Our featured book segment is Banjawarn by Josh Kemp, brought to you UWA Publishing.
Josh Kemp is an author of Australian gothic fiction. His debut novel, Banjawarn, was joint winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. His short stories have been published by Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Seizure, Tincture and Breach. He’s previously been shortlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and longlisted for the Fogarty Literary Award. Currently completing his PhD at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury, he lives in the South West of WA.
In our catch up:
- Nigel Featherstone (author of My Heart is a Little Wild Thing) wrote about a great article about book events in the time of Covid for the ASA
- Maggie Mackellar’s newsletter The Sit Spot
- The Whippet newsletter (and our episode with creator, McKinley Valentine and Angus Hervey creator of the Future Crunch newsletter)
- Psychologist and researcher Alison Manning invites all writers to participate in this survey on writing and procrastination
- Listen back to our conversation with Alison Manning
- Kate (a non-runner) is attempting to run 100km in the month of August for Fred’s Big Run to raise money to restore sight with the Fred Hollow’s Foundation. You can chip in and donate to her team The Hustle.
- Our convo with Meg Mason for Yarra Valley Writers Festival
- Ben Hobson’s Burgers, Books and Beer podcast – a mini series from Dani Vee’s Words and Nerds podcast
- Taboo by Kim Scott
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Lan Samantha Chang in Lit Hub on writing and the inner life
- Larry’s Party by Carol Shields
- Screenwriting Secrets of Netflix Webinar by Daniel Calvisi
- Insta live with Bronwyn Birdsall, author of Time and Tide in Sarajevo, on Kate’s instagram Monday August 8 at 7pm AEST
- Else Fitzgerald’s launch of her debut short story collection Everything Feels Like the End of the World at Readings Carlton – Wed August 10
- Melbourne Writers Festival program 8-11 September (Kate wants to see Sarah Moss and Sarah Winman, AND will be speaking with Michelle de Kretser and Else Fitzgerald