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The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer

2016-08-2900:15:59

Jill Dawson's novel The Crime Writer takes an episode from the life of American novelist Patricia Highsmith to create a tale of paranoia and secret love.
Ann Turner's Out of the Ice

Ann Turner's Out of the Ice

2016-08-2900:37:21

From the 2016 Margaret River Writer's Festival, a conversation with novelist Ann Turner, about her second book, another thriller called Out of the Ice.
Sarah Armstrong: Promise

Sarah Armstrong: Promise

2016-08-2800:12:13

Sarah Armstrong's new novel, Promise, asks us how far a person can and should go to protect a child.
What is it about the Tudors that keeps so many historical novelists interested? A conversation with one of the leaders of the genre.
The Serpent's Sting is the fourth book in Robert Gott's series of crime novels featuring the hapless private inquiry agent William Power.
What is that creature, flying above Brisbane and dropping feathers here and there? Contemporary gothic meets urban fantasy.
After The Carnage

After The Carnage

2016-08-2700:14:17

The characters in Tara June Winch's latest book After The Carnage appear to be trapped in some kind of purgatory between the mundane and the extraordinary. Rather than trying to fulfil the promise of her award-winning debut novel Swallow The Air, Tara June has been on a global quest - finding her story among the stories of others.
In what she says was an uncorrected proof from her forthcoming memoir the world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic describes Aboriginal people as terrible-looking "dinosaurs" who are "strange and different". We unpack the social media storm with an activist, a curator and a performance artist who spent two weeks in a shed with Abramovic.
If you want to stand out in a job interview, you need to do more than recite your CV.
We really love having you listen to RN but we need to let you know that we’ll be closing our subject podcasts (don’t worry—we aren’t cancelling any shows). To keep hearing stories and interviews from RN, search for your favourite shows in the ABC Radio App or subscribe in your preferred podcasting app.
We Need New Names by Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of Darling, a ten year-old girl growing up in the Shantytown of Paradise. It's the August novel in RN's African Book Club.
When three couples gather for a barbeque in suburban Sydney, their friendships may never be the same again. One of Australia's most successful novelists talks about her latest book.
The annual congress of the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) has just taken place in New Zealand. This organisation promotes books and reading for children around the world, to foster peace and understanding.
What stand-up comedy can teach you about writing for kids.
The Voynich Manuscript is a book that dates back to the 15th century.
Zoe Morrison: Top Shelf

Zoe Morrison: Top Shelf

2016-08-2300:06:24

Zoe Morrison shares the five works that influenced the writing of her debut novel, Music and Freedom.
‘This is a book that’s got a rooftop chase in it, and a trial for murder and – I hope – a really quite rude sex scene because you’re allowed those in the eighteenth century. And a duel. And a ball. And a banquet. And, and, and! Stuffed full, like a plum pudding.’
Top Shelf: Ryan O'Neill

Top Shelf: Ryan O'Neill

2016-08-2200:06:29

Ryan O'Neill talks about the books, films, and music that is important to him
Sarah Armstrong: Promise

Sarah Armstrong: Promise

2016-08-2200:13:31

Sarah Armstrong's new novel, Promise, asks us how far a person can and should go to protect a child.
Sami Shah's novel Fire Boy

Sami Shah's novel Fire Boy

2016-08-2100:11:43

Djinns and pichal pairees take to the streets of Karachi in this modern-day fantasy adventure.
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