Conversations with Friends #7: Sean O’Beirne and Wayne Marshall

In this episode of Conversations with Friends we listen in on authors Sean O'Beirne and Wayne Marshall. https://audioboom.com/posts/7588391-conversations-with-friends-7-sean-o-beirne-and-wayne-marshall Sean O’Beirne (above) is a bookseller and critic. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, and studied arts, law and acting. A Couple of Things Before the End is his first book. Wayne Marshall’s stories have appeared … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #7: Sean O’Beirne and Wayne Marshall

Catch up and Kay Kerr on #ownvoices, pandemics and the joys of waiting

This week's a coming-out-of-lockdown catch up! Firstly, the important news, The Mother Fault has a cover and it is BEAUTIFUL: Also discussed: Lee Koffman's blog  Writers Vic's Krissy Kneen's Writing the Sensual World Masterclass Australian Writers Centre Picture Book and TV screen writing courses The International Space Station YouTube channel The Last Dance (Netflix)  Jeff … Continue reading Catch up and Kay Kerr on #ownvoices, pandemics and the joys of waiting

Conversations with Friends #6: Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett

In this episode of #Conversations with Friends, we listen in on multi award winning and best selling authors Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett. https://audioboom.com/posts/7582440-conversations-with-friends-6-sarah-schmidt-and-favel-parrett Sarah Schmidt  Sarah Schmidt's (above) debut novel, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE (2017, Hachette) has been reviewed widely in Australia and Internationally to critical acclaim and won the ABIA Literary Fiction … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #6: Sarah Schmidt and Favel Parrett

Conversations with Friends#5: Jane Harper and Karina Kilmore

This episode we listen in on award winning and bestselling author Jane Harper and her long time author and journalist friend Karina Kilmore.  Bring your notepad, there’s lots of practical tips in this one! https://audioboom.com/posts/7576874-conversations-with-friends-5-jane-harper-and-karina-kilmore Jane Harper (above) is the bestselling author of Australian crime novels The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man. Her … Continue reading Conversations with Friends#5: Jane Harper and Karina Kilmore

Pitching and Nick Earls on crushing reviews, the universe and the importance of a good pillow

Batter up!  Let's talk pitching.  Katherine just pitched her novel (as yet unnamed, to be released next year) to TV and film producers as part of the Queensland Writers Centre’s Adaptable program.  How did it go? The hosts have tips for other people attempting this nerve racking exercise. Then Katherine talks to award winning and … Continue reading Pitching and Nick Earls on crushing reviews, the universe and the importance of a good pillow

Conversations with Friends #4: Lauren Chater and Sarah-Jane Burton

Old friends are the best kind of friends!  In this episode, we get to listen in on Lauren Chater and Sarah-Jane Burton as they discuss their long time friendship. It's a story that could be made into a movie!  They talk about being young writers, the city, the country, Sylvia Plath and would you believe, … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #4: Lauren Chater and Sarah-Jane Burton

Conversations with Friends #3: Imbi Neeme and Emilie Collyer

This one's pretty lovely, guys. We get to hear from writing friends Imbi Neeme and Emilie Collyer, who discuss tattoos, prizes and pineapples. https://audioboom.com/posts/7564648-conversations-with-friends-3-imbi-neeme-and-emilie-collyer Imbi Neeme Imbi Neeme (right) is a writer of long and short fiction. Her novel The Spill won the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize and will be published by Penguin Random House … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #3: Imbi Neeme and Emilie Collyer

Non-book recommendations and Melissa Ferguson on science fiction and writing about the future

This week the hosts give recommendation for thing that they think are great. Katherine’s are: Kumon (a maths tutoring program for kids) Having monitor that’s separate to your laptop Sarah Sentilles’s four questions (as discussed in this interview with Charlotte Wood) CorePlus online pilates, which is free!  AND they do daily live lessons AND you … Continue reading Non-book recommendations and Melissa Ferguson on science fiction and writing about the future

Conversations with Friends #2: Shivaun Plozza and Wai Chim

We are super excited to present the second episode of #ConversationswithFriends! This time we hear from authors Shivaun Plozza (above) and Wai Chim... https://audioboom.com/posts/7558825-conversations-with-friends-2-shivaun-plozza-and-wai-chim Shivaun Plozza is the award-winning author of Frankie, Tin Heart and The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars. Her writing has been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year, YALSA's Top Ten Best Young Adult … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #2: Shivaun Plozza and Wai Chim

The Virus and Robert Lukins on Adrian Mole, libraries and literary nemeses

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. Links! 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 … Continue reading The Virus and Robert Lukins on Adrian Mole, libraries and literary nemeses