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Backstory – 10 July 2019

Writer Amra Pajalic tells us about her new book, and Peta Hanrahan and Anna Kennedy talk us through a new production at fortyfivedownstairs.

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Backstory – 3 July 2019

Fill-in host Fiona Wright chats to writer Sarah Walker about her Calibre Essay entry 'Floundering'.

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Episode

Backstory – 26 June 2019

Novelists Nicola Redhouse and Meg Keneally join the show.

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Backstory – 19 June 2019

Peo Michie and Heather Joan Day tell us about Interstitial, an event exploring life between cultures from EWF and Liminal. Plus, Mel chats to novelist Meg Keneally.

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Backstory – 12 June 2019

Bren MacDibble tells us about The Dog Runner. Plus, we hear from Glen Eira Storytelling Festival Festival Director Suzanne Olb.

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Backstory – 5 June 2019

Fiona McGregor tells us about her new novel. Plus, Katy Smyrk pops past to review two books.

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Backstory – 29 May 2019

An episode of Backstory on 29 May 2019

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Backstory – 22 May 2019

Wayne Macauley tells us about his novel and Emerging Writers Festival Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr gives us the rundown of the festival's program.

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Backstory – 15 May 2019

Mel talks to 2019 Nature Writing Prize co-winner Jenny Sinclair and author Alice Robinson about her novel 'The Glad Shout'.

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Backstory – 8 May 2019

Writer Melanie Cheng chats about her new novel. Plus, Julie Ganner and Sarah Runcie drop in to discuss inclusive publishing.

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Backstory

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