Kate and Katherine Catch Up, plus The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit

This episode's Featured Book segment is brought to you by Affirm Press and we talk to author Caroline Petit about her new book The Natural History of Love. Caroline's other books are The Fat Man's Daughter and Deep Night (Soho Press, US) Caroline will be appearing at Willy Lit Fest (June, 2022) https://audioboom.com/posts/8075832-kate-and-katherine-catch-up-featured-book-the-natural-history-of-love-caroline-petit The following … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch Up, plus The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit

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

Excitement and excessive amounts of humidity

It's the start of season 5 (!!) and Kate and Katherine are getting back into normal-ish life. It's hot, there's a lot of humidity in the air, but also: books. Plus, the release of Katherine's The Competition is just around the corner. https://audioboom.com/posts/8021768-excitement-and-excessive-humidity Some books that get mentioned: Animal, Lisa Taddeo Still Life, Sarah Winman … Continue reading Excitement and excessive amounts of humidity

Helen Garner on noticing, marriage and the sublime

Helen Garner’s first book, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977. She is well known for her novels, short stories, journalism and essays, and for several influential works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction. In 2019 she was … Continue reading Helen Garner on noticing, marriage and the sublime

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

Ailsa Wild on Acrobatics, Collaboration and Caring.

Ailsa Wild is an award-winning Australian author. She's the creator of The Naughtiest Pixie and the hilarious Squishy Taylor series, which has been published in the US, UK, Spain and Turkey and she has written picture books and a graphic novel. She is also a performer, acrobat and professional whip-cracker. She lives with her family … Continue reading Ailsa Wild on Acrobatics, Collaboration and Caring.

YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Meg Mason

Meg Mason began her career at the Financial Times and The Times of London. Her work has since appeared in The Sunday Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Telegraph. She has written humour for The New Yorker and Sunday STYLE, monthly columns for GQ and InsideOut and is a contributor to Vogue, ELLE, … Continue reading YVWF: I Didn’t Plan it That Way with Meg Mason

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: Editing

Another episode, another winning photo! This time around, Kate and Katherine discuss the nitty gritty of editing. It's been so long Kate's forgotten what it even is and Katherine has a complicated method involving printing, spreadsheets and division (thirds). https://audioboom.com/posts/7861546-kate-and-katherine-talk-editing They mention: Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow Hot Stew by Fiona MozleyInterview with … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk: Editing