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#16 – Poor(n) Things

#16 – Poor(n) Things

2024-07-0301:38:53

Ed and Amanda are confronted with Frankenstein's P*rnstar as we grapple with the Oscar-winning movie 'Poor Things'. Is it a feminist masterpiece, or is it simply yet another vehicle for the male gaze? We also tackle book-to-film adaptations and why book lovers sometimes struggle to appreciate the onscreen version of their beloved novels. Plus, Amanda shares why she doesn't want a bar of Timothée's "Chalami", and Ed invites ChatGPT to solve the TV writing crisis (with hilarious results). Join the conversation now on social media via the links at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Ben McKelvey, an author who had to relearn how to read and write following a stroke at just 27 years old, and Craig Semple, former homicide detective turned mental health advocate, following the 'Back from the Abyss' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Both men shared with us their incredible stories of loss and resilience. We discussed post-traumatic growth, and the unique challenges men face when undergoing breakdowns and breakthroughs. Buy Ben's books. Buy Craig's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with bestselling historical fiction author, Lauren Chater, following the Beauty and the Beasts panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Lauren shared with us her research process, and the opulent seventeenth-century inspiration for her new historical fiction novel, 'The Beauties', which poses the question, "In a world where beauty is a woman's only currency, who pays the price?" Buy Lauren's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Bruce Pascoe and Lyn Harwood, partners, business partners and co-authors of 'Black Duck: A Year at Yumburra'. The book, written in diary form, chronicles a year at the Black Duck farm, touching on the impact of devastating bushfires, as well as the rebuilding of a marriage. Bruce and Lyn shared with us their personal journey, as well as insights into how to live and eat in harmony with this wide brown land. 'Black Duck: A Year at Yumburra' is available now wherever good books are sold. Learn more about Black Duck Foods. Learn more about the St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Cooperative (SKINC). Learn more about Indigigrow. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Toby Walsh, Chief Scientist of the AI Institute of the University of New South Wales, and Carla Wilshire, founding CEO of The Social Policy Group. Both authors have a keen interest in the way AI is redefining the world as we know it. But should we be pessimistic or optimistic? And does AI even care what we think? Buy Toby's books and Carla's book. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with beloved picture book author and illustrator, Matt Cosgrove, of "Macca the Alpaca" fame, and his wife and co-author, Eva Amores. They've been working together on the 'Worst Week Ever' series, and they shared with us what it's like to collaborate as a married couple. They also shared the unique challenges of translating picture books and graphic novels to an international audience. Buy Matt and Eva's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with journalist, author, and romance scam victim, Stephanie Wood, following the 'Trust Issues' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Stephanie is on the cusp of watching her real life play out on the small screen in the Paramount+ TV series, FAKE, starring Asher Keddie and David Wenham. The series is an adaptation of Stephanie's memoir of the same name, and she shared with us what it was like to watch a "devastating" time of her life being played out by actors. Buy Stephanie's book. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with children's author, Nat Amoore, at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival, where she played host to the festival's family fun day. In our interview, Nat shares how she lives out her wildest dreams through her books, before revealing the secret ingredient for how to write graphic novels. Buy Nat's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Australian reality TV megastar, Julie Goodwin, at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Julie's memoir, 'Your Time Starts Now' chronicles her life, from highest highs to dizzying lows. Julie has been open about her struggles with depression, and candidly shared with us what it felt like to overcome her internal critic and finally seek the help she needed. 'Your Time Starts Now' is available now wherever good books are sold. Buy Julie's other books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with internationally bestselling author, Kate Forsyth, ahead of the 'Beauty & the Beasts' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Kate sheds some light on the darkness of myth and fairytale, and why she was drawn to telling the story of Psykhe, the Greek mythical origin of 'Beauty and the Beast', with a surprising feminist twist at its core. Buy Kate's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with columnist and author, Kerri Sackville, ahead of the 'The Art of Parenting... Enough!' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Kerri's book, 'The Secret Life of You,' asks why it's so scary to be alone with your own thoughts. Ed and Amanda get a mini therapy session, and learn Kerri's unusual strategy for passing the time, alone, at traffic lights. Buy Kerri's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Australian political historian and author, Frank Bongiorno, ahead of the 'Bad Cop, Good Cop' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Frank's book, 'Dreamers and Schemers' charts Australia's political history from pre-settlement Indigenous systems to the present day. We ask his well-informed opinion on exactly what goes into Australia's unique democracy sausage. Buy Frank's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda interrupted Benjamin Stevenson's goat sacrificing ceremony to chat ahead of the 'Saturday Murder Club' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. A stand-up comedian and crime novelist, Benjamin shares his unique perspective on murder mysteries, and how he pays homage to the classics with his tongue firmly planted in cheek. Buy Benjamin's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with crime authors, Amanda Hampson and Steven Carroll in the lead up to the 'Saturday Murder Club' panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Our rich conversation traverses the field from unexpected detectives ("The tea lady knew where the bodies were buried") to philosophy, and how writing crime novels may just be the answer to our existential dread. Buy Amanda's books. Buy Steven's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with Arthur C. Clarke, Victorian Prize for Literature, and ABIA award-winning author, Laura Jean McKay, following the Strange Creatures panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Laura shares her experience of preempting the Covid pandemic with her book, 'The Animals in That Country,' and what it was like to watch life mimicking her art. Buy Laura's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, and co-author, Sue Smethurst, following their panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Australians will know Rosie as a fierce advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence following the murder of her son by his father while at cricket training in 2014. In their book, 'Hope,' Rosie and Sue reflect on a decade of advocacy, and on how Rosie has helped shift the narrative around what she calls "family terrorism". 'Hope' is available now wherever good books are sold. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with critically acclaimed literary author, Catherine Chidgey, as she prepares for the Strange Creatures panel at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Catherine shares the feathered inspiration behind her book, The Axeman's Carnival, and the creative liberation she experienced in writing from the perspective of an Australian magpie. Buy Catherine's books. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with author and crime fiction reviewer, Sue Turnbull, as she prepares for the Saturday Murder Club panel for the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Sue is an academic and the chair of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, and we ask for her insights on crime novel adaptations and why audiences keep coming back to the same stories when they already know how they end. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Learn more about the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with versatile author, Suzanne Leal, as she kicks off the Central Coast Reads program for the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Suzanne is on the board of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, and we touch on her career as a criminal lawyer and how it inspired her new book 'The Watchful Wife,' which looks at the consequences for the families of those convicted of crimes. Buy Suzanne's books. Learn more about Central Coast Reads. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Learn more about the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
Ed and Amanda chat with beloved author, Judy Nunn, as she kicks off the Central Coast Reads program for the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. We delve into Judy's illustrious creative career and the intersection between acting and writing. Plus, we get a sneak peek into what Judy's "bin" up to lately. Buy Judy's books. Learn more about Central Coast Reads. Learn more about the Words on the Waves Writers Festival. Connect with us at https://notquitewritepodcast.com Register for the next Not Quite Write Prize at https://notquitewriteprize.com
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