Masters Series: Tim Winton

We are thrilled to present this conversation with Australian literary legend - Tim Winton. This is a conversation Kate has been hoping to have since...well, since she was sixteen years old.  Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An … Continue reading Masters Series: Tim Winton

Masters Series: Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her multi-award winning work has been translated into nearly thirty languages, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in literature, law, history and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. Her … Continue reading Masters Series: Amie Kaufman

Masters Series: Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson has been on Katherine's interview wishlist oh about forever and FINALLY she got to speak to him. Kevin Wilson is the New  York Times bestselling author of the novels Nothing to See Here, which was a Read with Jenna book club selection; The Family Fang, which was adapted into an acclaimed film starring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman; and Perfect … Continue reading Masters Series: Kevin Wilson

Masters Series: Cate Kennedy

Kate travelled to Castlemaine to record this interview in person with Cate Kennedy in her beautiful home amongst overflowing bookshelves. The day was a total joy and involved cake, op-shopping, visits to beautiful spots around town, much perusal of the bookshelves and Kate being sent home with homemade jam and books for her kids. Kate … Continue reading Masters Series: Cate Kennedy

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