Showing posts from December, 2018

Brunswick Bound's 2018 Bestsellers

Another year over and it's time to have a look at what Brunswick was reading this year.
Almost all non-fiction titles on the list this year with the exception of Sally Rooney's much lauded Normal People.  (I hear she might have something coming in 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for that...).
Interestingly enough, only 4 books on the list were actually published this year.
Dark Emu was by far our bestselling book this year, which is fantastic.  Originally published in 2014, the new edition of this very important book reignited the conversation about what we truly understand about Aboriginal culture and was followed up by Marcia Langton's Welcome to Country and Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (which also features on our Top 10 list), which also made their way onto many of your bookshelves.
Self-publishing was represented, with Grungewick sitting solidly in the middle of our list.  Editor Michael Winkler was also part of our First Chapters event series this year.  It was so …

First Chapters Q&A with Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer's writing has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Killings.  She has previously published a book of flash fiction.
Angela has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar and for the past few years has published a range of Australian authors for Echo Publishing, including award-winners and an international bestseller (The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris).  She grew up in Northern NSW and lives in Melbourne.

Angela will be reading from her debut novel A Superior Spectre.

1.Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a chapter from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from the chapter you have chosen?
I hope it will transport you in time and space, while also making you feel completely present in your body…
2.How would you describe the kind of books that you write?
Literary-genre blends. I hope they come across as inquisitive, open-minded, emotive, layered.

First Chapters Q&A with Marlee Jane Ward

Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo living in Melbourne.  She likes dreaming of the future, cats, and making an utter spectacle of herself.  You can find her short stories in the Hear Me Roar AnthologyInterdictions and Mad Scientist Journal. Her novella Welcome to Orphancorp won the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize and the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. The final instalment in the Orphancorp trilogy, Prisoncorp, will be published in 2019.
Marlee Jane will be reading at First Chapters on Friday 1 February.  We asked her some questions to get to know her better.
1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a chapter from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from the chapter you have chosen?
I haven’t chosen which one yet! Last time I waited until the last minute to choose, I ended up reading a sex scene to a packed bar while rather tipsy. I think this time I should prepare in advance.
2. How would you describe the kind of books th…