Good Reading : March 2017
funny fishy fable GOOD READING MARCH 2017 11 BOOK TRIVIA thumbs up thumbs down Comedian Peter Helliar burst onto our TV screens on Rove Live and has been a crowd favourite ever since. He’s releasing his hilarious debut children’s novel (8–12 years), Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase, this month. Singer-songwriter Sting wrote the song ‘Every Breath You Take’ at the same desk at which Ian Fleming wrote his ‘James Bond’ novels. I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely. American novelist ANNE TYLER My father always said, ‘Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf’, so I make sure I read. English actress EMILIA CLARKE, star of Game of Thrones . Australian Jane Harper’s first novel, The Dry, has been released in the US with great success. The recent death of Carrie Fisher is the loss not only of an actor but also a great author. You don’t hear many parents urging their children to become writers in the hope that putting pen to paper will be their sure-fire path to fortune. But for those authors who do make it big, the rewards can be very handsome indeed. For example, American novelist Veronica Roth (author of the ‘Divergent’ series) earned US$17 million, making the 28-year-old one of the world’s richest authors. 1750 BC The year in which the oldest known cookbook was written on a Babylonian tablet. fun facts Write&gowrich thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs Jack Kerouac, ironically, never learned to drive, despite being the author of the iconic On the Road. He never needed to, as he took the bus or relied on friends.