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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 talks to Garry Disher about his latest novel Consolation; then Davina Bell discusses her novel The End Of The World is Bigger Than Love.
An episode of Backstory on 20 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.
An episode of Backstory on 6 January 2021
An episode of Backstory on 30 December 2020
Summer host Fi Wright talks to writers Tobias McGorkill and Sam Van Zweden.
Fi Wright talks to novelist Claire Christian. Then, Matilda Dixon-Smith discusses her blog Broken Heart Brigade.
Summer host Fi Wright talks to novelist Amanda Lohrey.
Helen Garner joins Mel for a special live-streamed conversation about Helen's new diary collection.
Ewa Ramsay discusses her novel The Morbids.
Local literary luminary Maria Tumarkin discusses her State Of The (Writing) Nation address.
Ewa Ramsey discusses her debut novel and Rochelle Smith gives us the lowdown on the Word For Word National Non-Fiction Festival.
Novelist Sofie Laguna and performance poet Andi Stewart join the show.
Mel talks to best-selling local author Jane Harper about her new novel The Survivors.
Music fill-in by Meaghan Weiley.
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.
An episode of Backstory on 7 October 2020
An episode of Backstory on 30 September 2020
Author of essay collection The Details, Tegan Bennett Daylight, joins the show.
An episode of Backstory on 16 September 2020
An episode of Backstory on 9 September 2020
An episode of Backstory on 2 September 2020
An episode of Backstory on 26 August 2020
Editor of new essay anthology After Australia Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Voiceworks editor Adalya Nash Hussein join the show.
Victoria Hannan talks about her debut novel Kokomo, and author Jess Hill discusses MWF.
Mia Walsch discusses her memoir Money for Something: Sex Work. Life. Drugs. Need.
An episode of Backstory on 29 July 2020
Writers Robbie Arnott and Elizabeth Flux join the show.
An episode of Backstory on 8 July 2020
Mel catches up with author K.M. Kruimink and Overland co-editor Evelyn Araluen.
Novelist Chris Flynn and essayist Sarah Walker join the show.
An episode of Backstory on 17 June 2020
Fill-in host Rashelle McHugh talks to novelists Kimberley Starr and Fiona Harris.
Novelists Hilde Hinton and Patrick Allington join the show.
James Bradley discusses his novel 'Ghost Species'. We also catch up with librarian and author Sarah Schmidt about Book Valet.
Mel catches up with author Laura Jean McKay and new Overland editors Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk.
An episode of Backstory on 13 May 2020
Hear about self-help memoir 'Bad Yogi' with author Alice Williams and the Yarra Valley Writers Festival with playwright Hannie Rayson.
Siobhan Fitzgerald discusses 'The Good Bits', then Stella Glorie tells us about her 'Thirty Books' YouTube review channel.