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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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English

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+ 61 3 9419 8377


Episodes

Markus Zusak

11/14/2018
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"The mystery of how boys and brothers love" is at the very core and a quote from Markus Zusak's 'Bridge of Clay'.

Duration:00:25:48

About Clive James

11/7/2018
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The latest two poetry collections by Clive James - Injury Time and The River in the Sky - seemingly defy his terminal cancer diagnosis. He continues to write and the compulsion has led to evocative recollections of his life that are touching, insightful and memorable. His inevitable demise seems to have opened up new horizons for examination and discussion.

Duration:00:27:02

Jock Serong and Katherine Collette

10/31/2018
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Jock Serong delves into an often overlooked chapter of early Australian history in his novel, 'Preservation' which addresses the puzzling riddle of The Sydney Cove wreck in 1797 and its cargo of rum.Would life be simpler if relationships were mathematical instead of emotional, perhaps so, but not near as much fun as Katherine Collette has written about in 'The Helpline'.

Duration:00:28:24

Alec Patric and Ilka Tampke

10/24/2018
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Alec Patric delves into the impulses and desires driving individuals in his short story collection, 'The Butcherbird Stories'.A woman, learned in spirtual ways, helps to lead the tribes fighting against the Romans during the iron age in Ilka Tampke's 'Songwoman'.

Duration:00:27:53

Claire Varley and Bridie Jabour

10/17/2018
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Claire Varley has interconnected five characters in 'The Book of Ordinary People' who by telling their own stories, or by hearing other's stories, learn more about themselves.It is always a perfect storm of comedy, tension and second thoughts when families gather for a wedding. Bridie Jabour fathoms these dedpths in her novel 'The Way Things Should Be'.

Duration:00:28:30

Maryrose Cuskelly

10/10/2018
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Maryrose Cuskelly explores the events, personalities and psychological impact of the murders that took place in the small rural Victorian town of Wedderburn in 2014. The book is entitled, Wedderburn - a true tale of blood and dust.

Duration:00:28:23

Sarah Myles and Katya de Becerra

10/3/2018
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Sarah Myles has written a gripping moral thriller about an abduction of a young Australian aid worker. 'The Wolf Hour' is set in Africa .Myth and reality collide in Katya de Becerra's, 'What the Woods Kept'.

Duration:00:28:46

Les Zig and Mary Ryllis Clark

9/26/2018
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'August Falling' by Les Zig delves into the fraught nature of relationships and the challenges they represent.Nina Stanton chose 100 beautiful objects that related to her life and Mary Ryllis Clark wrote her biography with mini histories of the objects in 'A Tear in the Glass'.

Duration:00:28:42

Stuart Kells and Martine Murray

9/19/2018
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Stuart Kells investigates the controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare's works in 'Shakespeare's Library'.It is the entire family that undergoes change in 'The Last Summer of Ada Bloom' by Martine Murray.

Duration:00:29:34

Adam Wakeling and Sally Piper

9/12/2018
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There can never be justice after a war as Adam Wakeling's account of the Pacific War Crimes Trials in his work, 'Stern Justice' so aptly illustrates.Three women redo a 5 day trek that they did 20 years ago, will it reignite more blame and shame or restore a broken friendship in Sally Piper's 'The Georgraphy of Friendship'.

Duration:00:30:05

Meaghan Wilson Anastasios and Louisa Deasey

9/5/2018
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'The Honourable Thief' has archaeology, Artemis, sex and black market antiquity sales in this action packed adventure by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios.Louisa Deasey rediscovers family, her father, his love of literature and the artist's life in her memoir, 'A Letter from Paris'.

Duration:00:28:50

Ted Todd and Fiona Patten

8/29/2018
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Ted Todd has written short stories about dating from a male perspective in 'Fifty Something Male' and 'A Doubtful Inheritance' is his autobiofiction as Tibor Weisz. The title says it all - 'Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Role'. Fiona Patten reveals the current malaise within our political system.

Duration:00:29:29

Sandi Wallace and Lili Wilkinson

8/22/2018
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'Into the Fog' by Sandi Wallace is a new rural crime thriller with a wild storm, a long way from home and three missing children.What lengths will you go to if your survival is at stake? Lili Wilkinson explores this conundrum in 'After the Lights Go Out', where doomsday preppers and their isolationism is challenged.

Duration:00:28:22

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 Giese

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 Giese'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