Episode 21 – 17 October 2018

In this episode, Mel Cranenburgh is joined by singer, songwriter and novelist, Holly Crosby, to talk about her new novel Cedar Valley, a follow up to her bestselling 2016 novel Goodwood. Described as a “distinctly Australian coming-of-age story…balancing carefully evoked dread with genuine warmth”, Holly and Mel explore the influence that Holly’s love of TV series Northern Exposure has had on her storytelling and the mystery of the Somerton man, a gentleman found dead in Adelaide in 1948 whose case fascinated her because of its bizarre circumstances. Mel is then joined by David Innes, one half of comedy duo Innes Lloyd, to talk about their upcoming performance of The War of the Worlds Anniversary Broadcast at The Butterfly Club on 29...

Episode 20 – 10 October 2018

On this episode, Mel Cranenburgh discusses with Krissy Kneen her latest book, Wintering, a supernatural thriller set in a remote community in Tasmania. Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetrycollection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television. Mel is joined by Artistic Director of the The Digital Writers Festival, Izzy Roberts-Orr. The Digital Writers Festival is an online writers’ festival dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from Australia and across the world, and fostering new relationships through collaboration between writers, where ever they may be. It is a product of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. The 2018 Digital Writers’ Festival runs from Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November ...

Episode 19 – 3 October 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 creates them”. She is then joined by Madelaine Lucas on the line from New York, whose short story Ruins won the Australian Book Review’s (ABR) 2018 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Madelaine wrote Ruins while living in Brooklyn but it is very much set in Australia....