Iain Ryan on crime rules, choose your own adventure and The Taylor Swift Theory

Iain Ryan is an Australian writer who grew up in Brisbane, but now lives in Melbourne with his family. A crime writer - he is the author of FOUR DAYS (2015) and THE STUDENT(2017), both shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. his work has been previously published by Akashic Books Online, Crime Factory, Kill Your … Continue reading Iain Ryan on crime rules, choose your own adventure and The Taylor Swift Theory

Ailsa Wild on Acrobatics, Collaboration and Caring.

Ailsa Wild is an award-winning Australian author. She's the creator of The Naughtiest Pixie and the hilarious Squishy Taylor series, which has been published in the US, UK, Spain and Turkey and she has written picture books and a graphic novel. She is also a performer, acrobat and professional whip-cracker. She lives with her family … Continue reading Ailsa Wild on Acrobatics, Collaboration and Caring.

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu is a Sydney-based journalist and writer. She was born in Taiwan and emigrated to Australia in 1992 with her family. Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years. Failing to succeed as a professional musician, she taught music. She's taught at refugee camps in the Middle East, volunteered with AUSAID … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Jessie Tu

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch is an actor, writer and broadcaster. He began his career in television comedy programs such asThe D-Generation, Fast Forward and Full Frontal, before freelancing as a columnist and arts reviewer for newspapers and magazines. For four years he presented Sunday Arts, the national arts show on ABC television, and has broadcast regularly across Australia … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Michael Veitch

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Rick Morton

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of three non-fiction books. His latest is My Year of Living Vulnerably – his follow up memoir to his best selling and critically acclaimed One Hundred Years of Dirt. Rick is the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper and the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Award … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Rick Morton

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently The Good Sister which was an instant bestseller. Her novel, The Mother In Law has been optioned for a TV series by Hollywood actress and producer, Amy Poehler.   Sally has lived around the world and previously worked in event management and … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Sally Hepworth

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Meg Mason

Meg Mason began her career at the Financial Times and The Times of London. Her work has since appeared in The Sunday Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Telegraph. She has written humour for The New Yorker and Sunday STYLE, monthly columns for GQ and InsideOut and is a contributor to Vogue, ELLE, … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Meg Mason

Stephanie Smee on the art of translation

Stephanie Smee left a career in law to work as a literary translator. She has translated many works including award winning crime fiction, memoirs and children’s literature.  Stephanie mostly works in translating French to English, however her other languages include German, Italian and Swedish. Stephanie has two grown up children and  lives in Sydney with … Continue reading Stephanie Smee on the art of translation

Kate and Katherine talk: festival gossip

Kate is fresh off the plane from Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival and Katherine wants a FULL debrief. But how much dirt is Kate prepared to share? They discuss: Kate's events at MRRWF, Rabble Books and Beaufort BooksWhy IRL is better than twitter Kate's general crossness with diva behaviour Best earrings Perfect packing ALSO … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk: festival gossip

Michael Brissenden on journalism, good stories and (our favourite topic) rejection

Michael Brissenden has worked for the ABC for more than thirty years. He has been a political journalist and foreign correspondent for the ABC since 1987. A two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael is now a reporter on the ABC'S 4 Corners. His debut novel THE LIST was published in 2018. DEAD LETTERS, his second novel … Continue reading Michael Brissenden on journalism, good stories and (our favourite topic) rejection