John Bartlett

Interviews

inetrviewsA selection of interviews with writers, mostly on Geelong’s Pulse FM, 94.7 – books and writing program, ‘The Blurb’ Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm

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Megan Abbott

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Megan Abbott

In 2012 I talked to Megan Abbott, American Edgar®-winning crime novelist and was happy to meet her again on August 27th at the Melbourne Writers Festival. We talked about her most recent exploration of teenage female psychology in her latest novel You Will Know Me and how young people are primed for success but not for failure. Megan also talked about the instabilities of race, gender and sexuality that make the ‘tough guy’, seem not so tough after all and how this might be playing out in Trump’s America. After the interview I...

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Love Your Bookshop Day

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Love Your Bookshop Day

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 Ache has recently been released. It’s a story spanning four generations of women against the background of bushfire trauma and our discussion covered the impetus for the story,...

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Melbourne Writers Festival – Week one

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Melbourne Writers Festival – Week one

On the opening day of the Festival a forum considered the future of multiculturalism in Victoria under the theme: ‘The Right to Belong’. Before the forum I caught up with two of its participants....

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Tegan Bennett Daylight

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Tegan Bennett Daylight

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 Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. I spoke to her mostly about her excellent collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, which was published by Random...

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Adrian McKinty

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Adrian McKinty

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.           PlayStop X...

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

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, ‘His Father’s Eyes’, which was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press and then her second verse novel, ‘Ruby Moonlight’, published by Magabala Books which...

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Colin Batrouney

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Colin Batrouney

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 these two books felt like they were written by different people. I was keen to know how this seemed so possible....

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Jarad Henry

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Jarad Henry

Jarad Henry is a Melbourne crime writer who has worked in the criminal justice system for the past 10 years. He has a degree in Criminology, is a proficient public speaker and is a regular presenter at many conferences. Last year his third book, ‘Pink Tide’, starring the anti hero Detective Sergent Ruebens McCauley was released. Set in the south-west of Victoria, close to where I live, this was the novel I most wanted to talk to him about....

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Josephine Rowe

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Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe is a Melbourne-based writer with whom I caught up in March at a cafe in Seddon. Her poetry, fiction and non-fiction have been published widely in Australia, and a little in the United States. Recent writing appears in Meanjin, Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Stories, The Iowa Review, The Griffith Review, Dumbo Feather, Smith Journal, The Big Issue, and the forthcoming issue of Harvard Review. We talked mostly about her latest collection of short fiction Tarcutta Wake and short fiction in general.”    ...

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Laura Kroetsch

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Laura Kroetsch

John talks to Laura Kroetsch, Director of Adelaide’s forthcoming Writers’ Week on Januray 14th 2013. Laura Kroetsch, a native New Yorker, is an advocate for writers and an active member of the literary community and in her second year as Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week.. She is a former Montana New Zealand Book Awards judge and managed New Zealand’s national book awards, the national poetry day and literature events for the New Zealand Book Council....

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