Masters series: Michael Christie + Featured Book: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey

This episode our Featured Book is brought to you by Hardie Grant, and is The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey. Follow Jackie on InstagramCheck out Jackie talking to Mel James at ABC Illawarra, read an extract of the The Eulogy at SBS Reads or read about Jackie’s reading habits at Kill Your Darlings Shelf ReflectionJackie recommends … Continue reading Masters series: Michael Christie + Featured Book: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey

Masters Series: Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, Michelle has worked as a university tutor, an editor and a book reviewer. She is the author of seven novels and one work of non fiction. She has twice won the Miles Franklin award … Continue reading Masters Series: Michelle de Kretser

Masters Series: Bernadette Brennan

Bernadette Brennan is a literary critic, academic and researcher in contemporary Australian writing. She is the author of a number of publications and her literary criticism is published widely. In 2017 she published her award-winning literary biography A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work (Text). Her most recent book is Leaping Into Waterfalls: The … Continue reading Masters Series: Bernadette Brennan

Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit was an international bestseller, her second A Year of Marvellous Ways was a Sunday Times bestseller and … Continue reading Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Masters series: Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a novelist, short story writer, poet and academic. He is the author of three novels: Ghost River, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSWs Premier’s Prize for Indigenous writing and also … Continue reading Masters series: Tony Birch

Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

A special episode to kick of 2022! Kate speaks to writer and podcaster, Madeleine Dore about her creative career and her brand new book I Didn't Do the Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt. If you're keen for other writerly things to kick off your year, join Kate in her online workshop Basics … Continue reading Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

Helen Garner on noticing, marriage and the sublime

Helen Garner’s first book, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977. She is well known for her novels, short stories, journalism and essays, and for several influential works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction. In 2019 she was … Continue reading Helen Garner on noticing, marriage and the sublime

Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Hannah Kent burst onto the world stage with the publication of Burial Rites (2013), which went on to be translated into over 30 languages, won an enormous number of prizes and went into adaptation for film for Sony Tristar. Her second novel The Good People was published in 2016, shortlisted for the Walter Scott award for … Continue reading Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

Kate and Katherine are finally out of lockdown. They take a moment to remember what some of the lockdowns and unlockdowns felt like and discuss their firsts - swims, nights out, attempting to write - and why everything did not go according to plan. https://audioboom.com/posts/7975185-kate-and-katherine-are-out-of-lockdown-again Some things to check out: Neuroscientist Dr Sarah Mckay on … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot

Brendan Cowell is an award winning Australian actor, writer and director. He wrote the the hit play Ruben Guthrie for Belvoir St Theatre and went on to write and direct the film adaption, winning an Australian Writers Guild Award for the screenplay. His eleven plays have been produced all around the world, winning him multiple … Continue reading Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot