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Panda Wong on Best of Australian Poems 2023 and Caitlin Farrugia on Search Histories

Jess Zanoni fills in for Mel and chats to Panda Wong - a writer, poet and co-editor of Best of Australian Poems 2023 (Puncher and Wattmann), co-edited with Gig Ryan. The anthology captures…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Anna Kate Blair and Clem Bastow

Mel Fulton talks to Anna Kate Blair about the inspiration for her debut novel of 'The Modern'. Fellow Triple R host Clem Bastow drops by to chat about their debut non-fiction book 'Late…

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Katherine Brabon and Nadine J. Cohen

Mel speaks to Katherine Brabon about her new novel 'Body Friend', writing with a chronic disability and how her relationship with her body changes daily. Nadine J Cohen joins the show to chat…

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Allee Richards & New Australian Fiction

In the studio this week is Allee Richards, Melbourne theatre darling and award winning writer. Mel and Allee discuss her second novel, A Light in the Dark, which uses a tale of musical…

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Radiothon Special with Melissa Cranenburgh and Fiona Scott-Norman

For Literati Glitterati’s 2023 Radiothon Special, Mel is joined in the studio by Triple R legends, Melissa Cranenburgh and Fiona Scott-Norman.

In this weeks episode, you will get to know a little more…

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Laura Elizabeth Woollett & Angela O'Keeffe

Mel is joined in the studio by Laura Elizabeth Woollett to discuss her latest short story collection, West Girls. She draws upon her experience growing up on Australia’s west coast to bring…

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Madison Griffiths & The Amplify Collective

This week, Mel is joined in the studio by Madison Griffiths, writer, artist and producer of critically acclaimed podcast Tender. Madison discusses her debut novel Tissue, which is a candid depiction…

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FISH IN THE MEAT-WORKS, 06/08/2023

Mel Fulton is joined by Australian writer and host of the First Time podcast, Kate Mildenhall, as the two discuss and dissect Kate's unconventionally exciting novel The Hummingbird Effect (2023), a beautiful narrative…

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The Crying Room by Gretchen Shirm

Award-winning writer Gretchen Shirm joins the show to talk about her third book The Crying Room, which takes a close look at three generations of women to ask who we are as individuals…

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Hospital by Sanya Rushdi & Willy Lit Fest

Sanya Rushdi joins the show to talk restlessness, nuance and the power of language in her debut novel Hospital: a lucid and unflinching account of psychosis and hospitalisation in Australia, inspired by her…

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Libby Angel & Helen Elliott

How do we become who we are? In this edition of Literati Glitterati, Mel chats to the authors of two books consumed by precisely this question. 

The first is Where I slept

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Shy by Max Porter

Mel is joined by English writer, Max Porter.

Multi award-winning UK novelist and master of the tiny perfect book, Max Porter, joins Mel on the show this week. The pair riff on magic…

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Bora Chung & Debris Magazine

Mel is joined in the studio by Bora Chung, author of the Booker International Prize-shortlisted Cursed Bunny. They talk about trusting your translator, thinking and writing in different languages, and the freedom…

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Thirst for Salt & Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Mel is joined in the studio by Madelaine Lucas to discuss her New York Times’ Editors’ Choice debut novel, Thirst for Salt, a love story set in an isolated Australian coastal town. Madelaine…