Episode 39 – 22 May 2019

In this episode of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh is joined by author Wayne Macauley, whose latest book Simpson Returns. ‘A concise satire of Australian platitudes about fairness and egalitarianism, it is timely, devastating and witheringly funny’. Released in time for 2019’s Anzac Day ‘celebrations’, it has been received to critical acclaim with the Australian Book Review noting that ‘they should teach this book at school.’ https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/simpson-returns

Mel is then joined by Izzy Roberts-Orr, Artistic Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. They talk about the themes of the 2019 iteration of the festival which is held in Melbourne from June 19 – 29 at the Wheelers Centre. For more details, visit https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/events/festival/2019/