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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    The Good Mother author, Sue Miller talks to Cheryl Akle about her life, being a reader, scholar, the point where she realised she was in charge of her inner life, and her latest novel, Monogamy. 
     
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    • 32 min
    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor talks to Cheryl Akle about the unusual route she took to publication. An excellent episode for aspiring authors.
     
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    • 28 min
    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Here she talks to Cheryl about life, gratitude and Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations).
     
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    • 28 min
    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Journalist Christine Jackman talks to Cheryl Akle about the noisy world we live in, and how Turning Down the Noise benefits our brains, our lives and our communities.
     
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    • 33 min
    Trent Dalton: on the private conversations we have with the sky

    Trent Dalton: on the private conversations we have with the sky

    Author Trent Dalton (and yes, that will now be on his email signature) talks to Cheryl Akle about the huge success of Boy Swallows Universe, and how his highly anticipated second novel was inspired by the sky.
     
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    • 36 min
    Kiley Reid: a look back at her podcast with us, recorded before her success with Such A Fun Age

    Kiley Reid: a look back at her podcast with us, recorded before her success with Such A Fun Age

    Kiley Reid's Such A Fun Age didn't make the Booker Prize shortlist, but we're still celebrating her longlist nomination, and all the success this sensational debut has had. Here we revisit the podcast she recorded with Better Reading, before her bestselling book was even published.
     
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