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.
Kate and I are the best and oldest of friends. We first met fresh out of university at an industrial psychology test in the most inauspicious of circumstances. We were being pitted against each other for the plum job of journalist at Fairfax Media, the owner of such illustrious mastheads as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald and The Age.