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Sep 25, 2019

Hurrah! Triple R podcasts have been relaunched on our website. Head to to listen to the latest Backstory podcast episode and re-subscribe.

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Sep 18, 2019

Meg Mundell is a New Zealand-born writer and academic based in Melbourne. Her first novel, Black Glass, was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Norma K. Hemming Award. She joins host Mel Cranenburgh to discuss her new book, The Trespassers.
Joanne Ramos’ novel The Farm

Sep 16, 2019

On this episode of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh is joined by author Josephine Rowe and Lisa Dempster from the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Booklovers Festival.
Josephine Rowe’s, Here Until August, is a selection of superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are...

Sep 3, 2019

Nina Kenwood’s Young Adult novel, It Sounded Better in my Head, has been described by The Age as ‘a sweet, funny and relatable account of the dramas of those grappling with late adolescence’. She joins Backstory host Mel Cranenburgh to talk about the genesis of the book and the enjoyment she got from writing it.

Aug 20, 2019

Angela Savage discusses her novel, Mother Of Pearl, which explores the ethical minefield of international surrogacy through the stories of three women.

Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris, both Melbourne-based freelance journalist and critics then join Mel to talk about their second collaboration, Nailed...