Masters Series: Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester is the international bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother's Secret, The Paris Seamstress, The French Photographer, The Paris Secret and The Riviera House, and a former marketing executive for L'Oreal. Her novels have been translated into many different languages and are published all around the world. https://audioboom.com/posts/8100813-masters-series-natasha-lester Our conversations covers: Overland literary journal, i.e. the first … Continue reading Masters Series: Natasha Lester

Masters Series: Gabrielle Wang

Gabrielle Wang is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than 20 novels and picture books for children and young adults. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. As a result, Gabrielle’s books are a blend of both Australian and Chinese culture, with a touch of fantasy. In March 2022 Gabrielle was named the … Continue reading Masters Series: Gabrielle Wang

Andy Griffiths on writing for children, collaboration and how much anarchy is the right amount of anarchy

This episode Katherine talks with internationally best selling award winning author Andy Griffiths. https://audioboom.com/posts/8079786-andy-griffiths-on-writing-for-children-collaboration-and-how-much-anarchy-is-the-right-amount-of Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997. In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, … Continue reading Andy Griffiths on writing for children, collaboration and how much anarchy is the right amount of anarchy

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

Benjamin Law on humour, writing about family and getting paid in stereos

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law, Gaysia, the Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101 and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. He created and co-wrote three seasons of the award winning SBS TV series The Family Law and wrote the sold-out MTC play Torch the Place. He co-hosts Stop Everything! on the … Continue reading Benjamin Law on humour, writing about family and getting paid in stereos

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

Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

In keeping with the second book-related mini series -- this episode we talk publicity with Text publicist and all round excellent human Jane Watkins. She answers many burning questions including: What impact has COVID had on books? What is 'author care'? And of course, how is everything different when you're pitching authors the second time?  … Continue reading Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party

Get out your pens and pencils because this is an epic lesson in social media! Kate and Katherine talk to marketing, social media and fashion/lifestyle guru, Shay Gardner. This episode is, frankly, a gift to authors wanting to navigate the world of Instagram and other online entities. It's choc-full of great advice on what to … Continue reading Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party

The Competition mini ep #3: First time vs. second time

We're doing something a little bit different the next couple of episodes, in the lead up to Katherine's book The Competition coming out (Feb 2022). (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). We're starting with a three-part mini deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of 'behind the scenes', then we'll have … Continue reading The Competition mini ep #3: First time vs. second time