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81 minutes | 5 years ago
In conversation with Tony Wilson, Gideon Haigh discusses his new book, his wonderfully varied career, his versatility across genre – and, of course, his well-documented obsession with cricket.
70 minutes | 6 years ago
In her new book, Bloodhound, literary journalist Ramona Koval gets personal, inviting us on an intimate journey to track down her father. In conversation with Arnold Zable, discover how Ramona uncovered the truth, why it was so important to her.
55 minutes | 6 years ago
Kate Grenville (The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection) discusses her latest book – an intimate account of her mother's life – with friend and fellow writer Melissa Lucashenko.
59 minutes | 6 years ago
In her long-awaited memoir, Hello Beautiful, much-loved Australian playwright and writer Hannie Rayson presents scenes from her own life, with all the insight, wit and narrative flair she has perfected in her plays. In conversation with Lorin Clarke, she shares insights from this hilarious (and often dramatic) behind-the-scenes look at the life of an Australian success story.
61 minutes | 6 years ago
Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction. Featuring the curious case of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be hanged in Iceland, it was one of the international success stories of 2013. Join her as she recounts how she came to write the story of this misunderstood woman, in conversation with Jo Case. Presented in partnership with Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.
60 minutes | 6 years ago
Favel Parrett burst onto the Australian literary scene in a flood of well-deserved praise (and comparisons to Tim Winton) with her darkly beautiful debut, Past the Shallows, shortlisted for the Miles Franklin. Her much-anticipated second novel is When the Night Comes – an evocative story about the power that fear and kindness have to change lives.
64 minutes | 6 years ago
Carrie Tiffany is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers – her two novels, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds, have won a swag of awards, including the inaugural Stella Prize for the latter. She writes about regional Australia with a sharp eye, fine wit and polished storytelling acumen.
62 minutes | 7 years ago
The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane’s striking debut novel, has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was the winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards' 2014 UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing. It’s a gripping story of love, dependence, fear and the end of a life.
65 minutes | 7 years ago
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Stiff, the very first Murray Whelan tale, Shane Maloney will be our latest guest at Montalto. Covering the breadth of his career, Shane will delve into the screen adaptations of Stiff and The Brush-Off and give us the low-down on what our Victorian hero is up to these days.
76 minutes | 7 years ago
Elliot Perlman’s first novel, Three Dollars, won the Age Book of the Year Award – an auspicious start to what has been an extraordinary international career. His second novel, Seven Types of Ambiguity, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin.
62 minutes | 7 years ago
Alex Miller is the author of an astounding ten novels – and the owner of a swag of literary awards, including two Miles Franklins (for Journey to the Stone Country and The Ancestor Game). His beautifully wrought, intricately thoughtful, novels excavate the heart of the Australian psyche, including the complex relationship between indigenous and settler Australia.
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