Always privately wanted to be at the end of the table when the banquet rolls out in The Leopard? Secretly supping on Cadbury’s while you thumb through your copy of Chocolat? Join Ramona Koval as she takes a tour of some of the literary feasts of the world with Shane Maloney and Carmel Bird. Which writers get the gastronomic details right on the page, and who puts you off your food?
Carmel Bird is an Australian fiction writer who has written ten novels and six collections of short fiction. Her most recent novel is Child of the Twilight. She has also edited many collections of essays and short stories, and has written three highly popular books on how to write, the latest being ... Read more
Born in Hamilton in western Victoria in 1953, Shane Maloney is one of Australia’s most popular novelists. His award-winning and much-loved Murray Whelan series – Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In – has been published around the world. In 1996, The B... Read more
Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more
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