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

Evelyn Araluen on Dropbear, community & dislodging language

In this episode Kate speaks with poet, academic and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal, Evelyn Araluen. https://audioboom.com/posts/7847282-evelyn-araluen-on-dropbear-community-dislodging-language Evelyn Araluen was born and raised on Dharug country and is a descendent of the Bundjalung Nation. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry have been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright … Continue reading Evelyn Araluen on Dropbear, community & dislodging language

Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

We wrap up our year in podcasting, talk about our highlights and get excited about the fact that we do indeed have SEASON 4 coming to you in 2021! Our incredible Agony Aunt, Charlotte Wood counsels a listener who wants to know if it's too late for them to 'emerge' and she recommends a couple … Continue reading Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

We are now POST LOCKDOWN in Melbourne and we discuss the first things we did with our new found freedom. Katherine is on the home stretch of editing Book 2 and Kate is recovering from her Instagram takeover. (Also reminding you about our little GIVEAWAY over on our Instagram this week) Our Agony Aunt Charlotte … Continue reading Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

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:

Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

We catch up on what's getting us through this last little bit of lockdown. Katherine is laughing with JT Firstman on Instagram and watching The Real Housewives of Potomac. Kate is finally watching (& loving) Schitt's Creek and sobbing over My Octopus Teacher & the new David Attenborough. She's listening to a new and fabulous … Continue reading Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

It's three weeks since The Mother Fault came out and Kate is living the rollercoaster - the highs of reprint, the lows of Good Reads. Also lockdown. Still. Katherine wants to exchange interesting things, they discuss: David Mitchell's chapter in Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process edited by Joe FasslerJack … Continue reading The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

Positivity and Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood

This episode Kate and Katherine are feeling slightly more positive about life and lockdown.  Maybe it's because of award winning author and creative powerhouse Charlotte Wood is the podcast's new agony aunt!  Squee! https://audioboom.com/posts/7659168-positivity-and-agony-aunt-charlotte-wood This week's question is from Little Fish on what to expect from your agent. If you have questions you want answered, … Continue reading Positivity and Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood