Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! It's not often that a piece of entertainment news genuinely warms the cockles of my heart, but I was overjoyed to hear that Shaun Tan has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his film, The Lost Thing, based on his book of the same name. I've … Continue reading And the Oscar goes to . . .
ETA: This book is now claimed. Subscribe to this blog or follow me on Twitter (@fearofemeralds) for next week's Free Book Friday post alert. ∞ Here we go, kids! The first Free Book Friday giveaway is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. This is the trade hardcover edition from Night Shade Press (second printing) and … Continue reading Free Book Friday: The Windup Girl
Here's some very shiny news indeed! The finalists for the 2010 Australian Shadows Awards have just been announced and I've managed to get myself shortlisted twice! This annual literary award is presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association and is judged on the overall effect - the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance - of horror … Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced
In an effort to keep my ever-growing book collection under control, I am instituting a regular Free Book Friday on my official blog. At a random time each Friday -- for random, read whenever I manage to get my arse into gear -- I'll announce the title of a book and give it away to … Continue reading Announcing Free Book Fridays!
For the second time in less than six months, the New Zealand city of Christchurch has been hit by an earthquake of devastating magnitude. Today's 6.3 tremor was lower in intensity than the 7.1 quake last September, but the shallower depth and closer location of the epicentre to the city has meant the damage this … Continue reading New Zealand, New Zealand