A stunning emerging Australian writer, Stephanie Bishop's first novel was The Singing, for which she was named one of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD's Best Young Australian Novelists. The Singing was also highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award.
Her latest novel, The Other Side of the World, is a story of melancholy beauty that proves the only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again.
Bishop shares her top five most influential books with us ...
I'm sure my mother read me this story as a moral tale – I was the elder sister who had to make room for a new sibling. The book tells the story of a dog, John Brown and his owner, Rose. One night a cat arrives and meows to be let in. But John Brown doesn’t want the cat around and is worried that his place will be usurped. He tells the cat to go away, but eventually must capitulate, in order to make Rose happy. I felt for poor John Brown, he was the first character I really connected with.
By Sophia WhitfieldOn August 25, 2014
Karen Wood is the author of the five Diamond Spirit books, an adventurous series set in the Australian outback about friendship, courage and the love of horses. She has also...On October 8, 2014
By Sophia WhitfieldOn March 17, 2014
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Jason Hewitt joined Sophia Whitfield for a chat about his latest book and recent success. You can buy both Jason's books here.On October 15, 2015
With the world focused on London as we count down to the Olympics, we decided to ask a few notable British authors to select the book that, for them, best...On July 23, 2012