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Mia Walsch

Mia Walsch’s new book, Something For Nothing, has been described as a ‘captivatingly honest memoir about surviving, sex work, friendships, drugs, mental illness and need’. In this long form interview, Mia discusses…


Kate Grenville & Evelyn Araluen Corr

Author Kate Grenville talks about her latest book, A Room Made of Leaves, a work of historical fiction that questions how and by whom our histories get constructed and reconstructed; and poet, educator…


K.M. Kruimink & Caro Llewellyn

Author K.M. Kruimink talks about winning the Vogel Award for her debut novel, A Treacherous Country, and Caro Llewellyn, the newly appointed CEO of Melbourne’s The Wheeler Centre, discusses what she hopes…


Chris Flynn & Sarah Walker

Novelist Chris Flynn talks about his new novel Mammoth, which is narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth; and Sarah Walker speaks about her essay on the loss of a parent, in the latest…


James Bradley & Sarah Schmidt

Author James Bradley talks about his new novel Ghost Stories, and librarian and author Sarah Schmidt tells us about Yarra Plenty Regional library’s book valet service, matching readers of all ages to…


Laura Jean McKay & Evelyn Araluen & Jonathan Dunk

Editors Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk discuss the upcoming issue of Overland literary journal which aims to bring the focus of the journal back to its radical roots while engaging with contemporary provocations…


Pip Williams & Matilda Dixon-Smith

Author Pip Williams chats about her new novel ‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’; and Matilda Dixon-Smith talks about her serialised rom-com ‘The Broken Heart Brigade’.

This week’s Comfort Read is ‘Love in The…


Alice Williams & Hannie Rayson

Author Alice Williams chats about her self-help memoir 'Bad Yogi'; and playwright Hannie Rayson talks about being the Festival Programmer for this weekend’s Yarra Valley Writers Festival.

This week’s Comfort Read is ‘Love…


Ronnie Scott & Anna Spargo-Ryan

Ronnie Scott talks about his new novel The Adversary, and Anna Spargo-Ryan discusses what led to the publication of her essay A Conspiracy of Witches, out now in the latest issue of Meanjin…


Sophie Hardcastle & Jane Rawson

Sophie Hardcastle talks about her novel Below The Deck, and writer Jane Rawson from Read Tasmania talks about the #LockdownReadingGroup. Jane also shares her 'Comfort Reads.' 'Meet Us for Launch' celebrates Thrill Me…

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A show about books, stories, the craft of writing - and the people behind the lines. 

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