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Backstory – 19 February 2020

Mel talks to author Laura McPhee-Browne. Simon Conlon and students Cleo and Tana also drop by to tell us about 100 Story Building.

Backstory – 12 February 2020

An episode of Backstory on 12 February 2020

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Backstory – 5 February 2020

Fill-in host Fi Wright chats to Louise Park about "7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading" and Freya Howarth on her Overland piece "Retail Therapist".

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Backstory – 29 January 2020

Presented by Fi Wright filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 22 January 2020

Presented by Fi Wright filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 15 January 2020

Presented by Fi Wright filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 8 January 2020

Presented by Fi Wright filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 1 January 2020

Presented by Justin Cantrell-Harvey

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Backstory – 25 December 2019

David Bridie presents his 31st Annual Christmas Show! To continue listening go here

Backstory – 18 December 2019

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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Backstory – 11 December 2019

Presented by Rashelle McHugh filling in for Melissa Cranenburgh

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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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