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

Kate and Katherine talk to Fiona Murphy

Image: Three women in a Zoom meeting laughing When poet, author and essayist Fiona Murphy gets in touch, Kate and Katherine re-think a rant they had previously. https://audioboom.com/posts/7890004-kate-and-katherine-talk-to-fiona-murphy Fiona Murphy is an award-winning deaf poet and essayist based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Her work has been appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Griffith Review, … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk to Fiona Murphy

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

Loraine Peck on crime, magic and vision boards

Katherine Talks to author Loraine Peck. Loraine Peck started her career as a portrait painter and magician’s assistant in Sydney. After being sawn in half one too many times, she switched to dealing blackjack on the Gold Coast. Bartending and slinging lobsters in the US led to a sales job in the movie industry, before … Continue reading Loraine Peck on crime, magic and vision boards

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

Victoria Hannan on the highs and lows…

This week's episode is with Victoria Hannan. Victoria Hannan is a writer, photographer and creative director living in Melbourne.  Her first novel Kokomo was the winner of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7857069-victoria-hannan-on-the-high-and-lows We discuss the highs and lows of being a writer, and how the writing life is just … Continue reading Victoria Hannan on the highs and lows…

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