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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.
Writers Robbie Arnott and Elizabeth Flux join the show.
An episode of Backstory on 8 July 2020
Mel catches up with author K.M. Kruimink and Overland co-editor Evelyn Araluen.
Novelist Chris Flynn and essayist Sarah Walker join the show.
An episode of Backstory on 17 June 2020
Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh talks to novelists Kimberley Starr and Fiona Harris.
Novelists Hilde Hinton and Patrick Allington join the show.
James Bradley discusses his novel 'Ghost Species'. We also catch up with librarian and author Sarah Schmidt about Book Valet.
Mel catches up with author Laura Jean McKay and new Overland editors Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk.
An episode of Backstory on 13 May 2020
Hear about self-help memoir 'Bad Yogi' with author Alice Williams and the Yarra Valley Writers Festival with playwright Hannie Rayson.
Siobhan Fitzgerald discusses 'The Good Bits', then Stella Glorie tells us about her 'Thirty Books' YouTube review channel.
Learn all about 'The Dictionary of Lost Words' with author Pip Williams.
Ronnie Scott tells us about his book 'The Adversary', then Jane Rawson of Read Tasmania joins the show.
Nicola Watson tell us about 'Welcome To The Bunker Baby', then Anna Blackie gives us the lowdown on 'How to Adult'.
An episode of Backstory on 1 April 2020
Wayne Marshall tells us about his novel 'Shirl'.
Presented by Meaghan Weiley filling in for Mel Cranenburgh
Donna Ward tells us about her memoir 'She I Dare Not Name'.
Writers Freya Howarth and Mandy Beaumont join Mel in the studio.
Mel catches up with J.P. Pomare, Dr. Lucy Buzacott, and Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies.
Mel talks to author Laura McPhee-Browne. Simon Conlon and students Cleo and Tana also drop by to tell us about 100 Story Building.
An episode of Backstory on 12 February 2020
Fill-in host Fi Wright chats to Louise Park about "7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading" and Freya Howarth on her Overland piece "Retail Therapist".
Presented by Fi Wright filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh
Presented by Justin Cantrell-Harvey
David Bridie presents his 31st Annual Christmas Show! To continue listening go here
Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh
An episode of Backstory on 4 December 2019
Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and Helen Garner are Mel's guests.
Favell Parrett chats about her book There Was Still Love.
Author Jane Sullivan and Associate Professor Leonie Rutherford join the show.
Curtis Sittenfeld joins the show.
An episode of Backstory on 30 October 2019
Author Elliot Perlman discusses his new novel, Maybe the Horse Will Talk.