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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.
Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh chats to novelists Emma Viskic and Catherine De Saint Phalle.
An episode of Backstory on 4 December 2019
Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and Helen Garner are Mel's guests.
Favell Parrett chats about her book There Was Still Love.
Author Jane Sullivan and Associate Professor Leonie Rutherford join the show.
Curtis Sittenfeld joins the show.
An episode of Backstory on 30 October 2019
Author Elliot Perlman discusses his new novel, Maybe the Horse Will Talk.
Novelists Hilary McPhee and Lucy Treloar join the show.
Anna Krien discusses her new novel, Act of Grace; then Mel chats to Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winner Sonja Dechian.
Mel gets the deets on ‘The Near and the Far Vol II: more stories from the Asia-Pacific region’, and this year’s Vogel Prize (or the lack of it).
Multimedia artist Samuel Leighton-Dore gives Mel some big, strong, and manly advice from his new book, ‘How To Be A Big, Strong Man’.
Mel gets the rundown on Lucy Treloar's new novel 'Wolfe Island', and speaks to Jo French about ‘Verandah’, an arts journal from Deakin Uni.
Josephine Rowe fills us in on her new novel 'Here Until August', and Lisa Dempster runs us through the 11th annual 'Booklovers Festival'.
Meg Mundell and Joanne Ramos fill us in on their new books.
Mel chats to author Nina Kenwood about her debut novel, It Sounded Better in My Head.
Lisa Gye, Elizabeth McCarthy and Mia Timpano join the show for day six of Radiothon.
Alexandra Dane discusses their Lifted Brow opinion piece on this year's Vogel Prize, which awarded no winner.
Angela Savage discusses her novel Mother Of Pearl.
R.W.R. McDonald drops into the studio to tell us about his debut novel, 'The Nancys'.
Mel chats with writers Alice Bishop, Lee Kofman and Romana Koval.
An episode of Backstory on 17 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.
Fill-in host Fiona Wright chats to writer Sarah Walker about her Calibre Essay entry 'Floundering'.
Novelists Nicola Redhouse and Meg Keneally join the show.
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.
Bren MacDibble tells us about The Dog Runner. Plus, we hear from Glen Eira Storytelling Festival Festival Director Suzanne Olb.
Fiona McGregor tells us about her new novel. Plus, Katy Smyrk pops past to review two books.
An episode of Backstory on 29 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.
Mel talks to 2019 Nature Writing Prize co-winner Jenny Sinclair and author Alice Robinson about her novel 'The Glad Shout'.
Writer Melanie Cheng chats about her new novel. Plus, Julie Ganner and Sarah Runcie drop in to discuss inclusive publishing.
Two chats about new novels: one from Andrea Goldsmith and another from the one and only Melina Marchetta.
Hear from Susan Hurley about her new novel, Eight Lives.
We hear from novelist Peggy Frew and Clunes Booktown Festival Festival Programmer Louise Permezel.
Graeme Simsion is a special guest regarding his new novel The Rosie Result - the final in the widely acclaimed Rosie trilogy.
Mel catches up with novelist Kate Richards about her debut novel Fusion and writer/critic Mel Campbell reviews Annaleese Jochem's novel Baby.
An episode of Backstory on 27 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…
Mel chats to novelist Alice Robinson and Lindsay magazine editor Beth Wilkinson.