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On tour: Meet the illustrator Priya Kuriyan

6 May 2015

Priya Kuriyan is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Delhi. She recently contributed to Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (A&U), a YA speculative-fiction anthology featuring writers and artists from...

On tour: Meet the author Claire Tomalin

23 April 2015

Claire Tomalin is the author of Charles Dickens: A Life, Jane Austen: A Life, The Invisible Woman (all Penguin), and several other literary biographies. She will be appearing at the...

On tour: Meet the author James Patterson

22 April 2015

James Patterson is the bestselling author of the ‘Alex Cross’ and ‘Women’s Murder Club’ series, among many others. His latest book is Rafe’s Aussie Adventure (with Martin Chatterton, Random House)...

On tour: Meet the author Daniel Mendelsohn

22 April 2015

Daniel Mendelsohn is an author and classicist, whose books include a collection of critical essays Waiting for the Barbarians (NY Review of Books); a memoir The Lost (HarperCollins); The Complete...

On tour: Meet the author Xinran

22 April 2015

Xinran is a Chinese journalist and author based in London. Her latest book Buy Me the Sky (Random House) looks at the social impact of China’s One Child Policy. She...

On tour: Meet the author Anthony Horowitz

9 April 2015

Anthony Horowitz is the bestselling author of the ‘Alex Rider’ series and ‘The Power of Five’ series (both Walker Books). He will be a guest of Sydney Writers Festival in May.What...

On tour: Meet the author John Scalzi

2 April 2015

John Scalzi’s books include Lock In and Redshirts (both Hachette). He is travelling to Supernova in Melbourne and Swancon in Perth in April.What would you put on a shelf-talker for...

On tour: Meet the author Sally Gardner 

4 March 2015

Sally Gardner is the author of The Door That Led to Where (Hot Key Books, January). She will attend the 2015 Reading Matters Conference in Melbourne in late May.What would...

On tour: Meet the author Elizabeth Gilbert

26 February 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of The Signature of All Things (Bloomsbury). She is attending Adelaide Writers’ Week and touring Australia and New Zealand in February and March.What would you...

On tour: Meet the author Tom Rob Smith

26 February 2015

Tom Rob Smith is the author of the psychological thriller The Farm (S & S). He is a guest of Adelaide Writers’ Week in February and March.What would you put...

On tour: Meet the author John Darnielle

13 February 2015

John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, vocalist for The Mountain Goats and author of Wolf in a White Van (Scribe). He is travelling to Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne...

On tour: Meet the author Laurie Halse Anderson 

13 February 2015

Laurie Halse Anderson is attending the Reading Matters Conference in Melbourne in May. Her latest book is The Impossible Knife of Memory (Text).What would you put on a shelf-talker for...

On tour: Meet the author Stephan Pastis

3 February 2015

Stephan Pastis is the author of the ‘Timmy Failure’ series (Walker Books). The latest title in the series, We Meet Again, was published in 2014. Pastis will be touring Australia...

On tour: Meet the author Roxane Gay

3 February 2015

Roxane Gay is the writer of the novel An Untamed State (Corsair) and the collection of essays Bad Feminist (Corsair). She will be a guest of Adelaide Writers’ Week and...

On tour: Meet the author Robin Hobb 

17 October 2014

What are you reading right now?I have a galley of The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (Victor Gollancz). Each chapter rotates to a different character and slowly the crack...

On tour: Meet the author Meg Wolitzer 

21 July 2014

US author Meg Wolitzer’s first novel for young adults is Belzhar (S&S, September). She will be travelling to Melbourne Writers Festival in August. What would you put on a shelf-talker...

On tour: Meet the author Val McDermid 

21 July 2014

Val McDermid’s latest book is The Skeleton Road (Little, Brown, September). She is visiting Australia in September. What would you put on a shelf-talker for your book? Gripping storytelling with characters...

On tour: Meet the author Rachael Herron 

15 July 2014

US-NZ author Rachael Herron is attending the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Sydney in August. Her latest novel is Pack Up the Moon (Bantam). The next instalment in her ‘Cypress...

On tour: Meet the author Vikram Chandra 

12 May 2014

Indian-American author Vikram Chandra is visiting Australia in May for the Sydney Writers’ Festival. His latest book is Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software (Faber). What would you put on...

On tour: Meet the author Irvine Welsh 

17 April 2014

Scottish author Irvine Welsh is visiting Australia in May. His latest book The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins (Jonathan Cape) is published in May. What would you put on a...