This is a special episode brought to you in collaboration with the Apollo Bay Word Fest and their Warm Winter Words event that usually takes place in the Mechanics Hall at Apollo Bay on a Sunday afternoon in July surrounded by the bookish community.
We encourage listeners to sit back and enjoy these interviews as they would be heard usually in the Mechanics Hall at Apollo Bay – begin with Tony Birch, continue with this episode with Lucy Treloar and finish with Michael Veitch.
To accompany your listening, we encourage you to read the books of these writers, which you can find at Readings Books, partner of the festival.
Lucy Treloar is the author of the novel Salt Creek (2015), which won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK’s Walter Scott Prize. Her latest novel is Wolfe Island, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020.
Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in newspapers and magazines including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Womankind and Meanjin. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer, editor and teacher and plies her trades in Australia as well as Cambodia, where she lived for a number of years. Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her family.
‘Prescient’ books mentioned
Alice Robinson – The Glad Shout
Meg Mundell – The Trespassers
Laura Jean Mackay – The Animals in That Country
Kevin Barry – Night Boat to Tangier
Lydia Davis – Essays
Peggy Frew – Islands
Carrie Tiffany – Exploded View
The Warm Winter Words event at Apollo Bay Word Fest is supported by Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.