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Backstory – 20 October 2021

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.

Backstory – 13 October 2021

Krissy Kneen discusses her new memoir The Three Burials Of Lotty Kneen'.

Backstory – 6 October 2021

Jacquie Byron discusses her debut novel Happy Hour.

Backstory – 29 September 2021

Mel chats to Miles Allinson about his second novel, In Moonland.

Backstory – 22 September 2021

An episode of Backstory on 22 September 2021

Backstory – 15 September 2021

Krissy Kneen talks about her memoir, The Three Burials Of Lotty Kneen: Travels With My Grandmother’s Ashes.

Backstory – 8 September 2021

Mel chats to Miles Allinson about his second novel, In Moonland.

Backstory – 1 September 2021

Elizabeth McCarthy, Fi Wright and Lara Shearer spread from literary Radiothon cheer with Mel.

Backstory – 25 August 2021

Mark Brandi talks about his new novel The Others.

Backstory – 18 August 2021

Amani Haydar chats about her memoir The Mother Wound.

Backstory – 11 August 2021

Allee Richards tells us all about her debut novel Small Joys Of Real Life.

Backstory – 4 August 2021

Learn all about new novel The Other Half of You with author Michael Mohammed Ahmad.

Backstory – 28 July 2021

An episode of Backstory on 28 July 2021

Backstory – 21 July 2021

An episode of Backstory on 21 July 2021 presented by Simona Castricum filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 14 July 2021

Larissa Behrendt has a longform conversation about her new novel After Story.

Backstory – 7 July 2021

An episode of Backstory on 7 July 2021

Backstory – 30 June 2021

Award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein discusses her new book, The Believer.

Backstory – 23 June 2021

Backstory – 16 June 2021

An episode of Backstory on 16 June 2021

Backstory – 9 June 2021

Hear all about Rebecca Starford's new novel The Immitator.

Backstory – 2 June 2021

An episode of Backstory on 2 June 2021

Backstory – 19 May 2021

Presented by Billy Shears filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 12 May 2021

An episode of Backstory on 12 May 2021

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Backstory – 5 May 2021

Oliver Reeson joins the show.

Backstory – 28 April 2021

An episode of Backstory on 28 April 2021

Backstory – 21 April 2021

Anwen Crawford discusses her memoir No Document.

Backstory – 14 April 2021

Claire Thomas discusses her novel The Performance. Plus, Fiona McGregor talks about her essay collection Buried Not Dead.

Backstory – 7 April 2021

Sarah Krasnostein (author of The Trauma Cleaner) talks about her new book, The Believer: Encounters With Love, Death And Faith.

Backstory – 31 March 2021

Essayist Fiona McGregor and Stella Prize Judging Panel Chair Zoya Patel join the show.

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Backstory – 24 March 2021

An episode of Backstory on 24 March 2021

Backstory – 17 March 2021

Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh interviews novelists Loraine Peck and Madeleine Ryan.

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Backstory – 10 March 2021

Martin McKenzie-Murray discusses his novel The Speechwriter.

Backstory – 3 March 2021

Author Kavita Bedford tells Mel all about her new novel Friends And Dark Shapes.

Backstory – 24 February 2021

Claire Thomas discusses her novel The Performance.

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Backstory – 17 February 2021

Author Adam Thompson joins the show to discuss his new short story collection Born Into This.

Backstory – 10 February 2021

Mel's back! And Craig Munro joins her to chat about the new book Literary Lion Tamers.

Backstory – 3 February 2021

Garry Disher discusses his latest novel, Consolation, with summer host Rashelle McHugh.

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Backstory – 27 January 2021

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.

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Backstory – 20 January 2021

An episode of Backstory on 20 January 2021

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