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Great conversations with authors from Australia and around the world.

Latest Episodes

this little red thing from Sweatshop - Western Sydney Writers Collective

EGreat Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Winnie Dunn and Stephen Pham discussing this little red thing. this little red thing is a collection of short works of fiction, microfiction and poetry. It brings together nearly fifty authors from Western Sydney and incorporates a range of ideas, perspectives and vignettes of life in Western Sydney and across the world.

41 MIN22 h ago
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this little red thing from Sweatshop - Western Sydney Writers Collective

Linda Jaivin's Eat Me in the Australian Classics Book Club

EThe Australian Classics Book Club is a monthly exploration of Australian writing; looking back over the forgotten & controversial, the much discussed & the underappreciated books of Australian Letters. Eat Me draws together four friends in the vibrant heart of inner Sydney in the mid-nineties. Julia is a photographer, Helen and academic, Chantal a fashion editor and Philippa a writer. We bounce with them from cafes to pubs and into their bedrooms as they navigate encounters with feckless, fabulous and flexible men.

32 MIN1 w ago
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Linda Jaivin's Eat Me in the Australian Classics Book Club

Scott Westerfeld's Shatter City

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Scott Westerfeld discussing his new novel Shatter City. After the events of Imposters, Frey is left impersonating her sister Rafia in the citadel of Shreve. Her plan is to bide her time until she can assassinate her father, end his regime and free the citizens. Plans go awry though as her fake fiancé, but actual boyfriend has arranged an escape and she's on the run. Finding herself in the free city of Paz; for the first time in her life Frey doesn't have to control every aspect of her being. She's also got deadly information about her father's plans. Plans that no one seems to want to believe until it's too late!

34 MIN2 w ago
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Scott Westerfeld's Shatter City

Garry Disher's Peace

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Garry Disher discussing his new novel Peace. Paul Hirschhausen is the cop in Tiverton; a small town in farming country south of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. He's only been there a year, but in the lead up to Christmas he wants what all cops want over the silly season, a little peace. Of course there's some petty crime like a ute driving through the front door of the pub, but otherwise, so far, so peaceful. Then on his rounds one morning Hirsch encounters a distressed horse and follows it home to find a horrific scene. As the investigation begins a mysterious call comes through from Sydney and Hirsch has to do a routine welfare check on a family outside of town. A family no one seems to know existed...

21 MIN3 w ago
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Garry Disher's Peace

Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday - from the Archive

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode dives into the Final Draft archive to rediscover Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday. An Everlasting Sunday describes the arrival of seventeen year-old Radford at Goodwin Manor. It is the English winter of 1962, a cold snap so severe that it will come to be known as 'The Big Freeze', and snow blankets the country. Radford is immediately suspicious of his new home and companions and vows to remain aloof. Goodwin Manor is a home for boys 'found by trouble' and there is a saying that it only takes two things to get there; a reason, and a final straw.

22 MINNOV 9
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Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday - from the Archive

Christos Tsiolkas' Damascus

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Christos Tsiolkas discussing his new novel Damascus. Damascus tells the story of Saul of Tarsus. Saul was a Greek speaking Jew, a tent-maker who some two thousand years ago was met on the road to Damascus by a blinding light and was convinced that he must bring the teachings of the Jewish prophet Jesus to the world. Damascus is a story perhaps well known to many, while others may not have encountered the tent-maker whose letters came to spread Christianity to the world. .

34 MINNOV 2
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Christos Tsiolkas' Damascus

Katherine Johnson's Paris Savages

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Katherine Johnson's discussing her new novel Paris Savages. Paris Savages tells the story of three Batdjala people who leave their home on K'gari and travel through Europe in the late nineteenth century. Bonangera, Jurano and Dorondera have agreed to travel with Louis Muller to highlight their culture and to petition the English Queen to intervene in the violence and calculated extinction of their people.

23 MINOCT 26
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Katherine Johnson's Paris Savages

Bonus - Introducing Boundless Festival

Winnie Dunn joined Andrew in the studio to discuss Boundless festival. Boundless is a festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers, The festival is happening on Saturday October 26 at Bankstown Arts Centre and is presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre in association with Sweatshop. Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian Writer from Mount Druitt. She's the General Manager of Sweatshop: the Western Sydney Writers Movement and will be appearing at the festival.

16 MINOCT 20
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Bonus - Introducing Boundless Festival

Anna Krein's Act of Grace

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features acclaimed journalist Anna Krein discussing her first novel Act of Grace. Act of Grace entwines the stories of Robbie, Gerry and Nasim, taking us from their early lives into the present. Gerry grows up in fear of his father, Toohey; a returned veteran who raises Gerry with a heavy hand. Robbie must confront her own identity when the onset of her father Danny's dementia means he no longer recognises his family. Nasim is growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq and attracts the attention of not only the dictator but his cruel, psychotic son.

29 MINOCT 19
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Anna Krein's Act of Grace

Bonus - Heather Rose's 2017 Stella Prize Win

The Stella Prize is an annual celebration of the best Australian Women writers. In 2017 Heather Rose won the Stella Prize for her novel The Museum of Modern Love. Join us today as we revisit Andrew's conversation with Heather; discussing The Museum of Modern Love and what the win means to her.

