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Lauren Chater’s whopping giveaway

2018-08-17T22:52:21+00:00 Categories: Giveaway, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Lace Weaver
Thanks to publisher Simon & Schuster, Word of Mouth TV has two more book packs to give away this week to celebrate our first debut author, Lauren Chater. And they are bumper giveaways. Each contains the most books of any giveaway to date (so exciting!) All you need to do to enter is SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel, or our website, and complete the drill. Click through for details!

News bites: Dennis Jones appoints liquidator

2018-08-17T14:33:24+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

News bites
Industry stalwart Dennis Jones & Associates has appointed a liquidator. As the leading independent distributor for small publishers and self-publishers, the news will comes as a shock to many. If Australian Society of Authors members who are creditors would like the ASA to act on their behalf, they can fill out a form on the ASA website. The ASA also has a press release on its site.

Leife Shallcross – The Beast’s Heart

2018-08-14T08:10:14+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kate's review
The Beast's Heart by debut Australian author Leife Shallcross is a retelling of the classic French fairy-tale ‘La Belle et la Bête’, told from the perspective of the Beast. Like many lovers of fairy-tales, it is one of my own personal favourites and I have drawn upon its symbols and structures in my own novel, The Beast’s Garden, which is set in Nazi Germany.

Anthony Bourdain’s memorable mafia veal chops

2018-08-16T08:51:45+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Iconic Literary Food Moments
Celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain passed away this year, so it seemed timely to dedicate an Iconic Literary Moment to him. It is not surprising that he incorporated a litany of great food moments into his works. The quote we choose for this episode hails from his first novel, set in the mafia’s kitchen in Little Italy New York, Bone in the Throat, which was later adapted as a movie. The mind boggles at the scenarios a mafia kitchen could offer a writer – if only the chopping board could talk.

Raymond E. Feist’s fave? Cajun steak

2018-08-07T17:08:46+00:00 Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Portrait of a recipe
Fantasy master Raymond E. Feist uses food when writing fantasy in many ways, one of the most common of which is to build his characters: "It's the common things," he says. "The things that we all share." In real life, he proclaims himself a "steak and potatoes" kind of guy, and he is something of a grilling aficionado. His favourite meal is Cajun steak. It must, he insists, be served with sauce.

Sydney Writers’ Festival authors’ book tips rock

2018-07-18T15:50:09+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Recommended reads
The 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.

The Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose

2018-08-14T08:13:13+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Kate's review
I love art in all its forms, and had heard so many wonderful reviews of The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (which won the 2017 Stella Prize) that I had been wanting to read it for a long time. And I am so glad I did. It is definitely one of the best books I've read this year. Quite possibly, one of the best books I've read ever.

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club – Sophie Green

2018-07-15T15:51:59+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Sarah's review
Set in the isolation of the vast, sparsely populated Northern Territory, in a land of cattle stations and stockmen during 1978-1981, The Inaugural Fairvale Ladies Book Club harks back to an even earlier Australia. Just as Australia’s pioneer women suffered the trials of isolation, the women of the small towns and cattle stations in Australia’s north continue this tradition today.

Charlotte Wood’s divine boeuf en daube

2018-08-04T17:42:19+00:00 Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Portrait of a recipe
Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood is, to all accounts, an excellent cook and her book Love and Hunger is full of recipes - one whole chapter is devoted to pastry. Charlotte says she cut her teeth on Elizabeth David's cookbooks after learning about them one day at a friend's dinner party. "That day ... I suddenly saw how creativity and cooking were completely connected," says Charlotte.

Kids & YA fest ankle bites the footy in Twitter league

2018-07-15T13:23:55+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tidbits
There was more bookish news than you could poke a stick at this week, and we have expanded the section to include international news. Writing NSW’s biennial Kids & YA Festival leads this week's line-up because the event was the fourth-highest trender on Twitter, edged out by the football and a major political event (thanks to some frantic tweeting by attendees), and it feels like an absolute triumph whenever books are mentioned in the same breath as football in Australia’s media.

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