John Birmingham discusses his latest book After America, the empowerment of women as action heroines and how he came to be writing thrillers. He also touches topics as broad as the reaction to his writing in the US, music’s influence on his writing and the battle between reading and Nintendo DS.
John Birmingham is the author of the cult classic He Died With a Felafel in His Hand and most recently the thriller, Without Warning.
David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.