This week, Michelle talks with Kim Kelly about her latest book, The Rat-Catcher—long-listed for the Australian Historical Fiction Prize.
Kim Kelly is the author of twelve books, including the acclaimed novella Wild Chicory and bestselling novels The Blue Mile and Her Last Words. She is a book editor and reviewer as well, because too much narrative action is never enough. Her latest novella, The Rat Catcher: A Love Story, was shortlisted for Viva La Novella 2021, and longlisted for the 2022 Australian Historical Fiction prize. The Rat Catcher is published by Brio Books. Kim lives and writes on Wiradjuri Country, in central-western New South Wales.
The Rat Catcher is available in paperback and ebook and can be purchased from Booktopia here. The audiobook is available now. Find out more about Kim and her work here.
Ned Bukarica interviews Emma Batchelor on her first novel Now That I See You.
Tessa Lunney, author of the Kiki Button historical espionage series, talks with Michelle Hamadache about Paris, plotting and how the present can galvanise the past when writing historical fiction.
Tessa Lunney writes fiction, short fiction, poetry, and reviews. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Western Sydney on silences in Australian war fiction. Her second novel, Autumn Leaves, 1922, was published in 2021 by Pegasus Books USA. In 2016, she won the prestigious Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature. Her work has been published in Griffith Review, Southerly, Cordite, and Best Australian Poems 2014, among others. She lives on Bidjigal and Gadigal land in Sydney. You can read more of her work at www.tessalunney.com.