Literary Fiction

How to read: Jonathan Franzen

April 9, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

When an author is as well-known as Jonathan Franzen, it can be hard to know where to start. Scattered among his impressive body of work are literary award-winners, quirky non-fiction projects and personal memoirs - first impressions are important, so how do you pick the right one to start with? Lucky for you, we've put together a helpful guide to assist you in figuring out where to start with Jonathan Franzen - whose books are intelligent and readable, written with equal parts head and heart. READ MORE

3 Winners in the Costa Book Awards is Completely Fine

In fact, it's better than fine - we feel so proud to have three HarperCollins books chosen as winners in this year's Costa Book Awards. Every year the prestigious Costa Book Awards recognise some of the most enjoyable books of the year from authors based in the UK and Ireland. Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way. Learn more about them here! READ MORE

My Absolute Darling: Like no girl you’ve read before

In recent years it’s fair to say there have been quite a few novels about girls: girls with tattoos, girls on trains, girls in red coats, girls before, girls online, gone girls and of course the girls. But I can say with absolute confidence that you’ll have never met a girl like Turtle - the fourteen-year-old heroine of Gabriel Tallent’s astonishing debut novel. READ MORE

A Day in the life with Eliza Henry-Jones

Not only is Eliza Henry-Jones the very talented author of the infinitely beautiful novels, In The Quiet (2015),  Ache (2017), and P is for Pearl (just released), but she also has qualifications in English, psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. She has completed an honours in creative writing - exploring bushfire trauma - and works in community services. Oh, and did we mention that she's only 27! We might hold it against her if she wasn't so darn delightful! READ MORE

Your Winter Reading Guide

The chilly weather is setting in giving you more the reason to stay in this weekend. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon curled up on the couch under a blanket with a book that'll have you turning the pages faster than your fingers can manage? If you're after a racing thriller, or a powerful story, or anything in between we've got you covered this winter. Read on for our recommendations. READ MORE

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