Thanks for the love 

We've been lucky enough to have been featured in publications all over the world for our work with Books on the Rail and our books, The Book Ninja and While You Were Reading. Here's a few of our favourites. 

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Book Review: While You Were Reading

The great pleasure in reading one of Berg and Kalus’s books is they resonate with a crackling sense of emotional authenticity, the kind that detractors of the genre say can’t possibly inhabit it. (They’re, of course, sorely misguided and missing out on a genre of literature that warms the heart and reassures you in a cold, cruel world that love and good things are possible.)


Q&A with Ali and Michelle from Books on the Rail!

Booktopia asked Ali and Michelle a couple of questions about the new book, how Books on the Rail inspires them, and what’s up next for this dynamic duo – read on!


Ali Berg On 3AW Afternoons With Darren James

Ali Berg, co-author of While You Were Reading and co-founder of Books on the Rail, speaks to Darren James.


Books on the Rail ninjas return with new novel

It all started when they left their favourite book at South Yarra Station for a stranger to discover. Three years on, Books on the Rail duo Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus have written two novels, amassed thousands of followers and could soon have a movie deal.


Fun, Heartfelt, Brilliantly Bookish: Review of While You Were Reading

This is such a fun read. The characters are quirky and likeable. Melbourne jumps from the page. You can almost smell the great coffee on the city streets.


Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2019

While You Were Reading features in iconic Readings bookstore’s round-up previewing of some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2019!


‘Books on the rail’ arrives in Italy.

“Books have always been a fundamental ingredient of our friendship, which has lasted for more than twenty years." On the occasion of the release of their novel in Italy, Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus talk about why they created the "Book on the rail" project.


7 Books to read in February

Life Begins When You Find The Right Book, a novel for romantic bibliophiles. Review in


The Book Ninja sells in Europe

The Book Ninja rights sold to publishers in Germany, The UK, Italy, Slovakia and Czech Republic, Spain and Latin America. 


S&S acquires debut novel by Australian ‘book ninjas’

Simon & Schuster Australia has acquired world rights to the debut novel by Australian ‘book ninjas’ Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus.


Books on the Rail’s Melbourne co-founders get their own book deal

They are known for sharing books with Melbourne’s public transport commuters, and next year the Books on the Rail ladies will be able to leave their very own novel on the rail.


The Most Anticipated Books of 2018 

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus run the ‘Books on the Rail’ project in Melbourne, their co-authored novel is The Book Ninja.