Kate and Katherine catch up plus Featured Book CUT by Susan White

Our Featured Book this week is Cut by Susan White and the segment is brought to you by Affirm Press. Susan White is a doctor and a writer. As a clinical geneticist, Susan hunts for answers to undiagnosed genetic conditions in children. Her first novel for younger readers was Take the Shot, published in 2019. … Continue reading Kate and Katherine catch up plus Featured Book CUT by Susan White

Kate and Katherine Catch Up PLUS Featured Book Denizen by James Mackenzie Watson

Our featured book is debut novel Denizen by James Mckenzie Watson and this segment is brought to you by Penguin. James McKenzie Watson writes short and novel-length fiction with a focus on health and rural Australia. His novel Denizen was Winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize. James co-hosts the health and writing podcast James … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch Up PLUS Featured Book Denizen by James Mackenzie Watson

Kate and Katherine catch up + Featured Book Banjawarn by Josh Kemp

Our featured book segment is Banjawarn by Josh Kemp, brought to you UWA Publishing. Josh Kemp is an author of Australian gothic fiction. His debut novel, Banjawarn, was joint winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. His short stories have been published by Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Seizure, Tincture and Breach. … Continue reading Kate and Katherine catch up + Featured Book Banjawarn by Josh Kemp

Kate and Katherine Catch up + Featured Book Forty Nights by Pirooz Jafari

This episode our featured book segment is brought to you by Ultimo Press and we are very excited to be talking to Pirooz Jafari about his debut novel Forty Nights. Forty Nights will be launched at the Bowery Theatre in St. Albans on Wednesday 6 July 2022. It's free but you need to book. Pirooz … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch up + Featured Book Forty Nights by Pirooz Jafari

Kate and Katherine Catch up + Unknown by Akuch Kuol Anyieth 

The featured book this episode is brought to you by Text Publishing, and is Unknown by Akuch Kuol Anyieth. Akuch's debut recommendation is The New Manhood by Steve Biddulph https://audioboom.com/posts/8091495-kate-and-katherine-catch-up-featured-book-unknown-by-akuch-kuol-anyieth Also mentioned in this episode: Transcript of our Fiona Murphy episode Critic Swallows Universe by Catriona Menzies Pike (Sydney Review of Books) Islands of Abandonment … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch up + Unknown by Akuch Kuol Anyieth 

Masters Series: Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, Michelle has worked as a university tutor, an editor and a book reviewer. She is the author of seven novels and one work of non fiction. She has twice won the Miles Franklin award … Continue reading Masters Series: Michelle de Kretser

Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

A special episode to kick of 2022! Kate speaks to writer and podcaster, Madeleine Dore about her creative career and her brand new book I Didn't Do the Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt. If you're keen for other writerly things to kick off your year, join Kate in her online workshop Basics … Continue reading Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

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)

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

Jealousy, FOMO & Carly Findlay on memoir, activism & love trumping hate

Image: Woman with red face and short, dark curly hair.  She's smiling. In this episode the hosts discuss FOMO.  Yes, Fear of Missing Out. They also discuss it’s counterpart: Actually Missing Out (AMO?) . Kate read this article by Jane Sullivan in The Age, which said writers should aim for a hundred rejections a year.  … Continue reading Jealousy, FOMO & Carly Findlay on memoir, activism & love trumping hate