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From the Lighthouse is a literary podcast published out of the Department of English at Macquarie University. Your hosts Dr Stephanie Russo and Dr Michelle Hamadache love to talk about anything to do with books, from the latest bestsellers and prize-winners, film and television adaptations of books to bookish news. Join us twice a month as we chat all things literary.

From the Lighthouse MQ English

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

From the Lighthouse is a literary podcast published out of the Department of English at Macquarie University. Your hosts Dr Stephanie Russo and Dr Michelle Hamadache love to talk about anything to do with books, from the latest bestsellers and prize-winners, film and television adaptations of books to bookish news. Join us twice a month as we chat all things literary.

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Queer YA Fiction (Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Perfect On Paper)

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Queer YA Fiction (Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Perfect On Paper)

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Teyah Miller, Courtney Boulais and Courtney Howell discuss Rhiannon Wilde's Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Sophie Gonzales' Perfect On Paper as examples of contemporary Queer YA Fiction. 

    • 34 min
    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Stuart Everly-Wilson on Low Expectations

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Stuart Everly-Wilson on Low Expectations

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Kobra Sayyadi and Matilda Harrisson interview Stuart Everly-Wilson on his first novel, Low Expectations.

    • 30 min
    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Alice Pung on One Hundred Days

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Alice Pung on One Hundred Days

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Kobra Sayyadi and Matilda Harrisson interview Alice Pung on her new novel, One Hundred Days.

    • 25 min
    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The Dystopian Bush (When We Are Invisible and Tomorrow When the War Began)

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The Dystopian Bush (When We Are Invisible and Tomorrow When the War Began)

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Jason Chen and Jessica Jarrett discuss Claire Zorn's When We Are Invisible and John Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began as examples of the Dystopian Bush genre. 

    • 23 min
    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The #MeToo Movement in Fiction (The Nowhere Girls and Queenie)

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The #MeToo Movement in Fiction (The Nowhere Girls and Queenie)

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Lili Watkins-Murphy and Ahrya Reddy discuss Amy Reed's The Nowhere Girls and Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie as examples of the impact of the #MeToo movement in fiction. 

    • 30 min
    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Indigenous Futurism (Terra Nullius and The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf)

    MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Indigenous Futurism (Terra Nullius and The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf)

    As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Jasmine Van Vliet talks to Jimmy about the genre of Indigenous Futurism as seen in Claire G. Coleman's Terra Nullius and Ambelin Kwaymullina's The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Lgc27 ,

Smart discussions

Really smart, amusing and enthusiastic discussions about all sorts of literature and literary topics.

BohdiByles ,

Insightful and Thought-Provoking

Having had the privilege of being a student of Stephanie, Michelle, and multiple guests on the podcast, I thoroughly enjoy listening to them every week. It gives me an insight into their thoughts and create discussions I wish I could have experienced in the classroom. What I appreciate is that Stephanie and Michelle have such a vast amount of knowledge and so I know that I can trust what they’re saying and talking about.

Jazzm483 ,

Love from QLD

Just plain exciting for any lover of literature to have such a fascinating new literary podcast! I'm especially excited that it's also Australian! I often have a hard time dealing with our sport-centric culture but it's not true, there are great readers! Any literary student would relish in the literary insights from this podcast but you don't have to be an academic yourself to enjoy this podcast from two wonderful Macquarie Uni staff members. It's a podcast for all readers and they cover many types of books. Its so wonderful; they are so informed and informative! Yet they are also just readers which makes this especially compelling! Enjoy.

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