Episodes

Kate and Katherine catch up, plus Meshi by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

The featured book this episode is Meshi: A personal history of Japanese food. The segment is brought to you by Affirm Press. Katherine's debut novel is The Things She OwnedKatherine recommends reading Breasts and Eggs by Mieko KawakamiFollow Katherine on Instagram or Twitter Katherine has upcoming events at Roaring Stories in Balmain on April 28 and … Continue reading Kate and Katherine catch up, plus Meshi by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Benjamin Law on humour, writing about family and getting paid in stereos

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law, Gaysia, the Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101 and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. He created and co-wrote three seasons of the award winning SBS TV series The Family Law and wrote the sold-out MTC play Torch the Place. He co-hosts Stop Everything! on the … Continue reading Benjamin Law on humour, writing about family and getting paid in stereos

Kate and Katherine talk , plus Natasha Sholl’s Found, Wanting

The Featured Book this episode is Natasha Sholl’s Found, Wanting. The segment is brought to you by Ultimo Press. Found, Wanting Natasha Sholl was the author of this (infamous) Tweet.Natasha recommends reading Al Campbell’s The KeeperFollow Natasha on Instagram or Twitter https://audioboom.com/posts/8059366-kate-and-katherine-catch-up-featured-book-found-wanting-natasha-sholl Kate and Katherine discuss: Rachel Yoder, NightbitchThis article: ‘I felt different as a … Continue reading Kate and Katherine talk , plus Natasha Sholl’s Found, Wanting

Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit was an international bestseller, her second A Year of Marvellous Ways was a Sunday Times bestseller and … Continue reading Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Book launch post mortem, plus recommendations

The Competition was launched two days ago, it's a recap of all the feels. Plus, what the hosts have been watching, listening to and of course, reading. https://audioboom.com/posts/8050556-kate-and-katherine-book-launch-post-mortem-plus-recommendations The following is mentioned: Tiktok videos produced by Ukranian women including Valerie Shashenok James and Ashley Stay at Home (podcast), this episode with Dinuka McKenzieNova Weetman, Sick … Continue reading Book launch post mortem, plus recommendations

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

Introducing the Masters Series, plus Kate and Katherine discuss Adelaide Writers Festival

Kate is fresh off the plane from Adelaide Writers Festival and has been posting blow by blow account of every glorious moment/person she met on Instagram. One of us cooks a cake for a well-known literary person and we introduce our new 'Masters Series'.  https://audioboom.com/posts/8046438-introducing-the-masters-series-plus-kate-and-katherine-talk-adelaide-writers-festival The following is mentioned: Kate interviewed Lisa Taddeo, author of … Continue reading Introducing the Masters Series, plus Kate and Katherine discuss Adelaide Writers Festival

Kate and Katherine discuss perplexingly bad restaurants, reviews and when your three weeks is up

Kate and Katherine catch up and talk about the aftermath of book release, including a perplexingly bad restaurant, reviews and a quote by Ella Baxter. Kate mentions she is writing but gives nothing else away. Plus, book recommendations!  https://audioboom.com/posts/8038641-kate-and-katherine-discuss-perplexingly-bad-restaurants-reviews-and-when-your-three-weeks-is-up Things that get mentioned this episode: David Hunt and his excellent books Girt,  True Girt, Girt … Continue reading Kate and Katherine discuss perplexingly bad restaurants, reviews and when your three weeks is up

Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

In keeping with the second book-related mini series -- this episode we talk publicity with Text publicist and all round excellent human Jane Watkins. She answers many burning questions including: What impact has COVID had on books? What is 'author care'? And of course, how is everything different when you're pitching authors the second time?  … Continue reading Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party

Get out your pens and pencils because this is an epic lesson in social media! Kate and Katherine talk to marketing, social media and fashion/lifestyle guru, Shay Gardner. This episode is, frankly, a gift to authors wanting to navigate the world of Instagram and other online entities. It's choc-full of great advice on what to … Continue reading Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party