By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life

Author(s): Ramona Koval

Writing & Reading

What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer? Ramona's Koval's By the Book is about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It is about learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about love and science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about Arctic exploration (and her ruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel and falling in love. In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener who has been spellbound by Ramona's interviews over the years. By the Book is quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite - unmissable.


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* Author tour of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide for media and public events * Interviews and extracts in major broadsheets such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian * National radio interviews on programs such as Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly and Conversations with Richard Fidler * Reviews in national newspapers such as West Australian, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser and Hobart Mercury * Review coverage in women's magazines such as Vogue and Australian Women's Weekly * Review coverage in literary journals such as Australian Book Review, Meanjin and the Monthly * Wide review coverage online * Author video message to Penguin sales team attached * Author spoke at the ABA conference in Sydney in June * Online advertising including targeted Facebook advertising * Social media campaign - author's Twitter tag is @ramonakoval * Print advertising in literary magazines such as ABR and in ABC magazines such as Limelight * Extract and video of author reading from the book available on Text Publishing website on publication * Advance reading copies available to booksellers * Signings at selected bookshops * An ideal gift for booklovers - budget for bookseller Christmas catalogues

Ramona Koval is the editor of Best Australian Essays. Her most recent book was Speaking Volumes: Conversations with Remarkable Writers, a collection of her international literary interviews.

General Fields

  • : 9781922079060
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : February 2012
  • : Australia
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ramona Koval
  • : Paperback
  • : New Ed
  • : A820.00
  • : 256