This weekend sees the start of the wonderful Melbourne Writers Festival, ten days of bookish chat from hundreds of authors. The list can be somewhat overwhelming however, so we’ve picked out four authors well worth hearing from (plus a handful of others), as they’re bound to give you much to think and talk about.… Read the rest
Tonight at last, we can announce the 2014 winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, Christine Piper with her debut novel After Darkness.
Here at our offices in Crows Nest, a crowd from across the literary world were in attendance waiting with bated breath for Eleanor Catton to announce our winner.… Read the rest
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success – and the secret is to avoid cliches and excessive use of verbs
Thanks Scientists.… Read the rest
What happens when you throw together a stellar line up of characters from across mythology and literature (think Medusa, mermaids, satyrs, harpies, trolls and many more), along with some typical teenage troubles such as parents, bullies, love, self-image and that question of what on earth do I want to do with life?… Read the rest
Yesterday morning brought the highly exciting (understatement) early morning news that Eleanor Catton’s magnificent novel The Luminaries had won The Man Booker Prize for Fiction!