Episodes

Finale! (for now)

It's the last episode of season 4! https://audioboom.com/posts/7987257-finale-for-now Wide ranging discussion, including mention of: This interview with Stephanie Smee This interview with Maggie Shipstead This interview with Fiona Murphy This interview with Pip Williams This interview with Garry Disher This interview with Meg Mason Recommendations! Maggie Shipstead Great Circle Stephanie Smee and Joseph Ponthus' On … Continue reading Finale! (for now)

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

Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Hannah Kent burst onto the world stage with the publication of Burial Rites (2013), which went on to be translated into over 30 languages, won an enormous number of prizes and went into adaptation for film for Sony Tristar. Her second novel The Good People was published in 2016, shortlisted for the Walter Scott award for … Continue reading Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

Kate and Katherine are finally out of lockdown. They take a moment to remember what some of the lockdowns and unlockdowns felt like and discuss their firsts - swims, nights out, attempting to write - and why everything did not go according to plan. https://audioboom.com/posts/7975185-kate-and-katherine-are-out-of-lockdown-again Some things to check out: Neuroscientist Dr Sarah Mckay on … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are out of lockdown (again)

Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Garry Disher has been a full-time writer since 1988 and has published over fifty titles across multiple genres: general/literary novels, crime thrillers, story collections, fiction for children and teenagers, anthologies (as editor), creative writing handbooks and Australian History textbooks. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and … Continue reading Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Madeleine Ryan is an Australian writer, director and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in SBS, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, Bustle, Lenny Letter, and the New York Times. A Room Called Earth is her debut novel and she is currently working on the screen adaptation. Madeleine lives in rural Victoria. https://audioboom.com/posts/7966218-madeleine-ryan-on-intuition-labels-and-tarotContinue reading Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls

This episode, we're just excited to be seeing each other. Everything has been long and time has lost all meaning. https://audioboom.com/posts/7961489-kate-and-katherine-are-climbing-the-walls Discusion includes: general delirium considerable amount of gushing over Brendan Cowell (here's Kate's interview!) Who is the bad art friend?, the much discussed article by Robert Kolker in the New York Times Magazine Good … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls

Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot

Brendan Cowell is an award winning Australian actor, writer and director. He wrote the the hit play Ruben Guthrie for Belvoir St Theatre and went on to write and direct the film adaption, winning an Australian Writers Guild Award for the screenplay. His eleven plays have been produced all around the world, winning him multiple … Continue reading Brendan Cowell on process, poetry & stirring the pot

Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Anne Buist is the author of the psychological thrillers Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know, This I Would Kill For and The Long Shadow. She is a Professor of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and co-author of Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Onward, written with husband Graeme Simsion. https://audioboom.com/posts/7953508-anne-buist-on-mental-health-erotic-fiction-and-co-writing They discuss: Anne's early work, which was erotic fictionMental health and struggles … Continue reading Anne Buist on mental health, erotic fiction and co-writing

Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life

This episode Kate and Katherine talk to award winning, best selling author (and our former Agony Aunt) Charlotte Wood about her new book The Luminous Solution Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life. https://audioboom.com/posts/7948520-kate-and-katherine-and-charlotte-wood-talk-creativity-resilience-and-the-inner-life The following is mentioned: Annie Dillard on well filling in The Writing Life Vicki Hastrich on going fallow in Night Fishing Rosalie Gascoigne documentary … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk to Charlotte Wood about creativity, resilience and the inner life