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Backstory – 11 December 2019

Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh chats to novelists Emma Viskic and Catherine De Saint Phalle.

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Backstory – 4 December 2019

An episode of Backstory on 4 December 2019

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Backstory – 27 November 2019

Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and Helen Garner are Mel's guests.

Backstory – 20 November 2019

Favell Parrett chats about her book There Was Still Love.

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Backstory – 13 November 2019

Author Jane Sullivan and Associate Professor Leonie Rutherford join the show.

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Backstory – 6 November 2019

Curtis Sittenfeld joins the show.

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Backstory – 30 October 2019

An episode of Backstory on 30 October 2019

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Backstory – 23 October 2019

Author Elliot Perlman discusses his new novel, Maybe the Horse Will Talk.

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Backstory – 16 October 2019

Novelists Hilary McPhee and Lucy Treloar join the show.

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Backstory – 9 October 2019

Anna Krien discusses her new novel, Act of Grace; then Mel chats to Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winner Sonja Dechian.

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Backstory – 2 October 2019

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).

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Backstory – 25 September 2019

Multimedia artist Samuel Leighton-Dore gives Mel some big, strong, and manly advice from his new book, ‘How To Be A Big, Strong Man’.

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Backstory – 18 September 2019

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.

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Backstory – 11 September 2019

Josephine Rowe fills us in on her new novel 'Here Until August', and Lisa Dempster runs us through the 11th annual 'Booklovers Festival'.

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Backstory – 4 September 2019

Meg Mundell and Joanne Ramos fill us in on their new books.

Backstory – 28 August 2019

Mel chats to author Nina Kenwood about her debut novel, It Sounded Better in My Head.

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Backstory – 21 August 2019

Lisa Gye, Elizabeth McCarthy and Mia Timpano join the show for day six of Radiothon.

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Backstory – 14 August 2019

Alexandra Dane discusses their Lifted Brow opinion piece on this year's Vogel Prize, which awarded no winner.

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Backstory – 7 August 2019

Angela Savage discusses her novel Mother Of Pearl.

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Backstory – 31 July 2019

R.W.R. McDonald drops into the studio to tell us about his debut novel, 'The Nancys'.

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Backstory – 24 July 2019

Mel chats with writers Alice Bishop, Lee Kofman and Romana Koval.

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Backstory – 17 July 2019

An episode of Backstory on 17 July 2019

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Backstory – 10 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.

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Backstory – 3 July 2019

Fill-in host Fiona Wright chats to writer Sarah Walker about her Calibre Essay entry 'Floundering'.

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Backstory – 26 June 2019

Novelists Nicola Redhouse and Meg Keneally join the show.

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Backstory – 19 June 2019

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.

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Backstory – 12 June 2019

Bren MacDibble tells us about The Dog Runner. Plus, we hear from Glen Eira Storytelling Festival Festival Director Suzanne Olb.

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Backstory – 5 June 2019

Fiona McGregor tells us about her new novel. Plus, Katy Smyrk pops past to review two books.

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Backstory – 29 May 2019

An episode of Backstory on 29 May 2019

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Backstory – 22 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.

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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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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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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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Backstory – 24 April 2019

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

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Backstory – 17 April 2019

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

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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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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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Backstory – 27 March 2019

An episode of Backstory on 27 March 2019

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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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Backstory – 13 March 2019

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

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