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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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Backstory – 13 January 2021

Summer host Fi Wright chats to Ceridwen Dovey about her novel Life after Truth and Dr Melissa Harper, author of Ways Of The Bushwalker.

Backstory – 6 January 2021

An episode of Backstory on 6 January 2021

Backstory – 30 December 2020

An episode of Backstory on 30 December 2020

Backstory – 23 December 2020

Summer host Fi Wright talks to writers Tobias McGorkill and Sam Van Zweden.

Backstory – 16 December 2020

Fi Wright talks to novelist Claire Christian. Then, Matilda Dixon-Smith discusses her blog Broken Heart Brigade.

Backstory – 9 December 2020

Summer host Fi Wright talks to novelist Amanda Lohrey.

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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.

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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

Presented by Mia McCaskie filling in for Mel Cranenburgh

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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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