Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is writer McKinley Valentine. https://audioboom.com/posts/7727054-darebin-fuse-festival-5-mckinley-valentine McKinley Valentine is newsletter-maker and newsletter-evangelist. She makes The Whippet, a collection of interesting bits of history and science, personal … Continue reading Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is Leanne Hall.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7716001-darebin-fuse-festival-4-leanne-hall Leanne Hall is an author of novels for young adults including the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Iris … Continue reading Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall

A deep dive: Kate Mildenhall’s The Mother Fault:

It seems fitting that in this our 100th (!!) episode, we do a deep dive into author and co-host Kate Mildenhall’s second novel #theMotherFault.  A warning: This one's riddles with spoilers so if you haven’t read the book yet, then a) what is wrong with you and b) I hope you don’t mind knowing Nick … Continue reading A deep dive: Kate Mildenhall’s The Mother Fault:

Darebin FUSE Festival #3: Clementine Ford

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is Clementine Ford.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7703999-darebin-fuse-festival-3-clem-ford Clementine Ford is a writer, broadcaster, feminist commentator and public speaker based in Melbourne.  She has published two best-selling non-fiction works, Fight … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival #3: Clementine Ford

Darebin FUSE Festival #2: Yves Rees

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin's FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year's spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is award-winning writer, historian and podcaster Dr Yves Rees. https://audioboom.com/posts/7694195-darebin-fuse-festival-2-yves-rees At present, Yves is a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University in Melbourne, … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival #2: Yves Rees

Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin's FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year's spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is award-winning writer, stand-up comedian and actress, Kate McLennan. https://audioboom.com/posts/7683418-darebin-fuse-festival-1-kate-mclennan-the-katering-show-get-krack-n Kate McLennan is the co-writer of The Katering Show, where she plays an intolerable foodie … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan

#TheMotherFault launch and Laura Elvery on short stories, setting and science

This episode marks one week since #TheMotherFault's come into the world.  The hosts discuss what Kate's been doing and re-live the launch, which in addition to being spectacular was also, given we're in lockdown, online! Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood answers a question from 'Dispirited' about the quiet novel. Then Katherine chats to Brisbane author Laura … Continue reading #TheMotherFault launch and Laura Elvery on short stories, setting and science

Conversations with Friends: Danielle Binks and Fiona Hardy

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with agent and author Danielle Binks and author and bookseller Fiona Hardy. https://audioboom.com/posts/7679957-conversations-with-friends-22-danielle-binks-and-fiona-hardy Danielle Binks (left) is a writer, reviewer, agent and book blogger who lives on the Mornington Peninsula. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Danielle Binks and Fiona Hardy

Conversations with Friends #21: Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham. https://audioboom.com/posts/7674291-conversations-with-friends-21-ashley-kalagian-blunt-and-sheila-ngoc-pham Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of How to Be Australian, and My Name Is Revenge, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, and was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in Griffith Review, Sydney … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #21: Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham

The art of the interview and Cass Moriarty who is the most generous and supportive author you will ever meet

In this Kate and Katherine discuss the art of the interview. Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood answers this question: How do you keep believing in a manuscript and yourself, in the face of rejection. I know in theory that what I have written is okay. But any rejections I receive seem to bear so much more … Continue reading The art of the interview and Cass Moriarty who is the most generous and supportive author you will ever meet