17 MINOCT 12
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Bonus - Heather Rose's 2017 Stella Prize Win

Latest Episodes

this little red thing from Sweatshop - Western Sydney Writers Collective

EGreat Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Winnie Dunn and Stephen Pham discussing this little red thing. this little red thing is a collection of short works of fiction, microfiction and poetry. It brings together nearly fifty authors from Western Sydney and incorporates a range of ideas, perspectives and vignettes of life in Western Sydney and across the world.

41 MIN22 h ago
Comments
this little red thing from Sweatshop - Western Sydney Writers Collective

Linda Jaivin's Eat Me in the Australian Classics Book Club

EThe Australian Classics Book Club is a monthly exploration of Australian writing; looking back over the forgotten & controversial, the much discussed & the underappreciated books of Australian Letters. Eat Me draws together four friends in the vibrant heart of inner Sydney in the mid-nineties. Julia is a photographer, Helen and academic, Chantal a fashion editor and Philippa a writer. We bounce with them from cafes to pubs and into their bedrooms as they navigate encounters with feckless, fabulous and flexible men.

32 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Linda Jaivin's Eat Me in the Australian Classics Book Club

Scott Westerfeld's Shatter City

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Scott Westerfeld discussing his new novel Shatter City. After the events of Imposters, Frey is left impersonating her sister Rafia in the citadel of Shreve. Her plan is to bide her time until she can assassinate her father, end his regime and free the citizens. Plans go awry though as her fake fiancé, but actual boyfriend has arranged an escape and she's on the run. Finding herself in the free city of Paz; for the first time in her life Frey doesn't have to control every aspect of her being. She's also got deadly information about her father's plans. Plans that no one seems to want to believe until it's too late!

34 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Scott Westerfeld's Shatter City

Garry Disher's Peace

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Garry Disher discussing his new novel Peace. Paul Hirschhausen is the cop in Tiverton; a small town in farming country south of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. He's only been there a year, but in the lead up to Christmas he wants what all cops want over the silly season, a little peace. Of course there's some petty crime like a ute driving through the front door of the pub, but otherwise, so far, so peaceful. Then on his rounds one morning Hirsch encounters a distressed horse and follows it home to find a horrific scene. As the investigation begins a mysterious call comes through from Sydney and Hirsch has to do a routine welfare check on a family outside of town. A family no one seems to know existed...

21 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Garry Disher's Peace

Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday - from the Archive

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode dives into the Final Draft archive to rediscover Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday. An Everlasting Sunday describes the arrival of seventeen year-old Radford at Goodwin Manor. It is the English winter of 1962, a cold snap so severe that it will come to be known as 'The Big Freeze', and snow blankets the country. Radford is immediately suspicious of his new home and companions and vows to remain aloof. Goodwin Manor is a home for boys 'found by trouble' and there is a saying that it only takes two things to get there; a reason, and a final straw.

22 MINNOV 9
Comments
Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday - from the Archive

Christos Tsiolkas' Damascus

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Christos Tsiolkas discussing his new novel Damascus. Damascus tells the story of Saul of Tarsus. Saul was a Greek speaking Jew, a tent-maker who some two thousand years ago was met on the road to Damascus by a blinding light and was convinced that he must bring the teachings of the Jewish prophet Jesus to the world. Damascus is a story perhaps well known to many, while others may not have encountered the tent-maker whose letters came to spread Christianity to the world. .

34 MINNOV 2
Comments
Christos Tsiolkas' Damascus

Katherine Johnson's Paris Savages

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Katherine Johnson's discussing her new novel Paris Savages. Paris Savages tells the story of three Batdjala people who leave their home on K'gari and travel through Europe in the late nineteenth century. Bonangera, Jurano and Dorondera have agreed to travel with Louis Muller to highlight their culture and to petition the English Queen to intervene in the violence and calculated extinction of their people.

23 MINOCT 26
Comments
Katherine Johnson's Paris Savages

Bonus - Introducing Boundless Festival

Winnie Dunn joined Andrew in the studio to discuss Boundless festival. Boundless is a festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers, The festival is happening on Saturday October 26 at Bankstown Arts Centre and is presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre in association with Sweatshop. Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian Writer from Mount Druitt. She's the General Manager of Sweatshop: the Western Sydney Writers Movement and will be appearing at the festival.

16 MINOCT 20
Comments
Bonus - Introducing Boundless Festival

Anna Krein's Act of Grace

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features acclaimed journalist Anna Krein discussing her first novel Act of Grace. Act of Grace entwines the stories of Robbie, Gerry and Nasim, taking us from their early lives into the present. Gerry grows up in fear of his father, Toohey; a returned veteran who raises Gerry with a heavy hand. Robbie must confront her own identity when the onset of her father Danny's dementia means he no longer recognises his family. Nasim is growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq and attracts the attention of not only the dictator but his cruel, psychotic son.

29 MINOCT 19
Comments
Anna Krein's Act of Grace

Bonus - Heather Rose's 2017 Stella Prize Win

The Stella Prize is an annual celebration of the best Australian Women writers. In 2017 Heather Rose won the Stella Prize for her novel The Museum of Modern Love. Join us today as we revisit Andrew's conversation with Heather; discussing The Museum of Modern Love and what the win means to her.

17 MINOCT 12
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Bonus - Heather Rose's 2017 Stella Prize Win
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