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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.
Join Mel for a special live-stream In Conversation with writer Tony Birch. They'll discuss his latest collection of short stories Dark As Last Night.
Krissy Kneen discusses her new memoir The Three Burials Of Lotty Kneen'.
Jacquie Byron discusses her debut novel Happy Hour.
Mel chats to Miles Allinson about his second novel, In Moonland.
An episode of Backstory on 22 September 2021
Krissy Kneen talks about her memoir, The Three Burials Of Lotty Kneen: Travels With My Grandmother’s Ashes.
Elizabeth McCarthy, Fi Wright and Lara Shearer spread from literary Radiothon cheer with Mel.
Mark Brandi talks about his new novel The Others.
Amani Haydar chats about her memoir The Mother Wound.
Allee Richards tells us all about her debut novel Small Joys Of Real Life.
Learn all about new novel The Other Half of You with author Michael Mohammed Ahmad.
An episode of Backstory on 28 July 2021
An episode of Backstory on 21 July 2021 presented by Simona Castricum filling in for Mel Cranenburgh
Larissa Behrendt has a longform conversation about her new novel After Story.
An episode of Backstory on 7 July 2021
Award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein discusses her new book, The Believer.
An episode of Backstory on 16 June 2021
Hear all about Rebecca Starford's new novel The Immitator.
An episode of Backstory on 2 June 2021
Presented by Billy Shears filling in for Mel 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