Welcome to Part 2 of our WOM Sydney Writers' Festival coverage - our fourth episode! Debut sensation Sophie Green, talks about her outback adventure The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club; Stella Prize Winner Charlotte Wood discusses her latest novel Love and Hunger - such a good book for a cooking show; and Welsh debut author Emma Glass talks about her astonishing novel Peach.
Thanks to publisher Harper Collins Australia, we have a special giveaway to celebrate our interview with Raymond E. Feist. Raymond was in Australia recently promoting his new book King of Ashes, the first book of his new trilogy The Fireman Saga. King of Ashes is Raymond's first book set outside the Rift War Cycle in 30 years and we are lucky to have two copies of the hardback edition to giveaway - our first hard-cover! Click through to find out how to win.
Recommended readsThe recommendations from authors just keep coming. This latest offering hails from our second episode of the Sydney Writers' Festival, and includes recommendations from Stella Prize Winner Charlotte Wood, debut authors Sophie Green, as well as from the very well-read crowd at the Sydney Writers' Festival. There will be no excuses come the book-club choosing.
Portrait of a recipeWe caught up with Richard Fidler at the 2018 Sydney Writer's Festival to talk about his latest book Saga Land, which he co-authored with his dear friend Kari Gislason. In it, he included a recipe for Icelandic fish soup because, says Richard, "wherever you go in Iceland ... they tend to have these little cafes ... that only have about four or five things on the menu ... and nearly every one of them had Icelandic fish soup.
Wow! What a fabulous few days we’ve had at the Sydney Writers Festival. The Carriageworks is a great venue – plenty of space, groovy eateries and bars, and wonderful lounges to relax after author sessions. And what a fabulous line-up of authors. It has a great central hub that makes it easy for people to mingle and meet, and watch the authors zooming through to their next appearance.
Anne and Graeme's hot tipsWord of Mouth is about authors sharing their recommendations on the best books they've read lately, and their favourite cookbooks. First up, are Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion. First up are author couple Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion. We cooked the main meal for their episode out of this cookbook, and they were right: it was delicious.
Two Steps Forward giveawayWe have TWO fantastic piles of books to give away this fortnight, thanks to Text Publishing and your Word of Mouth TV team. Each pack will include a copy of Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s latest novel Two Steps Forward, each of which will be signed by the authors and the hosts of Word of Mouth TV. Click this excerpt to find out how to enter.
Author Q&AAnne Buist and Graeme Simsion are the wife-and-husband writing team behind the charming romantic comedy Two Steps Forward; and are the first authors to be featured on Word of Mouth TV. They answer our questions about their latest book, give us the inside running on their next projects, and reveal their deepest foodie secrets.
Welcome ladies to Word of Mouth TV. We say “ladies” because statistics tell us that the vast majority of bibliophiles are women. Women buy more books than men, attend more book clubs, use libraries more often, write more than men, and attend more creative writing courses than men. Heaps more! Having said that, we expect that the literary banquet we serve this year will feed the souls of both sexes.