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

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

Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex

Claire Christian is a storyteller: a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator. She has had four plays published by Playlab, including Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, which debuted at La Boite in 2018. She also directed Michelle Law’s smash-hit comedy Single Asian Female. Claire co-hosts the podcast My Mate Reckons. Claire’s debut novel, Beautiful Mess, won the Text Prize in 2016. It’s … Continue reading Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex

Maggie Shipstead on awe, detail & leaps of faith

Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Seating Arrangements, Astonish Me, and Great Circle, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of … Continue reading Maggie Shipstead on awe, detail & leaps of faith

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

Alice Pung on class, voice and why she writes

Alice Pung is an award-winning writer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her first novel, Laurinda, won the Ethel Turner … Continue reading Alice Pung on class, voice and why she writes

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

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

Sarah Krasnostein on ghosts, awkwardness and ethics

In this epsiode, Katherine talks to the best-selling, multi-award winning author of The Trauma Cleaner and The Believer Sarah Krasnostein. Sarah's work has appeared in a variety of publications in Australia, the UK and America including The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Tablet Magazine, Longreads, Meanjin and Oxford Handbooks Online as well as various academic journals. She has a PhD in criminal law and is admitted to legal practice … Continue reading Sarah Krasnostein on ghosts, awkwardness and ethics