Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Garry Disher has been a full-time writer since 1988 and has published over fifty titles across multiple genres: general/literary novels, crime thrillers, story collections, fiction for children and teenagers, anthologies (as editor), creative writing handbooks and Australian History textbooks. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and … Continue reading Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Madeleine Ryan is an Australian writer, director and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in SBS, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, Bustle, Lenny Letter, and the New York Times. A Room Called Earth is her debut novel and she is currently working on the screen adaptation. Madeleine lives in rural Victoria. https://audioboom.com/posts/7966218-madeleine-ryan-on-intuition-labels-and-tarotContinue reading Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls

This episode, we're just excited to be seeing each other. Everything has been long and time has lost all meaning. https://audioboom.com/posts/7961489-kate-and-katherine-are-climbing-the-walls Discusion includes: general delirium considerable amount of gushing over Brendan Cowell (here's Kate's interview!) Who is the bad art friend?, the much discussed article by Robert Kolker in the New York Times Magazine Good … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls

Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Anne Buist is the author of the psychological thrillers Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know, This I Would Kill For and The Long Shadow. She is a Professor of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and co-author of Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Onward, written with husband Graeme Simsion. https://audioboom.com/posts/7953508-anne-buist-on-mental-health-erotic-fiction-and-co-writing They discuss: Anne's early work, which was erotic fictionMental health and struggles … Continue reading Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life

This episode Kate and Katherine talk to award winning, best selling author (and our former Agony Aunt) Charlotte Wood about her new book The Luminous Solution Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life. https://audioboom.com/posts/7948520-kate-and-katherine-and-charlotte-wood-talk-creativity-resilience-and-the-inner-life The following is mentioned: Annie Dillard on well filling in The Writing Life Vicki Hastrich on going fallow in Night Fishing Rosalie Gascoigne documentary … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life

Kate and Katherine talk (again)

Image description: Two women on a Zoom call. Both are smiling and laughing. Kate and Katherine talk about failure, mudlarking and the real housewives. Also, some writing exercises for when you're feeling creatively challenged. https://audioboom.com/posts/7936088-kate-and-katherine-talk-again Things that get mentioned: YVWF I Didn’t Plan it That Way - Meg Mason, Rick Morton, Sally Hepworth, Jessie Tu, Michael … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk (again)

Pip Williams on words, gender and class

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is co-author of the book  Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today and wrote One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family’s travels in search of the good life. Pip has also published travel articles, book reviews, … Continue reading Pip Williams on words, gender and class

Kate and Katherine are joyful (ish)

This episode Kate aKate and Katherine are reasonably joyful in this episode, which covers such topics as mini bottles of wine, mandarins and surprise surprise books.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7928125-kate-and-katherine-are-joyful-ish They discuss: Contact your MP (good info here) - talking points for climate change, talking points for Afghanistan Changing banks to a bank that doesn't invest in fossil fuels … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are joyful (ish)

Kate and Katherine talk great books, great listens and other inspiring things

Image: A yellow tile with black writing says 'great books, average juice and being blissfully unaware that (another) lockdown is just around the corner...' Kate is on a high from reading Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and has managed to wrangle an interview. Katherine did a juice cleanse (doesn't recommend). https://audioboom.com/posts/7920452-kate-and-katherine-on-great-books-great-listens-and-other-inspiring-things Here's what else gets … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk great books, great listens and other inspiring things

Jane Riley on persistence, timing and kindle best sellers

Jane Riley grew up in New Zealand, married an Englishman and lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a degree in French and English Literature and has worked in public relations, television publicity and publishing. For more than twenty years she freelanced as a writer and editor before launching an online e-commerce business and blog interviewing … Continue reading Jane Riley on persistence, timing and kindle best sellers