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Jan Goldsmith has spoken with authors for many years now on Published or Not. International writers, local writers and those in the writing business have all made there way into 3CR at 11.30am on a Thursday. Conversations may include characters, plot lines, topics introduced through the narrative and settings. Authors are often asked to read a little from their book and tell about their publishing story.

Jan Goldsmith has spoken with authors for many years now on Published or Not. International writers, local writers and those in the writing business have all made there way into 3CR at 11.30am on a Thursday. Conversations may include characters, plot lines, topics introduced through the narrative and settings. Authors are often asked to read a little from their book and tell about their publishing story.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Jan Goldsmith has spoken with authors for many years now on Published or Not. International writers, local writers and those in the writing business have all made there way into 3CR at 11.30am on a Thursday. Conversations may include characters, plot lines, topics introduced through the narrative and settings. Authors are often asked to read a little from their book and tell about their publishing story.

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+ 61 3 9419 8377


Episodes

Marieke Hardy and Cher Chidzey

8/15/2018
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Debut director, Marieke Hardy, talks about this year's Melbourne Writers Festival, themed - a matter of life and death.Cher Chidzey's book 'Ken's Quest' has opinionated Ken wanting to live and work in Australia but will Australia, and especially Julia, change his attitudes?

Duration:00:29:19

Laura Elizabeth Woollett and Rebecca Lim

8/8/2018
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'Beautiful Revolutionary' is an engrossing historical fiction by Laura Elizabeth Woollett, explaining the charismatic Jim Jones and why so many followed him to their death. We are taken on a mythical ride in Rebecca Lim's 'The Relic of the Blue Dragon' when an ancient Chinese vase is broken releasing a girl who has been trapped for two thousand years.

Duration:00:29:20

David Metzenthen and Kirsty Manning

8/1/2018
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'George Parker Goes Global' is a delightfully ridiculous adventure for the teenage reader by David Metzenthen.Kirsty Manning's 'The Jade Lily' is an intriguing tale of how three generations are shaped through the circumstance of war with Shanghai, as the backdrop.

James Cristina and Jill Geise

7/25/2018
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The nature of narrative is exposed in 'Antidote to a Curse', an intriguing novel by James Cristina whose protagonist waits upon a HIV diagnosis.True characters give us an insight into the Victorian asylum histoy in Jill Geise's book, 'The Maddest Place on Earth'.

Duration:00:28:00

Alison Booth and Peter Cotton

7/18/2018
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Alison Booth's, 'A Perfect Marriage', has domestic violence at the centre but love, loss, friendship and honesty help to heal the hurt.Peter Cotton's, 'Dead Heat' begins with a domestic murder but soon escalates to a regional, nuclear crisis.

Duration:00:30:35

Gwenda Beed Davey and Jacqui Horwood

7/11/2018
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Ten Women tell their stories in Gwenda Beed Davey's 'Girl Talk: One Hundred Years of Australian Childhood'.Jacqui Horwood from Sisters-in-Crime talks about the upcoming Davitt Awards.

Duration:00:28:08

Alli Sinclair and Moreno Giovannoni

7/4/2018
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Alli Sinclair has set 'Burning Fields' in the sugar cane area of northern Queensland in 1945 with a character, Rosie, who wants to rebuild her family without losing the man she loves. Moreno Giovannoni takes us into the unique atmosphere of rural Tuscany in his collection of tales 'The Fireflies of Autumn'.

Duration:00:30:07

Lisa Ireland and Kate van Hooft

6/27/2018
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Who is your best friend and why? In 'The Art of Friendship' Lisa Ireland writes about two women who share a histroy but question whether they should continue with their friendship. Trauma is seen through the eyes of a child in Kate van Hooft's 'WE See the Stars'.

Duration:00:27:28

Sarah Bailey and Clare Strahan

6/20/2018
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A brazen murder with hundreds of witnesses takes place on the streets of Melbourne, in Sarah Bailey's crime novel 'Into the Night'.Clare Strahan tackles the challenging topic of adolescent sexuality in her novel, 'The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge'.

