In this episode, I interviewed journalist, broadcaster and book show host Jennifer Byrne. Jennifer is a prominent Australian journalist who has reported for eminent establishments such as The Age and The Bulletin, as well as the television shows Sunday, 60 Minutes and Foreign Correspondent. She is currently the host of The Book Club on ABC as well as its spin-off program Jennifer Byrne Presents.Read More
Novelist Nick Earls is a very funny man.
He had me in stitches as we hid behind a bookshelf in the green room at the Sydney Writers Festival.
The former doctor spoke without prompted about possibly going to childcare with Eddie Izzard, working as a storytelling armchair, and using paper clips to hold together his story ideas.
Nick's novels 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Street and Perfect Skin are all young adult classics. His latest novel for adults is Analogue Men.Read More
Two actors in a room usually lends itself to a lot of hamming up and playing around.
Screenwriter Craig Pearce delivered on all those dreams and more in our conversation. I was the lucky audience to anecdotes about the painful process of getting what you see in your head out onto a piece of paper, and what a young rockstar Shakespeare's life would have looked like in Elizabethan England.
Craig has won BAFTA and AFI awards for his work with Baz Luhrmann in Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. As of our conversation, he was just about to start production on a musical version of Strictly Ballroom and a TV series, Will, based on the life of a young Shakespeare.Read More