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Conversations With Writers

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Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Going beyond the press tour Q&As to discuss how their experiences and beliefs shape who they are and the tales they tell. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published monthly.

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Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Going beyond the press tour Q&As to discuss how their experiences and beliefs shape who they are and the tales they tell. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published monthly.

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Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Going beyond the press tour Q&As to discuss how their experiences and beliefs shape who they are and the tales they tell. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published monthly.

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Rank #1: Nick Hordern - World War Noir

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With a Sydney dominated by sly grog , street gangs, and the nation’s security services infiltrated by soviet spies, the reality of Australia's 'patriotic' response to World War Two doesn’t match the war memorial view. Authors Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern have delved into the truth of our war effort in their new non-fiction work World War Noir, a follow up to the highly regarded Sydney Noir. In conversation, Nick Hordern discusses the influence and importance of the many criminals and spies who helped determine Australia’s response to the war with Germany, and to reiterate the need for a nation not to shy away from its more human, if somewhat darker past.
Jul 09 2019
42 mins
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Rank #2: Tony Cavanaugh - Releasing Killers

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Tony Cavanaugh is one of Australia's most successful television screenwriters and the author of the highly acclaimed Darian Richards thrillers. His latest novel Blood River features the hunt, catch and conviction of an alleged serial killer, questioning what happens when they're due for release after serving a 'life sentence'. Heavily informed by real-life crime events and trials, including the injustice of Lindy Chamberlain, Tony is extremely candid about what drove him to tell this story. Warning: there is some seriously colourful swearing in the second half of our conversation as Tony's passion for truth in storytelling bursts through. You can follow Tony on twitter @tonycavanaugh1
Jun 06 2019
46 mins
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Rank #3: Nicola Scott - Wonder Woman in Art & Life

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Launched to the world in 1941, Wonder Woman has been an icon and inspiration for millions, surviving supervillains and poor characterisation in equal measure. Recently, she has returned to global dominance and dignity via the work of superstar comic book artist Nicola Scott. In conversation, we explore Wonder Woman's fascinating and fractured history, as well as the Amazing Amazon's critical influence upon Nicola's life and career decisions. You can follow Nicola via Twitter @nicolascottart and purchase original artwork from her website www.nicolascottart.com
May 16 2019
51 mins
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Rank #4: JP Pomare - Psychology of Suspense

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JP Pomare's breakout suspense thriller Call Me Evie plays with the issues of memory and trauma, drawing heavily from psychological theory to inform his many twists and character motivations. In conversation we take a deep dive into his life experiences and studies, dissecting the darker edges of memory and the human psyche.
Apr 02 2019
39 mins
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Rank #5: John Connell - Irish Legends & Nazi Cows

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Talking Celtic legends, Nazi history, the circle of life and the story of the Irish Thor, John Connell's The Cow Book tells the critical role of the cow in history and his own life working the family farm in Ireland. This is a fascinating, fun and very personal exploration of Irish traditions. John is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, author and journalist. You can follow John on Twitter @jconnelj2
Mar 01 2019
48 mins
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Rank #6: Chris Hammer - Scrublands secrets & violent anniversaries

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Chris Hammer’s best-selling debut thriller Scrublands is set in the sun-ravaged heart of regional Australia. Chris is a former foreign correspondent and political journalist and has stolen from his real-life experiences to inform this bold addition to the outback noir genre. In conversation we delve into his connections to the towns of Australia's bush, and discuss what drove him to steer his story through the eyes of a PTSD-affected protagonist. This is a slight change in pace for our conversation series as we spend much of our time exploring the writing of the book, instead of the author himself.
Sep 02 2018
38 mins
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Rank #7: Michael Robotham - Cowards, Killers & Thrillers

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Multi-million copy bestselling thriller author Michael Robotham in a deeply personal conversation about his fear of failure, the badge of journalism, the driving force of his father, and the power of sharing your story. A surprising and intimate insight into one of the world's favourite thriller writers. Michael's latest book is The Other Wife.
Aug 10 2018
52 mins
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Rank #8: Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad - The Lebs

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In his book The Lebs, Mohammed reinterprets events from his own life growing up during the peak of anti-muslim rhetoric. His work capturing the racism, anger & struggles confronting young Australians of migrant heritage who found power in the scaring of the white middle class.In conversation we discuss the influence of Malcolm X, the cultural significance of a Big Mac, and how boxers and writers need to remain focused, even when they’ve taken too many laxatives.Mohammed is an author, academic, playwright, activist and the director of Sweatshop, a literary movement devoted to empowering marginalised communities in Western Sydney.Follow Mohammed and the team at Sweatshop on Twitter: @sweatshopws
Jul 15 2018
46 mins
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Rank #9: Jay Kristoff - NYT Bestselling Sci-Fi

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Jay Kristoff has consistently topped the New York Times Bestseller list with his Science Fiction and Fantasy works, often using the genres to address real world issues of slavery, race, class divide and political injustice.
Jay's latest series is LIFELIKE, a fast-paced action tale set in a post-apocalyptic world, questioning the ethics of giving life to robots and demanding they live to serve.In conversation we discuss the responsibility of building worlds; the value of sensitivity readers; how not to swear; and the power of science fiction to call for social change.Jay is the author of the Lotus War series, Nevernight series and co-author of the phenomenally successful Illuminae series with Amie Kaufman. Lifelike is the first in a new YA Sc-Fi trilogy.Jay can be found on twitter @misterkristoff
Jul 01 2018
45 mins
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Rank #10: Bridie Jabour - Millennials, Marriage & Mother Issues

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Journalist Bridie Jabour's debut novel "The Way Things Should Be" is a fierce & amusing deconstruction of millennial angst & mother issues, questioning what it takes to get, be & stay married amid a family in constant disarray. In conversation we reflect on Bridie's own family; becoming a hashtag when the Prime Minister tells you to "calm down"; the bad wrap of the millennial generation; and the influences that have forged her journalism career. 
You can find Bridie's writing at the Guardian Australia and follow her on Twitter: @bkjabour
Jun 17 2018
38 mins
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