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Backstory – 9 December 2020

Summer host Fi Wright talks to novelist Amanda Lohrey.

Backstory – 2 December 2020

Helen Garner joins Mel for a special live-streamed conversation about Helen's new diary collection.

Backstory – 25 November 2020

Ewa Ramsay discusses her novel The Morbids.

Backstory – 18 November 2020

Local literary luminary Maria Tumarkin discusses her State Of The (Writing) Nation address.

Backstory – 11 November 2020

Ewa Ramsey discusses her debut novel and Rochelle Smith gives us the lowdown on the Word For Word National Non-Fiction Festival.

Backstory – 4 November 2020

Novelist Sofie Laguna and performance poet Andi Stewart join the show.

Backstory – 28 October 2020

Mel talks to best-selling local author Jane Harper about her new novel The Survivors.

Backstory – 21 October 2020

Music fill-in by Meaghan Weiley.

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Backstory – 14 October 2020

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.

Backstory – 7 October 2020

An episode of Backstory on 7 October 2020

Backstory – 30 September 2020

An episode of Backstory on 30 September 2020

Backstory – 23 September 2020

Author of essay collection The Details, Tegan Bennett Daylight, joins the show.

Backstory – 16 September 2020

An episode of Backstory on 16 September 2020

Backstory – 9 September 2020

An episode of Backstory on 9 September 2020

Backstory – 2 September 2020

An episode of Backstory on 2 September 2020

Backstory – 26 August 2020

An episode of Backstory on 26 August 2020

Backstory – 19 August 2020

Editor of new essay anthology After Australia Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Voiceworks editor Adalya Nash Hussein join the show.

Backstory – 12 August 2020

Victoria Hannan talks about her debut novel Kokomo, and author Jess Hill discusses MWF.

Backstory – 5 August 2020

Mia Walsch discusses her memoir Money for Something: Sex Work. Life. Drugs. Need.

Backstory – 29 July 2020

An episode of Backstory on 29 July 2020

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Backstory – 22 July 2020

Writers Robbie Arnott and Elizabeth Flux join the show.

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Backstory – 15 July 2020

Backstory – 8 July 2020

An episode of Backstory on 8 July 2020

Backstory – 1 July 2020

Mel catches up with author K.M. Kruimink and Overland co-editor Evelyn Araluen.

Backstory – 24 June 2020

Novelist Chris Flynn and essayist Sarah Walker join the show.

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Backstory – 17 June 2020

An episode of Backstory on 17 June 2020

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Backstory – 10 June 2020

Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh talks to novelists Kimberley Starr and Fiona Harris.

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Backstory – 3 June 2020

Novelists Hilde Hinton and Patrick Allington join the show.

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Backstory – 27 May 2020

James Bradley discusses his novel 'Ghost Species'. We also catch up with librarian and author Sarah Schmidt about Book Valet.

Backstory – 20 May 2020

Mel catches up with author Laura Jean McKay and new Overland editors Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk.

Backstory – 13 May 2020

An episode of Backstory on 13 May 2020

Backstory – 6 May 2020

Hear about self-help memoir 'Bad Yogi' with author Alice Williams and the Yarra Valley Writers Festival with playwright Hannie Rayson.

Backstory – 29 April 2020

Siobhan Fitzgerald discusses 'The Good Bits', then Stella Glorie tells us about her 'Thirty Books' YouTube review channel.

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Backstory – 22 April 2020

Learn all about 'The Dictionary of Lost Words' with author Pip Williams.

Backstory – 15 April 2020

Ronnie Scott tells us about his book 'The Adversary', then Jane Rawson of Read Tasmania joins the show.

Backstory – 8 April 2020

Nicola Watson tell us about 'Welcome To The Bunker Baby', then Anna Blackie gives us the lowdown on 'How to Adult'.

Backstory – 1 April 2020

An episode of Backstory on 1 April 2020

Backstory – 25 March 2020

Wayne Marshall tells us about his novel 'Shirl'.

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Backstory – 18 March 2020

Presented by Meaghan Weiley filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 11 March 2020

Donna Ward tells us about her memoir 'She I Dare Not Name'.

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