The hosts talk about The Virus – what they’re doing, what you can do and the importance of writing, even if it’s just a journal in dot points.
- The City of Literature is offering authors virtual book launches for authors whose real life launches have been cancelled
- Our Twitter thread on books that just came out that you must (!) read
- Some hope – Venice has clean canals, you can see fish and the swans have come back
- Anna Whateley’s #AusChat series
Then Katherine talks to Australian author, Robert Lukins.
Robert Lukins debut novel, The Everlasting Sunday, was published in Australia by UQP/Penguin Random House in 2018 and in Italy in 2019.
His work has appeared in Crikey, Overland, The Big Issue, Rolling Stone, Broadsheet, Time Off, Inpress, and other odd places.
Favourite novel by a debut author: The Bonobo’s Dream, Rose Mulready
The First Time quick five
Agented or unagented – Agented
Advance or no advance – Advance
ANZ or overseas rights* – Overseas
Festival invites or no festival invites – Festival invites
Copies sold – Don’t know.
*We’ve had the belated realisation that there’s no consensus on what this question means! We meant did it sell into an overseas territory but it could also mean did you sell overseas rights to your Australian publisher or not. Oops! There goes our comprehensive data set.