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The Writer's Mix Tape

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at The Wheeler Centre

Max Barry

What music inspires the much-loved author of Syrup, Jennifer Government and Company? Was Max Barry listening to Kraftwerk or Men at Work when he wrote his cult online novel Machine Man? Our Writer’s Mix Tape doesn’t just get into an author’s mind but into their ears as it explores Max Barry’s soundtrack.

Max Barry will be in conversation with Rob Jan, host of Zero G 3RRR’s science fiction, fantasy and historical radio show.

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Portrait of Max Barry

Max Barry

Max Barry is the author of the novels Syrup (an LA Times Best Book of the Year), Jennifer Government (a New York Times Notable Book), and Company (a New York Times bestseller), and the web serial Machine Man.

Portrait of Rob Jan

Rob Jan

Rob Jan is a Melbourne based writer, artist, propmaker and costumer who, in his secret identity as a radio broadcaster, has been presenting and producing Zero-G: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Historical Radio on 3RRR FM since 1994.

The Writer's Mix Tape

Writers’ influences extend far beyond the things they read. The creative impulse is driven by experience, by people they’ve met, places they’ve been and, in many cases, the music they’ve listened to.

In partnership with Melbourne’s iconic 3RRR, The Writer’s Mix Tape is an exploration of the music that has run through our writers’ lives.

Each month a different 3RRR broadcaster will interview a notable writer about the songs that have most moved and shaped their career. Short snippets from the songs will be interspersed between intimate chat, outlining personal and writerly connections to each piece of music.

Playwrights and poets, novelists and essayists, with some of Melbourne’s finest broadcasters we dig a little deeper to find the soundtrack to their creative and professional lives.


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