Episodes

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

Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin's FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year's spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is award-winning writer, stand-up comedian and actress, Kate McLennan. https://audioboom.com/posts/7683418-darebin-fuse-festival-1-kate-mclennan-the-katering-show-get-krack-n Kate McLennan is the co-writer of The Katering Show, where she plays an intolerable foodie … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan

#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

Conversations with Friends: Danielle Binks and Fiona Hardy

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with agent and author Danielle Binks and author and bookseller Fiona Hardy. https://audioboom.com/posts/7679957-conversations-with-friends-22-danielle-binks-and-fiona-hardy Danielle Binks (left) is a writer, reviewer, agent and book blogger who lives on the Mornington Peninsula. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Danielle Binks and Fiona Hardy

Conversations with Friends #21: Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham. https://audioboom.com/posts/7674291-conversations-with-friends-21-ashley-kalagian-blunt-and-sheila-ngoc-pham Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of How to Be Australian, and My Name Is Revenge, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, and was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in Griffith Review, Sydney … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #21: Ashley Kalagian Blunt and Sheila Ngoc Pham

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

Conversations with Friends: Rachel Mead and Katherine Tamiko Arguile

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Rachel Mead and Katherine Tamiko Arguile. https://audioboom.com/posts/7669149-conversations-with-friends-20-rachel-mead-and-katherine-tamiko-arguile Rachael Mead’s (above) award-winning poems and short stories have been published widely in Australia and internationally, with her work appearing in The Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Westerly, Cordite, Island, Southerly, Australian Poetry Journal, Magma Poetry (UK) and The Stinging Fly (Ireland). Rachael lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband. The … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Rachel Mead and Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Conversations with Friends: Mark Smith and Jock Serong

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with authors Mark Smith and Jock Serong. https://audioboom.com/posts/7662616-conversations-with-friends-19-mark-smith-and-jock-serong Mark Smith Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast, where he writes novels and stories, and runs outdoor-education programs for young adults. His second novel, Wilder Country, won the 2018 Indie Book Award for Young Adults. (Note this is a … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Mark Smith and Jock Serong

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

Conversations with Friends: Jack Heath and Sam McGregor

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Jack Heath and Sam McGregor. https://audioboom.com/posts/7657464-conversations-with-friends-18-jack-heath-and-sam-mcgregor Jack Heath  Jack Heath (above) is the author of 32 novels for children and adults, translated into eight languages. He just won the Ena Noel Award (although this information is embargoed until April 7). More info about him and his work at: … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Jack Heath and Sam McGregor