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Jun 13, 2018

In this episode, Mel Cranenburgh is joined on the line by author Intan Paramaditha whose short story collection Apple and Knife was recently translated from Indonesian so that English language readers can now enjoy her eerie, gothic tales which infused with a decidedly feminist edge.

Mel also chats to Willy Lit...


Jun 13, 2018

In this episode of Backstory, Melissa Cranenburgh talks to publisher Phillipa McGuinness about her recently released book The Year Everything Changed: 2001, a deeply personal but simultaneously political narrative about a year when McGuiness’ world was transformed by both intimate, private events as well as national...


Jun 13, 2018

In this episode, host Mel Cranenburgh chats to Sophie Black, Head of Publications at the Wheeler Centre, about their new funding initiative for aspiring writers. The Next Chapter is an unprecedented new way of supporting writers and Sophie explains all the ins and outs of the scheme. Mel then talks to S.A. Jones, author...


Jun 8, 2018

In this episode of Backstory, Mel Cranenburgh talks to Gideon Haigh about his latest book A Scandal in Bohemia: The Life and Death of Mollie Dean and Lachlan Carter, CEO and co-founder of 100 Story building, a centre for young writers based in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray.