Sharlene Allsopp, Kate Mildenhall and Shelley Parker-Chan have redefined world-building in their new fiction – weaving together the past and the present to disrupt the stories we’ve always told ourselves. Listen to how these authors build new worlds, break down old ones, and create characters pulsing with heart. Hosted by Chris Flynn.
To be human is to be haunted by the past: the narratives of our collective and subjective worlds. Three authors grapple with colonial, personal, and family history in their recent fiction, blurring the lines of fantasy and reality and creating characters who ask, ‘Can we lay these ghosts to rest?’ With Winnie Dunn, Mirandi Riwoe and Lucy Treloar. Hosted by Cath Keenan.
‘…Art sustains life … showing people things they otherwise might not see’, observes a protagonist in Sara M Saleh’s Songs for the Dead and the Living. In fiction and in life, where do we go when words fail us and language isn’t enough? How can art tell stories that we need the world to understand? Daniel Browning, Sara M Saleh and Lucy Treloar discuss drawing on rage and resistance to write hard truths. Hosted by Jackie Dent.
Three young queer writers navigate power, morality, and sexuality in their debut novels. Maeve Marsden speaks with Anna Kate Blair, Madeleine Gray and Amy Lovat about millennial mess, the ethics of love, and writing between the lines of relationships.
Join Thanh, the Fruit Nerd, as he talks you through which fruits are the gassiest, which play nicely with others (and which shouldn’t be allowed to hang out together), and where to keep them all as you colour in your very own fruit-matching game! MC Jerry Ray.
Pan Macmillan acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. We honour more than sixty thousand years of storytelling, art and culture.