Kate and Katherine Catch up (Festivals) + Featured Book Thirst for Salt by Madelaine Lucas

Kate and Katherine catch up in the aftermath of Kate’s trip to Newcastle Writers Festival, in which she managed to lose (and ultimately find) both her laptop and her luggage. The discuss festival etiquette and recommends things to read, including:

This episode our featured book segment is brought to you by Allen and Unwin and we’re talking to Madelaine Lucas about her debut novel Thirst For Salt. 

Madelaine Lucas is the author of Thirst For Salt and a senior editor of NOON. Born in 1990, she was raised in Melbourne and Sydney as the daughter of a visual artist and a rock ‘n’ roll musician. In 2015, she moved to New York to complete her MFA in fiction at Columbia University, where she now teaches in the undergraduate and graduate writing programs.

Her essays and interviews have appeared in publications such as Paris Review DailyThe BelieverLiterary HubCatapultThe Lifted Brow and Meanjin, and her fiction has been awarded the Elizabeth Jolley Prize and the Overland/Victoria University Emerging Writer’s Prize. 

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her dog, Pancho.

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