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Mar 6, 2019

On this episode of Backstory, CEO of Readings Mark Rubbo drops in to speak to Mel Cranenburgh about the 50th anniversary of the flagship Carlton store.

Plus, scholar and writer Julienne van Loon discusses her latest book, The Thinking Woman.


Mar 6, 2019

On this episode of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh chats to Danish author Mads Peder Nordbo talks about his arctic crime thriller The Girl Without Skin. 

She's then joined by local author Ella Holcombe to talk about the recent release of her Young Adult fiction piece, The House On The Mountain, a beautifully poignant...


Feb 26, 2019

Sonia Orchard joins host Mel Cranenburgh to tell us about her new novel, Into the Fire, out now through Affirm Press. Into the Fire is Sonia's third book and second work of fiction that author Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker) has described as 'a perceptive, provoking story of friendship and intimacy'.

Mel is then joined by 


Feb 13, 2019

This week on Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh talks to author, Emily Brewen, about her latest novel, Small Blessings, ‘a poignant and uplifting tale of secrets, motherhood, innocence and heartache, and ultimately what we’re willing to do for love’. Small Blessings is Emily’s second book following up from her...


Feb 9, 2019

In this episode of Backstory, Melissa Cranenburgh is joined by Elise Valmorbida, the author of the novels Matilde Waltzing, The TV President, and The Winding Stick, as well as The Book of Happy Endings. Her most recent work, The Madonna of the Mountains received the Prize for Fiction at the 2019 Victorian Literary...