Sydney Writers’ Festival 2014 preview

Next week the wonderful writerly madness of Sydney Writers’ Festival kicks off, with events not just across Sydney but spreading also to Parramatta and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains too. And for those further afield, there will be live streaming online of some festival events while Radio National and 702 ABC Sydney will also bring plenty of events to the rest of the country with their coverage.… Read the rest

Meeting your idols: when Christie met Christos

Recently two of our authors came together, as Snake Bite author Christie Thompson met Christos Tsiolkas in Canberra where he was meeting fans and signing copies of new novel Barracuda. Here she recounts the experience, not subscribing to the notion that you should never meet your idols. 

On the alphabetically ordered shelves of the bookstore, Christie Thompson (that’s me) sits beside her literary idol, one of the biggest names in Australian literature, Christos Tsiolkas.… Read the rest