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The Podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.

Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. Join us for author interviews, book reviews and recommendations and bookish banter. We love books, especially Australian ones.

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The Podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.

Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. Join us for author interviews, book reviews and recommendations and bookish banter. We love books, especially Australian ones.

    The Weekend Booktopian - 16th April 2020 (feat. Nick from Rakuten Kobo)

    The Weekend Booktopian - 16th April 2020 (feat. Nick from Rakuten Kobo)

    Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now!

    For our thirty-ninth episode Nick hosts Mark, Arthur and special guest Nick from Rakuten Kobo as we discuss the 2021 ABIA Shortlist. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another episode of Book Fight!

    Books Mentioned in this podcast:
    Tomasz Jedrowski - Swimming in the Dark: https://bit.ly/3afcDlD
    Gabriela Houston - The Second Bell: https://bit.ly/2Q6oko0
    Ron Chernow - Alexander Hamilton: https://bit.ly/3x1crQH
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter - Hamilton: https://bit.ly/2PYNPHZ
    Iain M. Banks - The Culture Series: https://bit.ly/3mRdb6i
    Robert Harris - Dictator (Cicero Trilogy 3) - Read by David Rintoul: https://bit.ly/3v0ONSV
    Robert Harris - Lustrum (Cicero Trilogy 2) - Read by Oliver Ford Davies: https://bit.ly/3aeHdfn
    Robert Harris - Imperium (Cicero Trilogy 1) - Read by Oliver Ford Davies: https://bit.ly/3toDovH

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Guests: Nick Coveney, Mark Harding & Arthur Malkoun
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 41 min
    Jacqueline Maley - 'I've Always Got My Head In Fiction'

    Jacqueline Maley - 'I've Always Got My Head In Fiction'

    Jacqueline Maley is an award-winning journalist and columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2020, she won, with her colleague Kate McClymont, the prestigious Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as an Award for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism from the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties. In 2017, Jacqueline won the Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist at the NRMA Kennedy Awards. The Truth About Her is her first novel.

    With the release of 'The Truth About Her', Ben and Shanu sat down with Jacqueline to discuss writing creatively and transitioning from journalism, fighting for readers attention, marriage and motherhood and more.

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Jacqueline Maley - 'The Truth About Her': https://bit.ly/2MED5fX

    Host: Ben Hunter & Shanu Prasad
    Guest: Jacqueline Maley
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 31 min
    Plugged & Unplanned 46 - Dr. Jodie Lowinger

    Plugged & Unplanned 46 - Dr. Jodie Lowinger

    Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Dr. Jodie Lowinger, author of The Mind Strength Method. They discuss the journey of crafting the book, how to combat the protective instinct of anxiety, and more.

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Dr. Jodie Lowinger - The Mind Strength Method: https://bit.ly/3b3DH7k

    Host: Tony Nash
    Guest: Dr. Jodie Lowinger
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 53 min
    An Exciting New Voice - From WiP To Manuscript With Emily Spurr, Jacqueline Bublitz & Kavita Bedford

    An Exciting New Voice - From WiP To Manuscript With Emily Spurr, Jacqueline Bublitz & Kavita Bedford

    Welcome to An Exciting New Voice, our new podcast where we sit down with debut authors and discuss the process of putting books together, getting published, and navigating the book industry.

    In our first episode, Booktopia's Fiction Category Manager Ben Hunter sits down with debut authors Emily Spurr, Jacqueline Bublitz and Kavita Bedford to discuss the process of turning your work-in-progress into a completed manuscript.

    WARNING: occasional mild coarse language

    Books Mentioned in this podcast:
    Emily Spurr - A Million Things: https://bit.ly/3tcR50w
    Jacqueline Bublitz - Before You Knew My Name: https://bit.ly/3ec7cGT
    Kavita Bedford - Friends & Dark Shapes: https://bit.ly/32aP8pu

    Host: Ben Hunter
    Guests: Emily Spurr, Jacqueline Bublitz & Kavita Bedford
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev & Mark Harding

    • 30 min
    Nikki Gemmell - 'I'm A Restless Writer'

    Nikki Gemmell - 'I'm A Restless Writer'

    Nikki Gemmell is a bestselling author of thirteen works of fiction and five non-fiction books. Her work has received international critical acclaim and been translated into many languages. In France she's been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generation and in the US as one of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time. Born in Wollongong, Australia, Nikki lived in London for many years but now lives in Australia with her family.

    With the release of 'The Ripping Tree', Ben sat down with Nikki to discuss provoking questions around land and ownership, getting readers to come with you, crafting page turners, and more.

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Nikki Gemmell- 'The Ripping Tree': https://bit.ly/3wNKFqZ

    Host: Ben Hunter
    Guest: Nikki Gemmell
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 30 min
    The Weekend Booktopian - 9th April 2021

    The Weekend Booktopian - 9th April 2021

    Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now!

    For our thirty-eighth episode Nick hosts Hannah, Amy and Eden as we discuss the 2021 ABDA Shortlist and the Aurealis Award Finalists. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another episode of Book Fight!

    Books Mentioned in this podcast:
    Casey McQuiston - Red, White & Royal Blue: https://bit.ly/3uyzmRu
    Matt Haig - The Midnight Library: https://bit.ly/3dGkI3G
    Alex Michaelides - The Maidens: https://bit.ly/3dPmRKI
    Casey McQuiston - One Last Stop: https://bit.ly/31ZjxXQ
    Leigh Bardugo - Rule Of Wolves: https://bit.ly/39W47rO
    Lynette Noni - The Gilded Cage: https://bit.ly/3d5mWJN
    Lynette Noni - The Prison Healer: https://bit.ly/2B0bNeh
    Eddie Jaku - The Happiest Man on Earth: https://bit.ly/34GLaHx

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Guests: Hannah Armstrong, Eden Samuel & Amy Evans
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 51 min

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