Posts Tagged ‘Trudi Canavan’

Media tie-in books

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Media tie-in books are those that are in some way associated with a film, television series or game. I’m interested in these types of books both as a reader and a writer. I recently read a book about tie-in writing — Tied In: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-in Writing. So tie-in writing […]

Modelling for Trudi Canavan

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Guess what? I’m Tayend in Trudi Canavan’s Black Magician trilogy. No, really… I am! I’m not making this up. I really am him. Well… sort of. Let me explain. You see, as well as being a world famous, best-selling author, Trudi also happens to be an artist — and a rather good one at that. […]

The Black Magician trilogy

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

In November last year, I blogged about reading the first book in The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan. (see “The Magicians’ Guild”). Just a little over a year later and I’ve finally read the third book. So I thought now would be a good time to look at the trilogy as a whole. WARNING: […]

Waiting for the end of the series

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I’ve always had this philosophy regarding any series of books — I would never start to read the first book until the final one had been published. That way, I would not have to wait the twelve plus months between books — the twelve plus months during which I would forget vital plot points and […]

In defence of eBooks

Friday, August 12th, 2011

.    Image: Tina Phillips / Yesterday’s post had the inflammatory, and slightly misleading title of “The anti-eBook rant”. So to balance things out a bit, today I present to you, “In defence of eBooks”. Of course, as with yesterday’s title, it is a bit misleading. I’m not really going to defend eBooks — […]

The Trudi Canavan Project

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Photo by Paul Ewins I have a rather special post today. Some practice video interviews with bestselling fantasy author Trudi Canavan. Let me explain… At Aussiecon 4 last year, I videoed a few authors talking about their favourite books and then posted them on Literary Clutter. Trudi was one of those authors. Knowing that I […]

The Fantasy Worlds of Trudi Canavan, part 2

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Trudi Canavan, best selling author of The Black Magician trilogy and numerous other books, is back to answer some more questions. If you missed part one of this interview, go back and read it before reading part two. Sequential interviews usually work best if read in order (nag, nag). And now, on with the interview… […]

The Fantasy Worlds of Trudi Canavan, part 1

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Trudi Canavan is a best-selling Australian fantasy author whose books include The Black Magician trilogy, the Age of the Five trilogy and the current Traitor Spy trilogy. And she’s here at Literary Clutter for a bit of a chat. Let’s start off with a fairly standard sort of question: When did you realise that you […]

A bookish family

Friday, March 4th, 2011

I love reading! I find it difficult to imagine my life without books. Thankfully I married an avid reader and together we are well on the way to raising book-loving kids. My wife, Kerri, has just finished reading The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. She’d been looking for fiction set in the Victorian period, and this […]

The Aussiecon Author Videos, part 2

Monday, February 21st, 2011

We’re back for another round of videos. Last week I posted four author videos, which I shot at Aussiecon 4 in September 2010. I asked each author to introduce themselves and then to tell me about the book (or books) which has had the greatest influence on them. Here are another four… the final four. […]

The Magicians’ Guild

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

A few posts ago I mentioned that I was reading The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan. I finished the book. I loved the book. I intend to read the second book in the series (The Black Magician Trilogy) very soon. This is significant for a couple of reasons… Firstly, I don’t normally read what I […]

Random stuff

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I keep a list of blog topics in the back on my notebook, which I add to every time an appropriate idea crosses my mind. But not every thought that crosses my mind is worth a blog post in its own right, and so today I present… some random stuff. I like reviewing books. I […]

Family reading

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Just a simple little post today — a round-up of what my family and I have been reading. As is normal for me (see earlier post: Clutter, clutter and more clutter), I am part way through several books, mags and newsletters. But all this reading stopped a little while ago when my copy of Carole […]

Boomerang congratulates: AUREALIS AWARD WINNERS 2009! [Part Two]

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Here are the adult winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards – some of Australia’s finest sci-fi/fantasy releases of 2009 have made the list! Best Science Fiction Novel Wonders of a Godless World by Andrew McGahan On an unnamed island, in a Gothic hospital sitting in the shadow of a volcano, a wordless orphan girl works […]