Episode 47 – 7 August 2019

Angela Savage discusses her novel, Mother Of Pearl, which explores the ethical minefield of international surrogacy through the stories of three women. Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris, both Melbourne-based freelance journalist and critics then join Mel to talk about their second collaboration, Nailed...

Episode 46 – 31 July 2019

2019’s Miles Franklin award winner, Melissa Lucashenko, joins Mel on the line to talk about her novel, Too Much Lip. R.W.R. McDonald then drops into the studio to tell us about his debut novel, ‘The Nancys’, a refreshing take on the popular Nancy Drew novels for a new...

Episode 45 – 24 July 2019

Mel chats with Alice Bishop, author of A Constant Hum, a moving collection of vignettes that grapples with the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires. As one critic notes, some of the vignettes ‘cut to the bone; others are empathetic tales of survival, even hope’. Lee Kofman and Romana Koval then join Mel to chat about their new anthology, Split, a collection about loss, leaving and new...