John Bartlett

Interviews

Love Your Bookshop Day

Love Your Bookshop Day

By on Aug 15, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

On August 8th I visited Torquay Books on the Surf Coast for ‘Love your Bookshop Day’ and had a ‘Conversation’ with author ELIZA HENRY JONES whose debut novel In the Quiet was published in 2015 and shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and was longlisted in the Indie Awards and ABIA Awards. Her second novel...

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Tegan Bennett Daylight

Tegan Bennett Daylight

By on Nov 4, 2015 in Interviews | 0 comments

Last week I had the opportunity to interview fiction writer, teacher and critic, Tegan Bennett Daylight on Geelong’s Community radio 94.7 The Pulse thanks to my good friend Bernard Ryan who runs the weekly books programme, The Blurb. Counter intuitively the interview opens with the music of Swan Lake. Tegan is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and...

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Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty

By on May 18, 2015 in Interviews | 1 comment

This week I caught up with one of my favorite crime writers, Belfast- born Adrian McKinty, who has had runaway success with his four Sean Duffy crime thrillers, set in Belfast during the Troubles – the latest Gun Street Girl. His regular blog The Psychopathology of Everyday is also well worth a read.  You can download the extended interview here.    ...

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann

By on Aug 24, 2013 in Interviews | 1 comment

August 23rd 2013: I caught up with Ali Cobby Eckermann at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival and spoke to her after a panel of indigenous writers, including Tony Birch, discussed the state of indigenous writing and the newly inaugurated First Nations Australian Writers’ Network. Eckerman has enjoyed great success with her poetry, her first verse novel,...

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Colin Batrouney

Colin Batrouney

By on Jul 27, 2013 in Interviews | 0 comments

July 26th I caught up with Colin Batrouney,a Melbourne-based writer who has occasionally worked in professional theatre as both an actor and director. Affirm Press has just released his second novel ‘Creative Writing for Beginners.’ I had read his first novel ‘Omar and Enzo in the big talking book’ (published Clouds of Magellan in 2007 and...

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