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: 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.
There is only one living writer whose work has traversed the subjects of slavery, poker, commercial nomenclature and zombies. Colson Whitehead is audacious, inventive and utterly unpredictable. This singular voice in American literature joins host Michael Williams for a conversation about race and resistance in fiction.
No matter the subject, the acclaimed New York-based novelist always delivers strange and striking slants…
Working with Words: Ricky French
Ricky French is a Melbourne-based journalist who specialises in longform and creative non-fiction. He writes regularly for the Weekend Australian magazine, the Saturday Paper and North&South, and is a columnist for the Big Issue. We caught up with Ricky to talk cricket analogies and contradictory feedback.
Working with Words: Mark Brandi
Writer Mark Brandi was last year's winner of the British Crime Writers Association's coveted Debut Dagger; the resulting debut novel, Wimmera, will be published in July. We spoke with Mark about self-doubt, creativity and a hypothetical dinner party filled with dangerous, unbearable characters.
Strange Here: George Saunders
'If we were going to try to write a novel about right now, what’s the equivalent of a god’s-eye-view of right now? I think it’s … every thought going on right now, presented simultaneously.'
American writer George Saunders is one of the world’s most surreal – and most empathic – eyewitnesses to modern life. But quixotic? Not so much. In his writing…
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