Episodes

Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex

Claire Christian is a storyteller: a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator. She has had four plays published by Playlab, including Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, which debuted at La Boite in 2018. She also directed Michelle Law’s smash-hit comedy Single Asian Female. Claire co-hosts the podcast My Mate Reckons. Claire’s debut novel, Beautiful Mess, won the Text Prize in 2016. It’s … Continue reading Claire Christian on pleasure, rom coms and writing good sex

Maggie Shipstead on awe, detail & leaps of faith

Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Seating Arrangements, Astonish Me, and Great Circle, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of … Continue reading Maggie Shipstead on awe, detail & leaps of faith

Kate and Katherine talk (again)

Image description: Two women on a Zoom call. Both are smiling and laughing. Kate and Katherine talk about failure, mudlarking and the real housewives. Also, some writing exercises for when you're feeling creatively challenged. https://audioboom.com/posts/7936088-kate-and-katherine-talk-again Things that get mentioned: YVWF I Didn’t Plan it That Way - Meg Mason, Rick Morton, Sally Hepworth, Jessie Tu, Michael … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk (again)

Pip Williams on words, gender and class

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is co-author of the book  Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today and wrote One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family’s travels in search of the good life. Pip has also published travel articles, book reviews, … Continue reading Pip Williams on words, gender and class

Kate and Katherine are joyful (ish)

This episode Kate aKate and Katherine are reasonably joyful in this episode, which covers such topics as mini bottles of wine, mandarins and surprise surprise books.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7928125-kate-and-katherine-are-joyful-ish They discuss: Contact your MP (good info here) - talking points for climate change, talking points for Afghanistan Changing banks to a bank that doesn't invest in fossil fuels … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are joyful (ish)

Alice Pung on class, voice and why she writes

Alice Pung is an award-winning writer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her first novel, Laurinda, won the Ethel Turner … Continue reading Alice Pung on class, voice and why she writes

Kate and Katherine talk great books, great listens and other inspiring things

Image: A yellow tile with black writing says 'great books, average juice and being blissfully unaware that (another) lockdown is just around the corner...' Kate is on a high from reading Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and has managed to wrangle an interview. Katherine did a juice cleanse (doesn't recommend). https://audioboom.com/posts/7920452-kate-and-katherine-on-great-books-great-listens-and-other-inspiring-things Here's what else gets … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk great books, great listens and other inspiring things

Jane Riley on persistence, timing and kindle best sellers

Jane Riley grew up in New Zealand, married an Englishman and lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a degree in French and English Literature and has worked in public relations, television publicity and publishing. For more than twenty years she freelanced as a writer and editor before launching an online e-commerce business and blog interviewing … Continue reading Jane Riley on persistence, timing and kindle best sellers

Kate and Katherine are all cooped up

Image: Yellow tile with black writing on it. The writing says 'Which is least appealing? lockdown, homeschool or doing a juice cleanse' Kate and Katherine talk about what they've been doing, which is not a lot. Kate is considering egging someone and needs a personal assistant. Katherine is reading a lot of Maeve Binchy and... … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are all cooped up

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