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

Summer Series: Benjamin Law

In our second episode of our Summer Series, we revisit Katherine's conversation with Benjamin Law. 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 … Continue reading Summer Series: Benjamin Law

Summer Series: A Beginning & Claire G Coleman

Before we kick off our summer series: Newsletters! We've each started one. Katherine's is Highbrow, Lowbrow, Mediumbrow (sign up here) and Kate's is The Bowerbird (sign up here). Welcome to our Summer Series! First off we take you back to our very first ever episode in 2018 where we discuss just what The First Time Podcast is … Continue reading Summer Series: A Beginning & Claire G Coleman

Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

We are thrilled to bring you this special episode with Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, filmmaker and refugee advocate Behrouz Boochani. The episode includes conversations Kate had with Behrouz in Aotearoa at Verb Wellington and in Naarm, Melbourne ahead of his sold out event at The Wheeler Centre. At Behrouz's request, Kate also spoke to his translators … Continue reading Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra

Today our featured book is Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra brought to you by Harlequin Fiction. Anna Snoekstra is an award-winning author and screenwriter who lives in Naarm/Melbourne. She is the author of Only Daughter, Little Secrets and The Spite Game. Her novels have been published in over twenty countries and sixteen languages. She … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra

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