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

Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

Look, it's hard to keep up with #lockdown changes and while we send out our love to SA at the beginning of this ep they are ACTUALLY already emerging from their lockdown. Hurrah for them! Kate's been visiting bookshops as part of #VicBookshopBingo, an initiative of Imbi Neeme and Melbourne City of Literature. You can … Continue reading Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

It's three weeks since The Mother Fault came out and Kate is living the rollercoaster - the highs of reprint, the lows of Good Reads. Also lockdown. Still. Katherine wants to exchange interesting things, they discuss: David Mitchell's chapter in Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process edited by Joe FasslerJack … Continue reading The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

Because we are pretty sure you'll excuse us, being in the middle of the Melbourne lockdown, this week we have a bit of a whinge about the little things that are getting on our goat. And despite being a tiny bit crushed that she won't be frequenting book stores and getting squishy with readers, Kate … Continue reading Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

#dothework & Chris Flynn on speaking with mammoths, criticism & famous friends

As the world focusses on the #Blacklivesmatter movement and here in Australia we are reminded, again, of our terrible legacy of Black deaths in custody - we are sharing some books, resources and news sources from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and activists that you can explore if you haven't already. This is a … Continue reading #dothework & Chris Flynn on speaking with mammoths, criticism & famous friends