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Oct 14, 2018

This week, author, screenwriter and biologist, Margeret Morgan joins Mel Cranenbugh to discuss The Second Cure, a provocative debut novel about control, courage and belief with a decidedly sciency bent,

She's then joined by well known social commentator and broadcaster, Jane Caro, to discuss Just Flesh and Blood, the...


Oct 14, 2018

This week, Mel Cranenburgh spends some time, metaphorically, in New York, New York.

Mel speaks to Alice Nelson about her novel The Children's House, which has been described as “a love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that...


Oct 14, 2018

In this episode, host Mel Cranenburgh is joined by new Australian writer, Katherine Collette, author of The Helpline, a sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together.

She's then joined by Liam Amore, improv actor and cast member of Murder...


Sep 18, 2018

This week, Melissa Cranenburgh speaks to Stuart Kells about his new book, Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature, a new take on the endless mystery of who or even what was Shakespeare, taking us through both different conceptions of the man himself and the library that...


Sep 5, 2018

In this edition of Backstory, host Melissa Cranenburgh is joined by Majok Tulba, author of When Elephants Fight, a haunting coming of age young adult fiction about the hardships of life as a refugee. Majok Tulba’s debut novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and likened to the...