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Q&A with Patrick Ness about his latest novel – The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

1. The premise for your latest book is a really refreshing new take on a familiar theme. Can you tell us a bit about how you first got the idea to write The Rest of Us Just Live Here? The Chosen One plot is so important to YA, and for good reason: it provides an explanation for the incredible loneliness and alienation that teenage life brings. It’s powerful, and I’d never want to lo... Read more

by | August 24, 2015

VIDEO: Steve Toltz on his brilliant new novel Quicksand

Steve Toltz’s first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. He chats to Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach. Quicksand by Steve Toltz The literary event of 2015. Steve Toltz follows his extraordinary debut, the Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole, with a novel that’s just as edgy, hilarious and compelling: Qu... Read more

by | July 12, 2015

VIDEO: Amy Bloom on her new book Lucky Us

Amy Bloom is the author of three collections of stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and two novels: Away, Love Invents Us, and now, Lucky Us. Lucky Us by Amy Bloom A thrilling and resonant novel from the author of Away, about loyalty, ambition, and the pleasures and perils of family, set in 1940s America. When Eva’s mother aban... Read more

by | July 11, 2015

VIDEO: Stephanie Bishop on her breathtaking new novel The Other Side of the World

A stunning emerging Australian writer, Stephanie Bishop’s first novel was The Singing, for which she was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists. The Singing was also highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award. This, her second novel, was recently shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award under the title Dream England. Sh... Read more

by | July 10, 2015

VIDEO: Kate Mayes on her beautiful new kids book Daddy Cuddle

Kate Mayes is the author of Daddy Cuddle, and Count My Kisses, Little One and Stew a Cockatoo: My Aussie Cookbook under the name Ruthie May. She chats to Booktopia’s John Purcell. Daddy Cuddle by Kate Mayes, Sara Acton (Illustrator) An undeniably adorable new picture book for dads everywhere, from bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Sara Acton. ‘Daddy up?R... Read more

by | July 9, 2015

VIDEO: Kooshyar Karimi on his incredible new book Leila’s Secret

Kooshyar Karimi is an Iranian Jew who fled his native country after years of living a double life; as a doctor performing secret and illegal operations and as a spy for his country’s secret police. He talks to Caroline Baum about his acclaimed new book Leila’s Secret. Leila’s Secret by Kooshyar Karimi In fundamentalist Iran, new life sometimes means certain death. When Leila c... Read more

by | April 8, 2015