a most genuine, humble man, Andrew McGahan.
Born in Dalby, Queensland, in 1966, Andrew was one of ten children, growing up surrounded by the wheat fields of the family farm.… Read the rest
After ten years with the ideas for his novel The Nancys in his head, it took our Faber Writing Academy courses to finally bring Rob McDonald’s story to the page, and here he discusses how the Writing a Novel course, his tutors and fellow students helped him on the path to publication.… Read the rest
Elias Greig, author of the wonderfully titled (but sure to invoke involuntary shudders from booksellers) I Can’t Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue discusses his new book, and how it exposes the realities of working in retail, and in particular many people’s idea of a dream job – working in a bookshop. … Read the rest
This year Michael Connelly was recognised with the CWA Diamond Dagger, awarded for a significant contribution to the crime writing genre with his 31 books, and here he discusses how he approached writing his 32nd book – Dark Sacred Night and bringing together Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard.… Read the rest
Masterpiece, exquisite, compelling, rare, classic, perfect, tender, piercing, humorous, uplifting… these are just some of the words that have been used to try and describe Lenny’s Book of Everything.
Last week we shared some of the incredible responses we’ve received from children for the book, and while it is written for those aged 10 and up, Karen Foxlee’s book is having a profound effect on adult readers too.… Read the rest
Nichola Beukes was our inaugural Faber Writing Academy scholarship winner for Patti Miller’s True Stories course, and here she shares her experiences of the course and the development of her writing.… Read the rest