Episodes
Some of the biggest names from the writing world share their top writing tips.
Published 07/06/20
Richard Ford's love of the Irish, Wai Chim and Melanie Cheng have a writers' hotline session and Jacqueline Woodson's growing list of awards.
Published 06/29/20
Three books that explore the world through the eyes of minorities and outsiders: Angie Cruz on Dominicana, After Australia anthology and C Pam Zhang's alternative version of the American West.
Published 06/22/20
Meet Celeste Ng author of Little Fires Everywhere and Mammut, the talking fossil, and hear from prominent Australian authors on the future after Corona virus.
Published 06/15/20
Bernardine Evaristo on her Booker winning novel, John Burnside shares the power of poetry and Lauren Chater's Gulliver's Wife.
Published 06/08/20
Mitch Albom on writing a serialised novel, Munanjali author Ellen van Neerven has a hotline with Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann and Canadian author Zalika Reid-Benta's debut novel.
Published 06/01/20
Curtis Sittenfeld on Hillary Clinton in Rodham, father and daughter writers Peter and Anna Goldsworthy, Mirandi Riwoe's novel set on the Queensland goldfields.
Published 05/25/20
Max Barry's latest novel, a science fiction thriller called Providence, Covid 19 impacts on the book industry and Booker International shortlisted Australian author Shokoofeh Azar.
Published 05/18/20
Candace Bushnell's Rules for Being a Girl, Carmen Maria Machado's inventive memoir, Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer winning novel and Danielle Binks asks for writing advice from Sally Rippin.
Published 05/11/20
James Bradley and Donna Mazza on resurrecting Neanderthals in fiction, prolific American crime writer David Baldacci, and Vivian Pham's debut at 19.
Published 05/04/20
Hugo Award winning novelist NK Jemisin on her prescient novel The City We Became, Angela Savage on being an ethical writer, and thoughts on the distracted reader.
Published 04/27/20
Published 04/27/20
Omani writer, Jokha Alharthi's record breaking career, fantasy author Lian Hearn's retirement and the longest running book club in Australia.
Published 04/20/20
Booker winner Howard Jacobson's latest, Pulitzer finalist Rebecca Makkai's The Great Believers and Tony Birch's The White Girl.
Published 04/13/20
Booker winner Howard Jacobson's latest, Pulitzer finalist Rebecca Makkai's The Great Believers and Tony Birch's The White Girl.
Published 04/13/20
A look a the Stella prize shortlist, Sebastian Barry's follow up to Days Without End and The Dictionary of Lost Words, a moving debut.
Published 04/06/20
Award winning American author Ann Patchett on wicked stepmothers, Intan Paramaditha's choose your own adventure, and can machines read?
Published 03/29/20
Feel like you've just stepped out of a dystopian novel? We ask writers around the world how they're faring and can reading contagion lit help in times like these?
Published 03/22/20
Award winning memoirist and pianist Anna Goldworthy's foray into fiction, twice Booker shortlisted novelist Chigozie Obioma, and Charlotte Wood gives writing advice.
Published 03/15/20
The 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo belongs to the Muscogee Creek Nation and is also a musician and playwright.
Published 03/08/20
Hilary Mantel's very long and lauded trilogy of Thomas Cromwell, next to the very slender Eimear McBride novel which pushes the boundaries of form and style.
Published 03/01/20
Authors Julia Phillips, H.M. Naqvi and Pitchaya Sudbanthad take us to Bangkok, Karachi and the Russian Far East.
Published 02/23/20
Three generations of women face the threat of violent and predatory men in Miles Franklin winner Evie Wyld’s new novel, The Bass Rock.
Published 02/16/20
Why is founding father of cyberpunk, William Gibson, worried about the future?
Published 02/09/20
Greenwood is a sprawling epic about trees, families and climate change.
Published 02/02/20