Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work.
The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth but humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature.
Dani Vee your host is a Head Teacher English, podcaster, reader, writer and book enthusiast.
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228. Steve Matthews: Bite Size Epsiode
228. Craig Sisterson: Southern Cross Crime
Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing - collectively referred to as Southern Cross Crime - is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists, such as Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning The Luminaries and Jane Harper's big commercial hit, The Dry, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award.
Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the far edge of the former Empire - neighbours that are siblings in spirit, vastly different in landscape - Australian and New Zealand crime writers offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of place, outlook, and humour, and roots that trace to the earliest days of our genre.
Southern Cross Crime is the first comprehensive guide to modern crime writing from "Down Under". From coastal cities to the outback, leading critic Craig Sisterson showcases key titles from over 250 storytellers, plus screen dramas ranging from Mystery Road to Top of the Lake. Fascinating insights are added through in-depth interviews with some of the prime suspects who paved the way or instigated the global boom, including Michael Robotham, Paul Cleave, Emma Viskic, Paul Thomas, Candice Fox, and Garry Disher.
227. Jack Heath: Hideout
Author Jack Heath chats to Dani about the third instalment of the Timothy Blake series, Hideout following on from the huge success of Hangman and Hunter.
226. NaNoWriMo - 30 November Update
The NaNoWriMo Team of 2020 Adrian Beck, Tristan Bancks, Julianne Negri and Dani Vee, together with guests Fleur Ferris, Holden Sheppard and Sarah Bailey bring you the chaos that is NaNoWriMo from high expectations to self doubt, panic attacks, late night writing and outliers. be inspired, write along with us and join the conversation.
225. Stephen Kinnane: Shadow Lines
Stephen Kinnane chats about Shadow Lines.
224. Charles Firth - The Chaser/ The Shovel
Charles Firth from the The Chaser chats about The Chaser/ The Shovel Annual, the importance of satire and surviving 2020.
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Dani is a great interviewer. Insightful and relaxed conversations like you're right there in the room with her and the interviewee. Dani knows the book back to front and knows the right questions to put to the author. She has a great showcase of interviews with some great authors.