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Kiara Lindsay on 'A portrait of me running as fast as the plant is growing'

Jess fills in for Mel, and speaks to local Melbourne poet, Kiara Lindsay on her new debut poetry collection, A portrait of me running as fast as the plant is growing.


Sarah M. Saleh on Her New Novel & Poetry Collection

Sara M. Saleh is a writer, a poet, human rights lawyer, organiser, and the daughter of Palestinian, Egyptian, and Lebanese migrants. She joins Mel to talk about two new books she's released this…


Mick Cummins and What You Become anthology

Eighteen year old Aaron is creative, resourceful and addicted to heroin. Kicked out of home by his mum and living rough on the streets of South Melbourne, he dreams of getting straight and…


Max Easton and Jessica Zhan Mei Yu

How can we live meaningful and creative lives amid the housing crisis? Max Easton dials in to chat rugby league, punk rock and backyard tape projects in his new novel Paradise Estate


Charlotte Wood and Amanda Lohrey

Decorated Australian authors Charlotte Wood and Amanda Lohrey join Mel on the show this week, to discuss their new novels Stone Yard Devotional and The Conversion. It’s a happy accident that these two…


Siân Hughes

Siân Hughes, Cheshire-based poet, novelist and author of the 2023 Booker Prize longlisted Pearl, dials into the studio to discuss this lyrical and open-hearted debut. Siân shares the history of the medieval…


Melissa Lucashenko & Madeleine Gray

Multi-award winning Bundjalung writer Melissa Lucashenko joins Mel in the studio to talk about her latest novel Edenglassie: an epic tale that torches Queensland’s colonial myths, and asks Australians to ponder where…


Sarah Firth and Elise Esther Hearst

This week, we step inside the colourful, questioning and ecstatically wild mind of debut author and Melbourne-based cartoonist Sarah Firth, whose illustrated essay collection Eventually Everything Connects: Eight Essays On Uncertainty is out…


Roz Bellamy and Clem Bastow

In the final Radiothon instalment of Literati Glitterati for 2023, Mel takes a look at memoir, mental health, and the breadth and depth of neurodiverse writing. Roz Bellamy, editor of Archer magazine, swings…


Laura Jean McKay & Ella Skilbeck-Porter

Mel Fulton speaks to award-winning author Laura Jean McKay about her new short story collection Gunflower, which is set to be available on October 3rd.

Mel also speaks to acclaimed poet and artist…

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Championing stylish wordsmiths and sterling conversation, Literati Glitterati is a weekly book show that loves a good story, well told.