Summer Series: Dervla McTiernan

In the twelfth episode of our summer series Katherine speaks to Dervla McTiernan how her writing life began, the importance of setting in crime writing, good vs bad, and all the stuff -- from Plottr to Scrivener and Goodnotes -- she uses to write. We hope you enjoy! Award-winning, number one bestseller Dervla McTiernan … Continue reading Summer Series: Dervla McTiernan

Summer Series: Kim Scott

In our eleventh episode of our Summer Series, Katherine speaks with multi-award winning author Kim Scott about history, identity, culture and language, particularly of his ancestors the Noongar people.Kim Scott grew up on the south coast of Western Australia. As a descendant of those who first created human society along that edge of ocean, he … Continue reading Summer Series: Kim Scott

Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

We are thrilled to bring you this special episode with Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, filmmaker and refugee advocate Behrouz Boochani. The episode includes conversations Kate had with Behrouz in Aotearoa at Verb Wellington and in Naarm, Melbourne ahead of his sold out event at The Wheeler Centre. At Behrouz's request, Kate also spoke to his translators … Continue reading Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

Masters Series: George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of eleven books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for best work of fiction in English, and was a finalist for the Golden Man Booker. His stories have appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1992. The short story collection Tenth of December was … Continue reading Masters Series: George Saunders

Masters Series: Inga Simpson LIVE at Readings

Inga Simpson is an Australian novelist and nature writer. Her latest book is Willowman (Hachette Australia). The Last Woman in the World (Hachette 2021), was shortlisted for the Margaret and Colin Roderick literary Award and the Fiction Indie Book Award. Her first novel, Mr Wigg (Hachette 2013), was shortlisted for the Debut Fiction Indie Award. Nest (Hachette 2014) was longlisted for the Miles Franklin, the Stella … Continue reading Masters Series: Inga Simpson LIVE at Readings

Masters Series: Dervla McTiernan

Award-winning, number one bestseller Dervla McTiernan has established herself as one of the biggest names in crime fiction. Her books have garnered critical acclaim around the world and sold over 400,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand alone. Dervla’s book include The Ruin, The Scholar and The Good Turn – those books are all part of the Cormac … Continue reading Masters Series: Dervla McTiernan

Masters Series: Holly Ringland

Holly Ringland is the author of the international bestseller The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, which has been translated into thirty-one languages and is being adapted into a seven-part TV series starring Sigourney Weaver and produced by Amazon Prime and Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories. It will screen in more than 240 countries and territories … Continue reading Masters Series: Holly Ringland

Masters Series: Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan has published two dark fantasy novels (Tender Morsels and Sea Hearts), seven short story collections including the breakout Black Juice, ten teenage romance novels, three junior fantasy novels, two young adult novels and a children’s picture book. She collaborated with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti on the New York Times bestselling YA superheroes … Continue reading Masters Series: Margo Lanagan

Masters Series: Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is a non-fiction writer, novelist, editor and climate activist; every day she posts an image of a tree on her Instagram @sophtreeofday. Author of seven books (and more to come) Cunningham is a Member of the Order of Australia for her contributions to literature, was a co-founder of The Stella Prize, former editor … Continue reading Masters Series: Sophie Cunningham