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Backstory – 24 July 2019

Mel chats with writers Alice Bishop, Lee Kofman and Romana Koval.

Backstory – 17 July 2019

An episode of Backstory on 17 July 2019

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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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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 – 1 May 2019

Two chats about new novels: one from Andrea Goldsmith and another from the one and only Melina Marchetta.

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Backstory – 24 April 2019

Hear from Susan Hurley about her new novel, Eight Lives.

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Backstory – 17 April 2019

We hear from novelist Peggy Frew and Clunes Booktown Festival Festival Programmer Louise Permezel.

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Backstory – 10 April 2019

Graeme Simsion is a special guest regarding his new novel The Rosie Result - the final in the widely acclaimed Rosie trilogy.

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Backstory – 3 April 2019

Mel catches up with novelist Kate Richards about her debut novel Fusion and writer/critic Mel Campbell reviews Annaleese Jochem's novel Baby.

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Backstory – 27 March 2019

An episode of Backstory on 27 March 2019

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Backstory – 20 March 2019

Editor Louise Swinn and contributors Amy Gray and Monica Dux tell us about their powerful new collection of writing.
And learn how to get involved with the Fitzroy Writers Festival with City of…

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Backstory – 13 March 2019

Mel chats to novelist Alice Robinson and Lindsay magazine editor Beth Wilkinson.

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Backstory – 6 March 2019

An episode of Backstory on 6 March 2019

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Backstory – 27 February 2019

Danish author Mads Peder Nordbo talks about his arctic crime thriller The Girl Without Skin. Local author Ella Holcombe is also a guest following the recent release of her YA fiction piece about…

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Backstory – 20 February 2019

Sonia Orchard tells us about her new novel, Into the Fire, and Matters Journal editor Megan Anderson chats about their new issue.

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Backstory – 13 February 2019

This week on Backstory, Melbourne-based author Emily Brewin talks about her new novel Small Blessings. Mel is also joined by Charlie Turnbull, co-producer and co-director of the Bikes Of Wrath film, which…

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Backstory – 6 February 2019

An episode of Backstory on 6 February 2019

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Backstory – 30 January 2019

An episode of Backstory on 30 January 2019

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Backstory – 23 January 2019

An episode of Backstory on 23 January 2019

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Backstory – 16 January 2019

An episode of Backstory on 16 January 2019, presented by Rashelle McHugh

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Backstory – 9 January 2019

Presented by Jacqui B filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 2 January 2019

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 26 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 26 December 2018

Backstory – 19 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 19 December 2018

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Backstory – 12 December 2018

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 5 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 5 December 2018

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Backstory – 28 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 28 November 2018

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Backstory – 21 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 21 November 2018

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Backstory – 14 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 14 November 2018

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Backstory – 7 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 7 November 2018

Backstory – 31 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 31 October 2018

Backstory – 24 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 24 October 2018

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