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15 May 2019

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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8 May 2019

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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1 May 2019

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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24 April 2019

Backstory – 24 April 2019

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

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17 April 2019

Backstory – 17 April 2019

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

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10 April 2019

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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3 April 2019

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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27 March 2019

Backstory – 27 March 2019

An episode of Backstory on 27 March 2019

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20 March 2019

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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13 March 2019

Backstory – 13 March 2019

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

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6 March 2019

Backstory – 6 March 2019

An episode of Backstory on 6 March 2019

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27 February 2019

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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20 February 2019

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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13 February 2019

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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6 February 2019

Backstory – 6 February 2019

An episode of Backstory on 6 February 2019

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30 January 2019

Backstory – 30 January 2019

An episode of Backstory on 30 January 2019

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23 January 2019

Backstory – 23 January 2019

An episode of Backstory on 23 January 2019

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16 January 2019

Backstory – 16 January 2019

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

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9 January 2019

Backstory – 9 January 2019

Presented by Jacqui B filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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2 January 2019

Backstory – 2 January 2019

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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26 December 2018

Backstory – 26 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 26 December 2018

19 December 2018

Backstory – 19 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 19 December 2018

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12 December 2018

Backstory – 12 December 2018

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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5 December 2018

Backstory – 5 December 2018

An episode of Backstory on 5 December 2018

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28 November 2018

Backstory – 28 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 28 November 2018

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21 November 2018

Backstory – 21 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 21 November 2018

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14 November 2018

Backstory – 14 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 14 November 2018

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7 November 2018

Backstory – 7 November 2018

An episode of Backstory on 7 November 2018

31 October 2018

Backstory – 31 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 31 October 2018

24 October 2018

Backstory – 24 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 24 October 2018

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17 October 2018

Backstory – 17 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 17 October 2018

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10 October 2018

Backstory – 10 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 10 October 2018

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3 October 2018

Backstory – 3 October 2018

An episode of Backstory on 3 October 2018

26 September 2018

Backstory – 26 September 2018

An episode of Backstory on 26 September 2018

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19 September 2018

Backstory – 19 September 2018

An episode of Backstory on 19 September 2018

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12 September 2018

Backstory – 12 September 2018

An episode of Backstory on 12 September 2018

5 September 2018

Backstory – 5 September 2018

An episode of Backstory on 5 September 2018

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29 August 2018

Backstory – 29 August 2018

An episode of Backstory on 29 August 2018

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22 August 2018

Backstory – 22 August 2018

An episode of Backstory on 22 August 2018

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15 August 2018

Backstory – 15 August 2018

An episode of Backstory on 15 August 2018

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