Masters series: Michael Christie + Featured Book: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey

This episode our Featured Book is brought to you by Hardie Grant, and is The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey. Follow Jackie on InstagramCheck out Jackie talking to Mel James at ABC Illawarra, read an extract of the The Eulogy at SBS Reads or read about Jackie’s reading habits at Kill Your Darlings Shelf ReflectionJackie recommends … Continue reading Masters series: Michael Christie + Featured Book: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey

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

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

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

Book covers & Karen Viggers on French audiences, re-writes and grappling with the human condition.

In this episode, the hosts talk covers. Kate did not want a lighthouse on hers! Oh dear. So what did she have in mind? Maybe Lucy Treloar’s Salt Creek or Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things. Speaking of floral covers! There’s a real thing about them… Katherine talks about The Helpline cover, and how when … Continue reading Book covers & Karen Viggers on French audiences, re-writes and grappling with the human condition.

A beginning & Claire G. Coleman on story, prizes & luck.

In this episode, Katherine and Kate explain how The First Time podcast came to be. Then in the main event, we speak to writer Claire G. Coleman about writing while travelling, being brave, the writing community and the kinds of writing awards Claire would like to see more of. https://audioboom.com/posts/6951650-a-beginning-claire-g-coleman-on-story-prizes-luck Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar … Continue reading A beginning & Claire G. Coleman on story, prizes & luck.

Meet your hosts

This week we have two tiny little tasters for you before we roll out the red carpet for the REAL guests next week. Let us introduce ourselves. You can listen here or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. https://audioboom.com/posts/6936596-all-about-kate-mildenhall For more on Kate head to her website or check her out on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. … Continue reading Meet your hosts