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Australia

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Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.

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English


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Petina Gappah at Sydney Writers' Festival

1/21/2017
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Zimbabwean novelist Petina Gappah joins Kate Evans to talk about her novel The Book of Memory, a story that traverses a Zimbabwean prison, dirt-poor townships and well-heeled suburbs in a gripping tale of love, obsession and the treachery of recollection.

Duration: 00:53:52


25 Years on The Road with The Music Show

1/19/2017
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In the final instalment of The Music Show: 25 years 'on the road', we take a tour of the Grainger Museum, which Percy called his hoard house; visit a post minimalist festival in Brisbane and log on to the Pitchweb; and sit on Stage 7 at Womadelaide 2013 with Jordi Savall.

Duration: 00:53:52


Creative Conversations - Making Waves: Writing that Challenges the Establishment

1/18/2017
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What happens when writers come up against the law, the government, accepted versions of history or politics, or other powerful vested interests?

Duration: 00:53:51


On the Road - Sydney Writers' Festival

1/17/2017
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A well-travelled trio talk about their love of the road, the experiences they've encountered and the people they've met along the way.

Duration: 00:53:52


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at Sydney Film Festival

1/16/2017
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Academy Award-winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares her experiences as a woman making films in Pakistan.

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Petina Gappah at Sydney Writers' Festival

1/15/2017
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Zimbabwean novelist Petina Gappah joins Kate Evans to talk about her novel The Book of Memory, a story that traverses a Zimbabwean prison, dirt-poor townships and well-heeled suburbs in a gripping tale of love, obsession and the treachery of recollection.

Duration: 00:53:52


Paul Kelly at Byron Writers' Festival

1/14/2017
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Guitar in hand, Paul Kelly opens up about his love of Shakespeare.

Duration: 00:53:51


25 Years On the Road with The Music Show

1/12/2017
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From 25 Years On the Road: The Music Show archive presents a yodelling choir and a singing audience from the 2004 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts; and Paul Capsis, Andrew Lippa and Jane Siberry from the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Duration: 00:53:52


Creative Conversations - What is it about Crime?

1/11/2017
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In print and e-books, the movies and in our new 21st century obsession with streaming television series', crime fiction and true crime stories top the popularity polls.

Duration: 00:53:52


Ghostwriting: The Untold Story at Sydney Writers' Festival

1/10/2017
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How hard is it to write someone else's story in their name? How do you get your subject to open up and reveal their true selves, plus, what's the best way to deal with sensitivities, egos and murky memories?

Duration: 00:53:51


Paula Hawkins in conversation at Sydney Writers' Festival

1/9/2017
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Paula Hawkins joins Kate Evans to talk about her bestselling thriller, The Girl on the Train.

Duration: 00:53:51


Paul Kelly at Byron Writers' Festival

1/8/2017
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Guitar in hand, Paul Kelly opens up about his love of Shakespeare.

Duration: 00:53:52


Gloria Steinem at the Brisbane Powerhouse

1/7/2017
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Returning to Australia for the first time since the eighties, Gloria Steinem joins Anna Bligh on stage, to talk about her autobiography, My Life on the Road. It's a candid account of her life as a traveller, a listener, and a catalyst for change.

Duration: 00:53:51


Have We Reached Peak Internet?

1/7/2017
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A futurist, a creative director from Google, and a podcast host walk into a room . . . to discuss the infinite possibilities of technology into the future.

Duration: 00:53:51


25 Years on the road with The Music Show

1/5/2017
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From grand caves, hot and steamy festival huts and old world mirror tents to the streets of New Orleans, The Music Show has gone to extreme lengths to cover music festivals in Australia and beyond.

Duration: 00:53:52


Creative Conversations - The Power and the Passion: Writing from the Heart

1/4/2017
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What is at work when we read something that brings us to tears of joy or sadness, touches our deepest emotions, and speaks to us at an intimate level? How do writers reach readers in this most profound of ways, and what is the impact of heartfelt writing on the writers themselves?

Duration: 00:53:51


Jennifer Clement at Adelaide Writers' Week

1/3/2017
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From Adelaide Writers' Week, a conversation with Mexican American author Jennifer Clement, about her novel Prayers for the Stolen.

Duration: 00:53:51


Inside the New Yorker at the Sydney Writers Festival

1/2/2017
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Take a peek behind the scenes of one of the world's most influential publications!

Duration: 00:53:52


Andrew O'Hagan in conversation for Sydney Writers' Festival

12/31/2016
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Essayist, novelist and critic Andrew O’Hagan is a man who can move a whole room to tears or laughter; can quote poetry and research at the drop of a hat; and started out as a class clown in a working class school in Glasgow, whose eyes were opened by a remarkable teacher.

Duration: 00:53:52


Artist as Activist at Perth Writers' Festival

12/31/2016
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A Dramaturg, a Writer and a Cultural Thinker join Michael Cathcart to discuss the role of the artist in championing big issues in society, and provoking compassionate reactions.

Duration: 00:53:52

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