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The Next Big Thing: Regional Edition


What’s the future of Australian writing from the regions? In this special Outbound edition of the Next Big Thing, you’ll hear some of the best new writing from outside the city and across the country.


Honey Brown

Honey Brown lives in country Victoria, Australia, with her husband and two children. She began writing in 2000 and is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. Her first novel Red Queen was published to critical acclaim in 2009 and won an Aurealis Award, and The Good Daughter&nbs... Read more

Eliza Henry-Jones

Eliza Henry-Jones is the author of In the Quiet and Ache. Her latest novel, P is for Pearl, is her first for young adults. Eliza worked for years with high-risk children and families in the drug and alcohol sector and has qualifications in English, psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. ... Read more

Charles Hall

Charles Hall is the author of the novel Summer’s GoneHe played guitar in a band that had a top-5 hit record in Perth in the late sixties and spent the nineties as guitarist and songwriter for an independent alt-country band in Melbourne.

Georgia Robinson

Georgia Robinson is a first year creative writing student who grew up on the border of country and suburban Victoria and began writing poetry at a young age. She intends to soon begin a novel while completing her degree.


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