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

Kate and Katherine talk: festival gossip

Kate is fresh off the plane from Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival and Katherine wants a FULL debrief. But how much dirt is Kate prepared to share? They discuss: Kate's events at MRRWF, Rabble Books and Beaufort BooksWhy IRL is better than twitter Kate's general crossness with diva behaviour Best earrings Perfect packing ALSO … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk: festival gossip

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

Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

We wrap up our year in podcasting, talk about our highlights and get excited about the fact that we do indeed have SEASON 4 coming to you in 2021! Our incredible Agony Aunt, Charlotte Wood counsels a listener who wants to know if it's too late for them to 'emerge' and she recommends a couple … Continue reading Season Three Wrap Up, AA on Emerging at Any Age & Maxine Beneba Clarke on Poetry, Picture Books & Twitter

Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

We are now POST LOCKDOWN in Melbourne and we discuss the first things we did with our new found freedom. Katherine is on the home stretch of editing Book 2 and Kate is recovering from her Instagram takeover. (Also reminding you about our little GIVEAWAY over on our Instagram this week) Our Agony Aunt Charlotte … Continue reading Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

We catch up on what's getting us through this last little bit of lockdown. Katherine is laughing with JT Firstman on Instagram and watching The Real Housewives of Potomac. Kate is finally watching (& loving) Schitt's Creek and sobbing over My Octopus Teacher & the new David Attenborough. She's listening to a new and fabulous … Continue reading Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

#TheMotherFault launch and Laura Elvery on short stories, setting and science

This episode marks one week since #TheMotherFault's come into the world.  The hosts discuss what Kate's been doing and re-live the launch, which in addition to being spectacular was also, given we're in lockdown, online! Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood answers a question from 'Dispirited' about the quiet novel. Then Katherine chats to Brisbane author Laura … Continue reading #TheMotherFault launch and Laura Elvery on short stories, setting and science

The art of the interview and Cass Moriarty who is the most generous and supportive author you will ever meet

In this Kate and Katherine discuss the art of the interview. Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood answers this question: How do you keep believing in a manuscript and yourself, in the face of rejection. I know in theory that what I have written is okay. But any rejections I receive seem to bear so much more … Continue reading The art of the interview and Cass Moriarty who is the most generous and supportive author you will ever meet

Positivity and Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood

This episode Kate and Katherine are feeling slightly more positive about life and lockdown.  Maybe it's because of award winning author and creative powerhouse Charlotte Wood is the podcast's new agony aunt!  Squee! https://audioboom.com/posts/7659168-positivity-and-agony-aunt-charlotte-wood This week's question is from Little Fish on what to expect from your agent. If you have questions you want answered, … Continue reading Positivity and Agony Aunt Charlotte Wood

Lockdown 2.0 & Kate Grenville on rejection, generosity & rules for editing

Oh, Melbourne, here we are again in Lockdown 2.0. We try and look on the bright side and discuss what we enjoyed about our first lockdown and what, if anything we're going to do differently second time around. Kate is heading into The Word Cave with Sarah Sentilles this coming week in an attempt to … Continue reading Lockdown 2.0 & Kate Grenville on rejection, generosity & rules for editing