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May 11, 2019

On this episode of Backstory, Mel Cranenburgh chats to writer Melanie Cheng about her debut novel, Room for a Stranger [https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/room-for-a-stranger] Melanie is best known for her award winning collection of short stories, Australia Day.

Then Julie Ganner and Sarah Runcie drop in to...


May 11, 2019

On this episode of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh chats about two new novels: one from Andrea Goldsmith titled Invented Lives [https://andreagoldsmith.com.au/] and another from the one and only Melina Marchetta, The Place on Dalhousie [


Apr 17, 2019

Mel Cranenburgh is joined by two special guests. Graeme Simsion  talks about his new novel The Rosie Result - the final in the widely acclaimed Rosie trilogy. 

She's then joined by Vicki Leaveau-Harvie, whoseStella prize winning, beautifully told memoir, The Erratics, explores the universal ways in which aging parents,...


Apr 17, 2019

Host Mel Cranenburgh catches up with novelist Kate Richards about her debut novel Fusion and writer/critic Mel Campbell reviews Annaleese Jochem's novel Baby.


Mar 27, 2019

In this episode, host Mel Cranenburgh is joined by author Carrie Tiffany to talk about her latest novel, Exploded View. Spare, poetic and intensely visual, Exploded View follows on from Carrie's previous works, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds. She is one of Australia’s most celebrated...