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Jul 18, 2018

Enza Gandolfo joins Backstory with Melissa Cranenburgh this week to talk about her second novel The Bridge. Drawing on the true events of Australia’s worst industrial accident (the collapse of The West Gate Bridge), a tragedy that still scars the city of Melbourne. The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines...


Jul 13, 2018

This week, Mel Cranenburgh talks all things crime writing with Christian White whose debut thriller, The Nowhere Child, is a “combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory”.

Mel is then joined by Jacqui Horwood, the chief judge wrangler of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, which will be presented on...


Jul 4, 2018

Get literary on Backstory this week as Jenny Ackland swings by to chat about her new book Little Gods: a novel about the loss of innocence and the mess of family, and Festival Director Rosemary Sorenson drops by to talk about the 2018 Bendigo Writers Festival Program.


Jun 27, 2018

On this episode of Backstory, Mel Cranenburgh speaks to writer and cultural historian, Maria Tumarkin about her extraordinary new book, Axiomatic, described by Robert Dessaix as "a brilliant kaleidoscope of arresting observations on suffering and innocence in modern times". She's then joined by Backstory's podcast...


Jun 27, 2018

On this edition of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh talks to Young Adult fiction writer, Clare Strahan, author of The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge as well as the program director of Melbourne Rare Book Week, Professor Chris Browne.