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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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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

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

Rodney Hall and Robert Lukins

3/28/2018
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Rodney Hall explores the self-imposed shackles and constraints of society in 'A Stolen Season'.'The Everlasting Sunday' by Robert Lukins has boys in trouble, learning about surviving, not just against a vindictive winter but for life.

Duration:00:29:56

Katherine Kovacic and Ada Langton

3/21/2018
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Investigate the death of an aspiring writer in Katherine Kovacic's, 'The Portrait of Molly Dean'.The tragedy of war, the power of hope and all sorts of love are at the heart of Ada Langton's novel 'The Art of Preserving Love'.

Duration:00:28:35

Mike McCoy and Gert Loveday

3/14/2018
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'What the Light Reveals' by Mike McCoy delves into identity and allegiances in the Cold War era of Australia's past.Gert Loveday is the author of 'Writing is Easy' and also the humourous invention of Gabrielle Daly and Joan Kerr.

Duration:00:29:13

Debra Oswald and Judy Bierwirth

3/7/2018
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Debra Oswald's 'The Whole Bright Year' is a fiction about growing up. She chats with Judy Bierwirth as they both have writen for stage and screen.

Duration:00:27:45

Craig Sherborne and Sally Hepworth

2/28/2018
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A novel for the modern male, Craig Sherborne's, 'Off the Record', skewers the male ego and current day journalism.How well do you know your neighbours? Sally Hepworth has interesting twists and turns in 'The Family Next Door'.

James Phelan and Shokoofeh Azar

2/21/2018
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Intrigue, espionage and a global threat are at the heart of James Phelan's 'The Agency'.The revolution in Iran is combined with magic realism in 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree' beautifully written by Shokoofeh Azar.

Duration:00:27:54

Lynette Washington

2/14/2018
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There are countless stories to be found behind each door of a single street as Lynette Washington discovers in 'Plane Tree Drive'.

Duration:00:14:41

Richard Holt and Anna Snoekstra

2/7/2018
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Richard Holt's, 'What You Might Find', is an entertaining collection of micro-fiction with a poetic bent.What will an aspiring journalist do get out of her small country town? Anna Snoekstra has many twists and turns in 'Little Secrets'.

Duration:00:27:28

Anne Buist and Penni Russon

1/31/2018
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Who should have custody? Author, Anne Buist, has used her own knowledge as a psychiatrist in the psychological thriller, 'This I Would Kill For'.A family relocating to a haunted house, riviving the spirits from the past and exposing family friction in Penni Russon's, 'The Endsister'.

Duration:00:29:57

Nadia Wright and Kate Murdoch

1/24/2018
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Nadia Wright explores the myth of Raffles and the contribution of William Farquhar in her account, 'William Farquhar and Singapore'.Medieval Italy is the setting for Kate Murdoch's 'Stone Circle' with romance and the craft of geomancy, incantations and shape shifting in the plot.

Duration:00:27:41

James Button

1/17/2018
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Speechless: A Year in My Father's Business is a "masterpiece" memoir written by James Button, first published by Melbourne University Press in 2012, followed by a revised edition in 2013.James Button's 2016 book, published by Melbourne University Press, is Comeback: The Fall and Rise of Geelong.

Duration:00:26:39

Joel Martin and Gordon Thompson

1/10/2018
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Joel Martin is the organiser of the inaugural 'Speculate' festival of speculative fiction, being held on 28 April 2018 at the Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park, Melbourne. For more info, visit: SpecFic.com.auGordon Thompson (and his company Clouds of Magellan Press) is the publisher of the inaugural 'Bent Street' anthology from Australia's LGBTIQA+ community. 'Bent Street' will be launched on Sunday 11 February 2018 at 4 pm in Hares & Hyenas (Bookshop), 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Duration:00:28:08

Glenna Thomson and Sue Williams

1/3/2018
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Glenna Thomson's second novel is 'Stella and Margie' (2018), her first is 'Blueberry' (2017), both are published by Penguin Random House (Bantam imprint). The Melbourne launch of 'Stella and Margie' is on 25 January 2018 at Readings in Hawthorn.The Cass Tuplin series of crime-comedy novels is written by Sue Williams, published by Text Publishing. 'Live and Let Fry' is now on pre-order for release on 1 May 2018. The first two novels in the series are 'Murder with the Lot' and 'Dead Men...

Duration:00:27:03

Patti Miller and Sheridan Jobbins

12/27/2017
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Patti Miller's authoritative book on life writing is 'Writing True Stories: The Complete Guide to Writing Autobiography, Memoir, Personal Essay, Biography, Travel and Creative Nonfiction', published by Allen & Unwin.'Wish You Were Here' is a funny and moving memoir about driving across the USA, written by Sheridan Jobbins, published by Affirm Press.

Duration:00:28:03

Carmel Bird

12/20/2017
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Carmel Bird's latest collection of stories is 'The Dead Aviatrix: Eight Short Stories', published by Spineless Wonders. Available exclusively as an ebook.

Duration:00:26:28

Rachel Matthews and Carole Poustie

12/13/2017
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'Siren' by Rachel Matthews is a compelling account of sexual exploration and the associated misunderstandings, published by Transit Lounge. (Replayed 2017 highlight from August.)'In The Dark' is a charming and humorous novel for younger readers, written by Carole Poustie, published by Celapene Press.

Duration:00:28:00

Tony Wilson and Monica McInerney

12/6/2017
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Tony Wilson talks about 'Sir Bum', his contribution to 'Laugh Your Head Off Again and Again' which delves into the possible improbabilities of the lives of childen.Monica McInerney explores the meaning of home, in this big read about family, love and secrets in 'The Trip of a Lifetime'.

Duration:00:28:58

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