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Working with Words: Lia Hills
Lia Hills is a Melbourne-based novelist, poet and translator of the French language. Her ambitious second novel, The Crying Place, raises questions about belonging, grief and mythology. We talked with Lia about wild minds, risk-taking and learning from reviews.
Working with Words: Ali Alizadeh
Ali Alizadeh is a writer and academic based in Melbourne. He writes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and his works have been variously described as ‘haunting and hilarious’, ‘intriguing and infuriating’ and ‘harrowing but brilliant’. Ali shared his thoughts on Nineties zines, writing for money and pimping identities.
Working with Words: Shaun Prescott
Shaun Prescott writes fiction and non-fiction. He's the former editor of Crawlspace and his writing on games, music and culture has appeared in the Guardian, Meanjin, PC Gamer, the Lifted Brow and more. Shaun spoke with us about day jobs, Kafka and the thrilling release of his new…
Working with Words: Neha Kale
Neha Kale is the editor of art and culture magazine VAULT. She's also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, i-D, SBS Life and more. We spoke with Neha about collaboration, commitment and her conflicting thoughts on the 'write what you know' mantra.
Working with Words: Angela Betzien
Angela Betzien is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays, including Hoods, Helicopter and Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? have toured nationally and internationally. We caught up with Angela to talk genre, fairy tales and chewing raw carrots with Sunny Baudelaire.
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