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Nov 28, 2018

On this episode, host Mel Cranenburgh talks to Markus Zusak, the author of six books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, and is translated into more than forty languages - establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors...


Nov 28, 2018

Mel Cranenburgh returns to Backstory and catches up with award winning author Toni Jordan to talk about her latest book The Fragments, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.

Mel is then joined by The Small Press Network's General Manager Tim Coronel and Dr Rebecca...


Nov 21, 2018

In this episode of Backstory, while Mel takes a short break, the lovely Mia Timpano takes the reins to interview some heroes of local independent magazine publishing. Kimberley Thomson (co-founder/editor of @swamplandmag – and one-half of punk band @shrimpwitch); Isabella Trimboli (co-editor/co-founder of 


Nov 5, 2018

On Backstory this week, Mel Cranenburgh is joined by author, Moreno Giovannoni, whose book The Fireflies of Autumn:And Other Tales of San Ginese explores tales of war and migration, feasts and misfortunes – of a people and their place over the course of the twentieth century in a Tuscan village. Moreno Giovannoni was...


Nov 5, 2018

On this episode, host Mel Cranenburgh is joined by celebrated author, Rosalie Ham, whose book The Dressmaker was turned into a successful, international film. Her latest book, The Year of the Farmer, also explores the vageries of life in a small Australian country town.


Mel is then joined by Melanie Cheng, author of...