Duration:00:28:48

Radiothon with Izzy Roberts-Orr

6/13/2018
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The Emerging Writers Festival Artistic Director, Izzy Roberts-Orr, highlighted the interests and challenges of running this festival for the new creative voices in the community during our Radiothon programme.

Duration:00:29:02

Phil Copsey and George Ivanoff

6/6/2018
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Blue Justice is a gritty Melbourne crime novel that draws on Phil Copsey's four decades in the police force.Other Worlds is an intriguing series by Melbourne author, George Ivanoff, that invites the younger reader to let their imaginations run wild and visit impossible but plausible worlds.

Duration:00:27:52

Megan Goldin and Enza Gandolfo

5/30/2018
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Megan Goldin’s novel, The Escape Room, delves into the murky world of finance where people are literally prepared to murder to make money. But what happens when some of those corrupt executives become caught in an elevator? A Penguin publication.The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo is a moving and poignant novel that revolves around Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge. Two tragic accidents four decades apart deeply affect the lives of families in and around Yarraville. A Scribe Publication.

Duration:00:28:53

Sue Williams and Glenda Guest

5/23/2018
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Just how does a woman operating a fish and chip shop in rural Australia become a private detective influencing commercial development in Australia? Sue Williams shows us how in the amusing 'Live and Let Fry'.Glenda Guest takes us on a trans-Australian journey of both distance and memory in her novel, 'A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline'.

Duration:00:28:42

Jay Kristoff and Yvonne Fein

5/16/2018
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Award-winning and NY Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff's latest riveting young adult sci-fi novel is LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike), published by Allen & Unwin.Yvonne Fein takes us into the layered intensity of Jewish culture in her absorbing collection of short stories, Choose Somebody Else, published by Wild Dingo Press.

Duration:00:28:22

Peter FitzSimons and Vikki Petraitis

5/9/2018
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The orchestration of Monash's battle at Le Hamel in France is compellingly detailed in Monash's Masterpiece by Peter FitzSimons, published by Hachette Australia.Once A Copper: The Life and Times of Brian 'The Skull' Murphy is the latest gripping true-crime book written by award-winning author Vikki Petraitis, published by Wild Dingo Press.

Duration:00:28:16

Jenny Ackland and Julie Prendergast

5/2/2018
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'Little Gods' by Jenny Ackland has a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who wants to find answers to a family secret but also learns that the truth doesn't always set you free.Family and social dysfunction feature heavily in Julie Prendergast's 'The Earth Does Not Get Fat'.

Duration:00:29:55

Brendan Lawley and Fiona Lowe

4/25/2018
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'Bonesland' by Brendan Lawley, takes us on an adolescent journey full of testosterone trauma.An extended family is tangled together by a wealthy inheritance, secrets, simmering childhood rivalry and betrayal in Fiona Lowe's 'Birthright'.

Duration:00:28:33

Michelle Scott Tucker and Robert Hillman

4/18/2018
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Michelle Scott Tucker has written the biography of an ordinagry English country woman who fell in love with a difficult man and came with him to New South Wales in 1790 in 'Elizabeth Macarthur; A life at the edge of the world'.Never say never is the maxim of Robert Hillman's latest work, 'The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted'.

Duration:00:29:44

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

4/11/2018
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An extended interview with Michael Mohammed Ahmad about his novel, The Lebs, which illustrates the struggles of Bani Adam who is coming to terms with his sexual and cultural identity in the Australian Muslim community of Sydney's Punchbowl.

Duration:00:27:56

S. A. Jones and Mira Robertson

4/4/2018
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S. A. Jones has cleverly written about the many and varied sexual encounters in 'The Fortress' where men have to be subservient to women.Emily's horizons are broadened after she is dispatched to the family property in Mira Robertson's, 'The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean'.

Duration:00:31:00