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Breakfasters: Christian White on His New Book ‘The Wife and the Widow’

In case you missed it last week: Christian White joins the Breakfasters to discuss his new book The Wife and the Widow.

With his first novel, The Nowhere Child, breaking records as the fastest-selling Australian novel ever and a feature film and Netflix show on the horizon, Christian tells us he’s ‘still waiting for the penny to drop’. Christian spent his 20s working odd jobs – including working as an adult film editor and on a Coca-Cola helpline. But it wasn’t until he stopped pressuring himself to get something published and ‘started writing for the love of writing and not to be a writer’ that he really found his groove. Now he has ‘half a dozen projects sizzling.’ His new seaside novel, The Wife and the Widow, follows two parallel stories: the wife of a man who’s been murdered and the wife of a man who’s been accused of murder. At the crux of the novel is the question: How well can we ever really know the people we love?’

Christian also discusses his writing process, living on the Bellarine Peninsula, and his greyhound Izzy.

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Listen to Breakfasters: Christian White on His New Book ‘The Wife and the Widow’11:442 October 2019