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A show about books, stories, the craft of writing - and the people behind the lines.
Wednesday 12pm - 1pm. Presented by Melissa Cranenburgh.
An episode of Backstory on 12 May 2021
Oliver Reeson joins the show.
An episode of Backstory on 28 April 2021
Anwen Crawford discusses her memoir No Document.
Claire Thomas discusses her novel The Performance. Plus, Fiona McGregor talks about her essay collection Buried Not Dead.
Sarah Krasnostein (author of The Trauma Cleaner) talks about her new book, The Believer: Encounters With Love, Death And Faith.
Essayist Fiona McGregor and Stella Prize Judging Panel Chair Zoya Patel join the show.
An episode of Backstory on 24 March 2021
Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh interviews novelists Loraine Peck and Madeleine Ryan.
Martin McKenzie-Murray discusses his novel The Speechwriter.
Author Kavita Bedford tells Mel all about her new novel Friends And Dark Shapes.
Claire Thomas discusses her novel The Performance.
Author Adam Thompson joins the show to discuss his new short story collection Born Into This.
Mel's back! And Craig Munro joins her to chat about the new book Literary Lion Tamers.
Garry Disher discusses his latest novel, Consolation, with summer host Rashelle McHugh.
Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh talks to Garry Disher about his latest novel Consolation; then Davina Bell discusses her novel The End Of The World is Bigger Than Love.
An episode of Backstory on 20 January 2021
Summer host Fi Wright chats to Ceridwen Dovey about her novel Life after Truth and Dr Melissa Harper, author of Ways Of The Bushwalker.
An episode of Backstory on 6 January 2021
An episode of Backstory on 30 December 2020
Summer host Fi Wright talks to writers Tobias McGorkill and Sam Van Zweden.
Fi Wright talks to novelist Claire Christian. Then, Matilda Dixon-Smith discusses her blog Broken Heart Brigade.
Summer host Fi Wright talks to novelist Amanda Lohrey.
Helen Garner joins Mel for a special live-streamed conversation about Helen's new diary collection.
Ewa Ramsay discusses her novel The Morbids.
Local literary luminary Maria Tumarkin discusses her State Of The (Writing) Nation address.
Ewa Ramsey discusses her debut novel and Rochelle Smith gives us the lowdown on the Word For Word National Non-Fiction Festival.
Novelist Sofie Laguna and performance poet Andi Stewart join the show.
Mel talks to best-selling local author Jane Harper about her new novel The Survivors.
Music fill-in by Meaghan Weiley.
Writer Robert Dessaix discusses his new memoir, The Time Of Our Lives: Growing Older Well, then Feminist Writers Festival Director Nikki Anderson tells us about their upcoming program.
An episode of Backstory on 7 October 2020
An episode of Backstory on 30 September 2020
Author of essay collection The Details, Tegan Bennett Daylight, joins the show.
An episode of Backstory on 16 September 2020
An episode of Backstory on 9 September 2020
Presented by Mia McCaskie filling in for Mel Cranenburgh
An episode of Backstory on 26 August 2020
Editor of new essay anthology After Australia Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Voiceworks editor Adalya Nash Hussein join the show.
Victoria Hannan talks about her debut novel Kokomo, and author Jess Hill discusses MWF.