Masters Series: Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan has published two dark fantasy novels (Tender Morsels and Sea Hearts), seven short story collections including the breakout Black Juice, ten teenage romance novels, three junior fantasy novels, two young adult novels and a children’s picture book. She collaborated with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti on the New York Times bestselling YA superheroes … Continue reading Masters Series: Margo Lanagan

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

Masters Series: Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is a non-fiction writer, novelist, editor and climate activist; every day she posts an image of a tree on her Instagram @sophtreeofday. Author of seven books (and more to come) Cunningham is a Member of the Order of Australia for her contributions to literature, was a co-founder of The Stella Prize, former editor … Continue reading Masters Series: Sophie Cunningham

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

Masters Series: Christos Tsiolkas Part One & Two

Christos Tsiolkas is a novelist, playwright, essayist and screen writer and in 2021 was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Literature honouring his “outstanding contribution to Australian literature and to cultural and intellectual life”. His seven novels include his debut, Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which … Continue reading Masters Series: Christos Tsiolkas Part One & Two

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

Masters series: Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of nine internationally bestselling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number one New York Times bestsellers The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, Nine Perfect Strangers and her most recent Apples Never Fall. Her books have sold over … Continue reading Masters series: Liane Moriarty

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

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: 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