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Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Caroline Overington

10/31/2013
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Caroline Overington is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and author. She has twice been awarded a Walkley Award for investigative journalism in 2004 for for her investigation into the author Norma Khouri (along with Malcolm Knox) and in 2006 for her coverage of the Australian Wheat Board Scandal and is currently the associate editor of the iconic magazine, Australian Womens Weekly. Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre....

Duration: 00:20:09


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Jacki French

10/24/2013
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A prodigious childrens book writer with well over 100 titles across a variety of genres to her credit, Jackie French is best known for her 1999 novel Hitlers Daughter, which was awarded the2000 CBCA Childrens Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. Another of her books, To the Moon and Back (co-written with Bryan Sullivan, illustrated by Gus Gordon, 2004) won theChildrens Book of the Year Award: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2005 and a number of her other works have been...

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Diego Marani

10/17/2013
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Born in Italy in 1959, Diego Marani is a man of many talents. A highly regarded translator, he is the creator of Europanto, a mock international auxiliary language (a language invented for use by people who dont share a common mother tongue), in which he has published short stories, articles and video clips. Diego is best known for New Finnish Grammar (2000), a novel which explores the role language plays in the creation of identity. His latest book The Last of the Vostyachs. Interview by...

Duration: 00:09:35


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Arnold Zable

10/4/2013
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Arnold Zable is an award-winning Australian writer, novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. He combines a prodigious creative output with extensive human rights advocacy work. He is the author of a broad range of work including theatrical pieces, essays and books, his most recent release, Violin Lessons, published in 2011. Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au

Duration: 00:19:28


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Krissy Kneen

9/27/2013
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Acclaimed for the fearless honesty of her work, Krissy Kneen has worked across a number of different writing genres. The author of the just-released novel Steeplechase (March 2013), she has also written a collection of erotica Swallow the Sound (2007), a memoirAffection: A Memoir of Love, Sex Intimacy (2009), which was shortlisted for the 2010 ABIA Biography of the Year, andTriptych, An Erotic Adventure: 3 Stories in 1(2011). Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian...

Duration: 00:10:28


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Michael Robotham

9/13/2013
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Michael Robotham is an Australian crime fiction writer. His latest book is Watching You, a terrifying thriller featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. who has appeared in many of Michael's previous books. Michael began his writing life as a journalist, then moved into ghost writing. As a ghost writer, he wrote 15 books, 12 of which became bestsellers. His first novel, Suspect, was published in 2004 and since then he has written and published a book a year. Interview by Danielle...

Duration: 00:22:42


Australian Writers' Centre interview with Hannah Kent

9/5/2013
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The winner of the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2011, Hannah Kent spent a transformative year at the age of 18 in Saurkrkur, Iceland as part of the Rotary Exchange Program. During her time in the country, she came across the story of Agnes Magnsdttir, the last woman to be executed for murder in Iceland in 1830. Fascinated by the tale, she returned to Iceland many times, researching the story of the last months of Agnes life which became the basis of her first...

Duration: 00:09:08


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Jane Gleeson-White

8/29/2013
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Jane Gleeson-White is an Australian author and blogger. Her latest book is Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world and how their invention could make or break the planet, an exploration of the history of double-entry bookkeeping. She has also published two books about books Classics in 2005 and Australian Classics in 2007. Jane also blogs at bookishgirl.com.au. We caught up with Jane at the Sydney Writers Festival and spoke to her about her latest book, her...

Duration: 00:15:39


Australian Writers' Centre interviews William Dalrymple

8/23/2013
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A co-founder and co-director of the annual Jaipur Literary Festival in India, William Dalrymple has an eye for history and an ability to make it come alive. The British historian, writer and curators latest book, The Return of a King, The Battle for Afghanistan (2012) is testament to his talent for artfully recounting tales from humanitys collective past with Barnaby Rogerson of The Independent newspaper describing the book thus: William Dalrymple is a master storyteller, who breathes such...

Duration: 00:17:59


Australian Writers' Centre interview with Ashley Hay

8/15/2013
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Ashley Hay is a Brisbane author of both fiction and non-fiction books. Her latest novel is The Railwaymans Wife, a story set in the NSW coastal town of Thirroul in the years following WWII. Ashleys first novel, The Body in the Clouds, was nominated for several awards when it was published in 2010, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the NSW Premiers Literary Awards and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has also written four books of narrative non-fiction and her...

Duration: 00:27:07


Australian Writers' Centre interview with Claire Scobie

7/14/2013
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Australian Writers' Centre interview with Claire Scobie, author of "The Pagoda Tree". Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au

Duration: 00:21:14


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Karen Turner

6/14/2013
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Australian Writers' Centre interviews Karen Turner, author of "Torn". Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au www.valeriekhoo.com

Duration: 00:21:39


Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Jessica Shirvington

6/7/2013
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Jessica Shirvington is the author of the popular Embrace series for young adults. This five-book series follows the life of Violet Eden, a young woman who, on turning 17, discovers she's Grigori part angel and part human. The first book in the series, Embrace, was picked up by author agent Selwa Anthony in 2010 not long after Jessica completed two creative writing courses at the Australian Writers' Centre. Since she scored an agent and a three-book deal with Hachette Australia, Jessica has...

Duration: 00:22:28


Australian Writers' Centre podcst with Trevor Young

3/22/2013
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Trevor Young is a PR and social media communications consultant, speaker and coach who helps companies and individuals to increase the intensity of connection they have with the people who matter most to the success of their business, cause or issue. He writes one of Australia's leading marketing blogs - PRWarrior.com - and is the author of the new book: microDOMINATION: How to leverage social media and content marketing to build a mini-business empire around your personal brand. Interview...

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Maureen McCarthy

3/15/2013
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Maureen McCarthy is a Melbourne-based author whose most recent book is The Convent, a fictional novel about the lives for four generations of women who are all inextricably linked to The Abbotsford Convent, a real place in Collingwood Melbourne. Interview by Valerie Khoo, national director of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au www.valeriekhoo.com

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Steph Bowe

2/22/2013
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Today we're speaking to Steph Bowe who at 19 years of age already has 2 books published. Her latest book is "All This Could End". pnbsp;/ppInterview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre./ppwww.WritersCentre.com.au/p

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Katherine Howell

2/15/2013
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Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Katherine Howell Interview by Andrew Gillman, office manager of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Graeme Simsion

1/31/2013
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Graeme Simsion, author of "The Rosie Project" Interview by Danielle Williams, course manager of Australian Writers' Centre. www.WritersCentre.com.au www.valeriekhoo.com

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Kate Morton

1/24/2013
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Kate Morton is a best-selling author of four novels. The Shifting Fog, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours have all been number one bestsellers around the world. Each novel won the Australian Book Industry award for General Fiction Book of the Year. Today were speaking to her about her latest novel, The Secret Keeper.

Australian Writers' Centre podcast with Richard Gill

1/17/2013
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Richard Gill is one of Australia's best-known and best-loved musical figures. His career has taken him from teaching music in Sydney's western suburbs to Music Director of the Victorian Opera, and along the way an involvement with almost every major opera company and orchestra in Australia. Richard's memoir is Give Me Excess of It.
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