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Brian Castro – Street to Street

Cath Kenneally speaks to Brian Castro, Adelaide author and Professor at Adelaide University, about his new book Street to Street, published by Giramondo. For more details about the book you can visit their website.

Michael Duffy – Bad

Journalist Michael Duffy has written the book Bad, the story of the Perish Brothers and the murder of a drug cook. This was one of Australia’s biggest murder investigations and only just resolved in the Sydney courts. An upcoming series of the Channel 9 television show Underbelly will feature these events.

Sue Reece spoke to Michael about the importance of crime writing and how this particular path to justice hinged on investigating the murder of a drug cook – an activity that the community might consider a waste of time.

Writers Bloc – Melina Marchetta

We all remember author Melina Marchetta for her novel Looking for Alibrandi, that swept the prizes board when it was released. Then there was On Jellicoe Road. However, since 2007 she has been writing a fantasy series, the latest being the new release Quintana of Charyn. Cath Kenneally spoke to Melina beginning with the fact that Cath normally leaves fantasy alone.

Writers Bloc – Robert Moore

Author Robert Moore talks to Cath Kenneally about his book Pecking Disorder and reads an excerpt from Hard Pressed.

Check out Pecking Disorder and Hard Pressed at MLR Press

Author – Kaz Cooke

Kaz Cooke has just finished writing another bible for women called Women’s Stuff to add to Up the Duff, Girls Stuff, and Kid Wrangling. She talks with Cath Kenneally about her guide for everything girly for women aged 8 to 88.

Listen to interview broadcast on 10 Dec 2011