Katherine has NEWS PLUS Featured Book THE RUSH by Michelle Prak

Katherine has NEWS!! Her MG book (and a SECOND!) will be published!!! Our Featured Book this week is The Rush by Michelle Prak and the segment is brought to you by Simon & Schuster. Michelle Prak (known to some of you on socials as Prakky) is a professional communicator with a thirty-year career in corporate … Continue reading Katherine has NEWS PLUS Featured Book THE RUSH by Michelle Prak

Masters Series: Tim Winton

We are thrilled to present this conversation with Australian literary legend - Tim Winton. This is a conversation Kate has been hoping to have since...well, since she was sixteen years old.  Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An … Continue reading Masters Series: Tim Winton

Masters Series: Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her multi-award winning work has been translated into nearly thirty languages, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in literature, law, history and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. Her … Continue reading Masters Series: Amie Kaufman

Kate & Katherine have NEWS plus Featured Book The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams

Kate (finally!) has some book news! Her new novel THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT will be out in Australia on Aug 2! Stay tuned for (lots!) more info over the coming months, but she just couldn't hold on to the news any longer. Kate and Katherine also respond to a listener question about defining the different stages … Continue reading Kate & Katherine have NEWS plus Featured Book The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams

Welcome to S6! Plus Featured Book The House of Now and Then by Jo Dixon

Oh it's exciting to be back. It's a typically BIG ep as we kick off Season Six and we go lots of places: summer fishing, social media blackouts, teeth, horoscopes, childhood confessions, exciting 2023 news (which we can't actually tell you...yet) and a bunch of things we've been consuming. Our Featured Book segment in this … Continue reading Welcome to S6! Plus Featured Book The House of Now and Then by Jo Dixon

Summer Series: Sarah Winman

In the seventh episode of our Summer Series, Kate speaks with internationally bestselling author, 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 … Continue reading Summer Series: Sarah Winman

Summer Series: Natasha Lester

In our sixth episode of our Summer Series, Katherine speaks with bestselling Australian author, Natasha Lester Natasha Lester is the internationally bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother's Secret,The Paris Seamstress, The French Photographer,The Paris Secret and The Riviera House, and a former marketing executive for L'Oreal. Her novels have been translated into many different languages and … Continue reading Summer Series: Natasha Lester

Summer Series: Tony Birch

In our fifth episode of our Summer Series, Kate talks to much loved Australian literary legend, 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 … Continue reading Summer Series: Tony Birch

Summer Series: Helen Garner

In our fourth episode of our Summer Series we revisit our most popular ep ever! Kate speaks to Literary Queen, Helen Garner. 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 … Continue reading Summer Series: Helen Garner

Summer Series: Madeleine Dore

In our third episode of our Summer Series, we revisit Kate's conversation with Madeleine Dore which was a hugely popular ep to kick off 2022. We hope you can apply her energy to your 2023 new year! Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer, interviewer and founder of Extraordinary Routines. Since 2014, Dore has been asking creative … Continue reading Summer Series: Madeleine Dore