Australian and international authors talk about their books and how they got published or how they self-published. Listeners, writers and readers will also hear about what's going on in our local writing community.
Jane Harper and Sam Coley
No one had come through the storm unscathed. Twelve years later, and with another death, blame and guilt rise to the surface again in 'The Survivor' by Jane Harper.‘State Highway One’ is Sam Coley’s road trip narrative of a protagonist taking on the physical, emotional and psychological challenges associated with the loss of his parents, his sexuality and his twin sister’s betrayal.
Deborah Challinor and Lili Wilkinson
Kings Cross in the 60's is a place to swing, or a place to hide. There is a collection of friends who are trying to find their own identities while helping each other, in Deborah Challinor's 'The Jacaranda House'.Memory and identity collide in Lili Wilkinson’s adolescent psychological thriller, The Erasure Initiative.
Meg Keneally and Paul Dalgarno
Rebellion and dissent were bubbling just below the surface in the early Australian colony which Meg Keneally explores in her latest historical fiction, 'The Wreck'. 'Poly', by Paul Dalgarno, is a funny and moving story of a man who wants it all in the normality of a not-so-normal modern family.
Kathleen Jennings and Ewa Ramsey
Kathleen Jennings takes us behind the fairytale face of a country town to something a little more darkly mythic as her central character searches for her lost father and brothers in ‘Flyaway’.'The Morbids' by Ewa Ramsey is an uplifting book about anxiety, the depth of friendship and how different people and a variety of strategies can help in hurtful siturations.
Christie Nieman and Melissa Davey
A mother is too full of shame and a daughter is too full of anger. When the past secrets meet the secrets of the present, will there be any forgiveness in 'Where We Begin' by Christie Nieman.Melissa Davey undertakes a forensic examination of all the court proceedings in ‘The Case of George Pell’.
Peter O'Brien and Fin J Ross
Peter O’Brien takes us back in time in ‘Bush School’ highlighting the primitive living and learning conditions of a single-teacher classroom in rural New South Wales in 1960.Using big words may show scholarship but for a young girl in Early Melbourne they lead her into a propinquity in 'Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie' by Fin J. Ross