Most mentioned this week

It wasn’t just the stories about the Melbourne Writers Festival that placed Kate Grenville’s novel Sarah Thornhill (Text) at the top of our most mentioned chart. While Grenville is certainly one of the stars of the festival, her new book generated coverage on many other literary pages as well. Protagonist Sarah Thornhill is the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turned-landowner on the Hawkesbury River. She grows up in the fine house her father is proud of, a strong-willed young woman who’s certain where her future lies. Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap (A&U) was named a favourite Australian fiction title by several journalists this weekend, prior to the screening of the television series adaptation. Angel in the Rubble: How I Survived for 27 Hours under the World Trade Center Debris (A&U) is author Genelle Guzman-McMillan’s story of being the last survivor to be pulled out alive from under the wreckage of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. Christopher Kremmer’s The Chase (Picador) and Sonya Hartnett’s Come down, Cat! (Viking) were also mentioned on the chart this week–Media Extra.

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