MQ PACE Indigenous Australian Fiction: Kate Milne on Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms & Song of the Crocodile
As part of this year's MQ PACE project on Indigenous Australian Fiction, Kate Milne discusses Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss (pronounced "Hice") and Nardi Simpson's Song of the Crocodile.
As part of this year's MQ PACE project on Indigenous Australian Fiction, Jasmine Oke discusses Claire G. Coleman's Enclave with Indigenous artist and Macquarie University alumnus, Dylan Barnes.
As part of this year's MQ PACE project on Indigenous Australian Fiction, Annie Paterson discusses Claire G. Coleman's The Old Lie as an example of Indigenous Speculative Fiction genre.
Join Michelle as she interviews Clint Caward as he discusses his award-winning novel Love Machine.
Clint Caward is a novelist and freelance writer who has written for Overland, Meanjin, Southerly and reviews books for national publications. He has been awarded multiple domestic and international residences, been shortlisted for The Walter Stone Life Writing Award and won The Jim Hamilton Unpublished Manuscript Award. His novel Love Machine is published by Penguin. He currently teaches novel writing at Macquarie University.
This week we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre! In this episode, Gothic Literature specialist Kirstin Mills is joined by Master of Research candidate Rachel Baldacchino to explore what makes this Victorian novel and its many adaptations so enduringly popular.
Bruna Gomes, Australian-Brazilian poet, talks to Michelle about how to write poems and find inspiration, even during difficult times.
Bruna Gomes is an Australian-Brazilian novelist and poet. Her writing plants cultural and emotional history with new seeds. She is the author of How to Disappear (Encircle, 2021) and Triple Citizenship (Encircle, 2022). Her work is featured in various online journals, such as the Cordite Review, Dodging the Rain, The Pangolin Review, Paper Crane Journal, Cacti Fur, and The Quarry. In 2022, she was a writer in residence at The Museum of Loss and Renewal in Italy. Bruna was the winner of the 2020 Mosman Youth Awards in Literature. She was the recipient of the Fred Rush Convocation Prize (2022) and the Association of Heads of Independent Girls Schools Prize (2022). She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
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.