Summer Series: Madeleine Dore

In our third episode of our Summer Series, we revisit Kate's conversation with Madeleine Dore which was a hugely popular ep to kick off 2022. We hope you can apply her energy to your 2023 new year! Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer, interviewer and founder of Extraordinary Routines. Since 2014, Dore has been asking creative … Continue reading Summer Series: Madeleine Dore

Masters Series: Allen C. Jones

Allen C. Jones is an award-winning writer from California. He has lived and taught in Spain, Mexico, Korea, China, and presently serves as associate professor of literature in Norway. He earned an MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His work appears … Continue reading Masters Series: Allen C. Jones

Featured book NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE by Heather Rose

This episode our featured book segment is brought to you by Allen and Unwin and we are delighted to be talking to Heather Rose about her memoir of loss and discovery, NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE. Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, writing for both adults and children. Her books have been … Continue reading Featured book NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE by Heather Rose

Kylie Maslen PLUS Featured Book Marshmallow by Victoria Hannan

This episode's featured book is Marshmallow, the second novel from Victoria Hannan. This segment is brought to you by Hachette. Victoria Hannan is a writer and photographer. Her first novel, Kokomo was the 2019 winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and her second novel Marshmallow is out now. We spoke … Continue reading Kylie Maslen PLUS Featured Book Marshmallow by Victoria Hannan

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.