Tuesday 4 September 2012

Melbourne Writers Festival Top 10

Dymocks had the bookshop for the Melbourne Writers Festival. They appeared to be doing a thriving business. Which is great of course. They had a display at the front of the shop where they had books for the authors doing the signings, and an interesting festival top ten.

Intriguing to watch it change each day, and see who was selling. Predictable to see Simon Callow, Gillian Mears and James Boyce there.

But it looks like Andy Griffiths was the big winner. Certainly his signing queues were huge, bursting out of the Atrium.

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Andy Griffiths is an Australian author who is widely available here (through Scholastic). I wonder why Andy Griffiths and not Alison Lester, for example? Is Andy Griffiths somehow more universal? Do they de-Australian-ize Andy's writing before he appears here?

I'm really rambling this morning. Probably too much coffee.