Books, reading & writing
Maaza Mengiste: The Shadow King
In partnership with Perth Festival, join us for a special online event with Ethiopian-American writer Maaza Mengiste, author of the 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted The Shadow King. Set in Ethiopia during the 1935 invasion by Mussolini, The Shadow King catalogues the efforts of a brave battalion of women who took up arms to defend their country.
Mengiste will appear…
Working with Words: Hannah Jenkins
We spoke with poet and editor Hannah Jenkins about working in communications, gaining inspiration from technological skills and the cruel comedy of The Sims.
Working with Words: Michael Sun
We spoke with writer and designer Michael Sun about tutoring, writing inspiration and how Twitter ruins viral essays.
Working with Words: Cher Tan
We spoke with essayist, editor and critic Cher Tan about taste, online writing communities and the chaos magick of knowledge.
The Leap Year
24 Clem Baade on the road less travelled
Clem Baade is a public servant and performer. He has worked for the Department of Human Services for thirty years, and this year, like many others, he moved his work and his art online. For the very last episode of The Leap Year, Clem talks to Sally about working with the DHHS and Rawcus Theatre, and how poetry has helped him through the pandemic.
With narration from Scott Limbrick and Robert Frost.
The Leap Year
23 Ed Caesar on adventure
Ed Caesar is a contributing writer to The New Yorker whose work has taken him on a number of adventures, while covering stories about the mysterious owners of London’s largest private residence, Russian money-laundering scams, and Mount Everest in his latest book, The Moth and Mountain. Speaking to Sally from lockdown in his home in Manchester, the UK, Ed talks about craving fun, feelings of restlessness and his approach to research.
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