Podcast - The Accidental Feminist
Jane Caro AM & Meredith Jaffé
Accidental Feminists is the story of a generation of women who unintentionally changed the world. Born in the 50s and 60s, they faced the future armed with the pill, free education and the chance to earn their own pay cheque. But it's been a long row to hoe and there's still plenty of work to do to make this a better, fairer world. Join Jane Caro AM in conversation with Meredith Jaffé as they discuss Jane’s latest non-fiction book Accidental Feminists.
Podcast - Becoming a Bestseller
Natasha Lester & Suzanne Leal
Natasha Lester swapped a career in marketing to become a writer. Her first two novels were works of literary fiction but Lester found her passion lay in writing historical fiction.
Since 2016, she has published a string of novels but it is The Paris Seamstress and now her latest novel The French Photographer that have rocketed Lester to international acclaim.
Natasha chats with Suzanne Leal about the journey, the surprises, the joys and the secrets to her success.
Podcast - Searching out The Bundian Way
John Blay & Inga Simpson.
Naturalist, poet and seasoned bushwalker John Blay worked for over a decade to uncover the Bundian Way, a 380-kilometre ancient pathway from Mount Kosciuszko to the New South Wales far south coast, used by both the Aboriginal people of the area and the earliest British arrivals. John collaborated with the Eden Aboriginal Land Council to survey and researching the history of the ancient pathway. Thanks to their efforts, today the Bundian Way is heritage listed. But what is it about the Bundian Way that makes it less like a walk and more like a pilgrimage? John chats with Inga Simpson.
Podcast - Criminal Minds
One of the most well-attended sessions at StoryFest was Criminal Minds. With three hugely successful crime authors – Michael Robotham, Candice Fox and Christian White – it’s not hard to see why. Meredith Jaffé spoke to the crime-writing trio about what goes on inside their minds when coming up with their storylines. And some of the answers (including an inter-galactic slug!) might surprise you. As a bonus the audience was treated to readings from each author’s latest book, including Good Girl, Bad Girl, the soon-to-be-released first book of Michael Robotham’s brand new series.