The guest is Alice Bishop, author of the short story collection A Constant Hum. Alice lost her family home in the Black Saturday bush fires in Australia and the stories of Hum are all linked to those fires in which 173 people died. Alice writes with sensitivity, capturing the details so perfectly to show the lives and experiences of those affected. In this interview she speaks with emotional honesty about the process of writing and researching Hum, and what we learnt, or perhaps didn't learn from the last catastrophic bush fires. Given the scale and devastation of the 2019/2020 fires it's a book everyone should read.
39: Confidence & Alice Bishop on reading, writing trauma & quietness
The First Time
TW: In this episode we discuss eating disorders and also discuss the Black Saturday bushfires. This week we talk confidence. How do you foster it? And if you don't have it, how can you write like you do? Then Kate speaks with writer Alice Bishop about her debut collection A CONSTANT HUM, writing through trauma and the writers who inspire her. Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod. Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Two via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!
Alice Bishop is a short story writer. A Constant Hum - about the Black Saturday Fires - is her debut collection. The work was nominated for the 2019 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, and the origins of the work were commended in the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, as well as the inaugural Richell Prize and the 2017 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. Her essay 'Coppering' was shortlisted in the 2017 Horne Prize. Alice's other pieces have been published by Meanjin, Overland, Australian Book Review, Seizure, Voiceworks and Lip Magazine. About The Garret You can read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com. You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
KYD First Book Club: A Constant Hum (with Alice Bishop)
The Kill Your Darlings Podcast
For our July First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Alice Bishop to discuss her debut collection ‘A Constant Hum’, recorded live at Readings State Library Victoria on 18 July. The post KYD First Book Club: A Constant Hum (with Alice Bishop) appeared first on Kill Your Darlings.
Angela Savage takes us on an intriquing journey into the financial and ethical issues associated with fertitlity in her novel, 'Mother of Pearl'.Black Saturday was a firestorm situation happening 10 years ago. Alice Bishop has written about love, grief and recovery in 'The Constant Hum', over 40 tenderly written portraits of heartache.
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world.Today's episode features Alice Bishop.A Constant Hum is a collection of stories exploring the aftermath of bushfire. Across nearly fifty stories the collection looks at the many ways we try to understand and move forward when catastrophic events occur.The stories are visceral and sensory, opening up a world that the average reader may never experience but one that is at the heart of sense of community and humanity.