Posts Tagged ‘John Marsden’

A Snapshot of Australian YA and Fiction in the USA

Monday, July 7th, 2014

I’ve just returned from visiting some major cities in the USA. It was illuminating to see which Australian literature is stocked in their (mostly) indie bookstores. This is anecdotal but shows which Australian books browsers are seeing, raising the profile of our literature. Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief was the most prominent Australian book. I […]

No. 7 – Most Popular Aussie Novels of All Time

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

We surveyed our customers to discover the Most Popular Aussie Novels of all time – we’re counting down the Top 24 Novels between now and Christmas Eve… At #7 – Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden 34.5% of all respondents have read this book Synopsis for Tomorrow, When the War Began by John […]

No. 24 – Most Popular Aussie Novels of All Time

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

We surveyed our customers to discover the Most Popular Aussie Novels of all time – we’re counting down the Top 24 Novels between now and Christmas Eve… At #24 – So Much to Tell You by John Marsden 20.1% of all respondents have read this book Synopsis for So Much to Tell You by John Marsden So […]

The Movie Curse

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Against every sensible bone in my body’s advice, I made a trip to the movies for the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans, starring that gorgeous Aussie, Sam Worthington. My first mistake. Having adored the 1981 version, I of course had high expectations of this new adaptation. This was my second mistake. No matter […]

Adele Walsh on movie adaptations

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I’m not the only perpetual adolescent in the world, and the plan is for this blog to feature a range of ‘adolescent’ voices, from young-adult authors, to young-adult readers. Adele Walsh, or as you may know her, Persnickety Snark, is one of the, if not the name in Australian young-adult blogging. Of course, if you said […]

The Myth of the Children’s Book (Part 1)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you read up on these kinds of things, you’ll already have been aware that the Hugo Award nominees for 2010 have been announced. Among them the name ‘Shaun Tan’ sits merrily, in the category of ‘Best Professional Artist’ . And if you’ve been hiding under a different rock from the one Shaun Tan’s been […]

VIDEO POST: Tomorrow, When The War Began Trailer

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Paramount Pictures has released the teaser trailer for the feature film adaptation of John Marsden’s best-selling novel Tomorrow: When The War Began. It opens in Australian cinemas on September 2, 2010.

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK: Melina Marchetta

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

In what will no doubt set a dangerous precedent for the years to come, this week, to celebrate the CBCA’s Book Week, we’re doing something very special here at the Boomerang Blog. We’ve invited a selection of Australian children’s author to drop by and guest blog for us – one for every day of the […]