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Anonymous Was A Woman with Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards is a conversation on books by, and about, women.

Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod, and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter).

This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Hachette Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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Anonymous Was A Woman with Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards is a conversation on books by, and about, women.

Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod, and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter).

This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Hachette Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    Mark Brandi

    Mark Brandi

    Mark Brnadi is an award-winning writer of literary crime. His stories tend to focus on the darkness in the world as experienced from young or disadvantaged protagonists. 'The Others' is his third - and perhaps most haunting - novel.

    Mark's bestselling novel, 'Wimmera', won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. His second novel, 'The Rip', was also published to critical acclaim.

    Mark graduated with a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system, before changing direction and deciding to write. Originally from Italy, he grew up in rural Victoria. His shorter work has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, the Big Issue, and in journals both here and overseas. His writing is also sometimes heard on ABC Radio National.

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    • 22 min
    On darkness

    On darkness

    Jamila Rizvi is back! We have missed her, and from this week Jamila is back leading our discussion of all things books.

    Chapter 1: As they so often do, Jamila and Astrid consider the harder things in life. This week, the theme is darkness, and they reflect on what they like to read and when.

    Chapter 2: Jamila introduces Jaivet Ealom's 2021 memoir, 'Escape from Manus'. Jaivet is the only person known to have escaped from Manus Island, and his life experience is truly extraordinary. Despite the darkness, this is a hopeful story. Jaivet now resides in Canada, where he is a spokesperson for the Rohingya community.

    Chapter 3: Astrid turns to crime fiction and considers 'I Shot the Devil' by Ruth McIver. Whilst this is very much crime fiction, it is also so much more - it is a nuanced exploration of female trauma, grief and survival.

    Recommendations: Astrid recommends Rachel Cusk's 'Second Place', which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021. Jamila returns to Amani Haydar's one-of-a-kind memoir, 'The Mother Wound'.

    Join us on Thursday for an interview with literary crime writer Mark Brandi.

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    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 27 min
    Claire Thomas and Sophie Gonzales - Melbourne Writers Festival

    Claire Thomas and Sophie Gonzales - Melbourne Writers Festival

    The Melbourne Writers Festival was curtailed in September 2021 because of the pandemic, so Jamila Rizvi and Astrid spoke to two of the authors who would have appeared live on stage.

    Claire Thomas discusses her novel 'The Performance' - an extraordinary exploration of women's inner lives that is both enthralling and profound.

    Sophie Gonzales reflects on her YA novel 'Only Mostly Devastated', which was recently shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and is a book you want to give the teenagers in your life.

    Stay tuned for Monday's episode, when Jamila rejoins Astrid to discuss all the latest in what they are reading.

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    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 21 min
    On questioning

    On questioning

    Helen McCabe once again joins Astrid Edwards on Anonymous Was A Woman. Tis week they agree and love two wonderful debut works of fiction (unlike last week!).

    Chapter 1: This week our loose theme is questioning. Astrid asks Helen what she thinks will happen in 2022, and Helen has a great answer.

    Chapter 2: Helen recommends 'Small Joys of Real Life' by Allee Richards.

    Chapter 3: Astrid discusses 'Other People's Clothes' by Calla Henkel. 

    Join us on Thursday to hear Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards talk to two writers who were to appear at Melbourne Writers Festival.

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    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 24 min
    Grace Jennings-Edquist on learning to say no

    Grace Jennings-Edquist on learning to say no

    Grace Jennings-Edquist is a journalist at the ABC, where she writes articles on issues including gender equality and wellbeing. 'The Yes Woman: How to reclaim your power by finally saying no' is her first book.

    As a former senior editor at Mamamia Women’s Network, Grace has written extensively about women’s mental health for an audience of millennial Australian women. Grace’s writing has appeared widely online, including in The Guardian, Crikey, The Australian, news.com.au, New Statesman and Ms. Magazine. She has appeared on radio and television, and is the recipient of a 2018 Michael Gordon Fellowship from the Melbourne Press Club.

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    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 28 min
    On equity

    On equity

    Helen McCabe once again joins Astrid Edwards on Anonymous Was A Woman to discuss equality and equity, and of course, the latest in fiction and non-fiction.

    Chapter 1: Astrid and Helen consider equity (and yes, both are still in lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney).

    Chapter 2: Helen shares her vehement thoughts on 'The View Was Exhausting', the debut novel from couple Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta.

    Chapter 3: Astrid recommends Lucia Osborne-Crowley's memoir 'I Choose Elena' and follow up research 'My Body Keeps Your Secrets'.

    And don't forget, join us on Thursday to hear Jamila Rizvi in conversation with Grace-Jennins-Edquist.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 22 min

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