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Backstory – 6 November 2019

Curtis Sittenfeld joins the show.

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Backstory – 30 October 2019

An episode of Backstory on 30 October 2019

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Backstory – 23 October 2019

Author Elliot Perlman discusses his new novel, Maybe the Horse Will Talk.

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Backstory – 16 October 2019

Novelists Hilary McPhee and Lucy Treloar join the show.

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Backstory – 9 October 2019

Anna Krien discusses her new novel, Act of Grace; then Mel chats to Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winner Sonja Dechian.

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Backstory – 2 October 2019

Mel gets the deets on ‘The Near and the Far Vol II: more stories from the Asia-Pacific region’, and this year’s Vogel Prize (or the lack of it).

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Backstory – 25 September 2019

Multimedia artist Samuel Leighton-Dore gives Mel some big, strong, and manly advice from his new book, ‘How To Be A Big, Strong Man’.

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Backstory – 18 September 2019

Mel gets the rundown on Lucy Treloar's new novel 'Wolfe Island', and speaks to Jo French about ‘Verandah’, an arts journal from Deakin Uni.

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Backstory – 11 September 2019

Josephine Rowe fills us in on her new novel 'Here Until August', and Lisa Dempster runs us through the 11th annual 'Booklovers Festival'.

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Backstory – 4 September 2019

Meg Mundell and Joanne Ramos fill us in on their new books.

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Backstory

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