Category: Author interviews

An Interview with Philomena Van Rijswijk

Interview with Philomena Van Rijswijk  Philomena Van Rijswijk talks about living in Tasmania, the importance of Antarctica, the research involved in writing The World as a Clockface, major themes, her writer’s retreat at Varuna, and lots more. (photography credit: Ray…

Interview with Hilary McPhee

 The author of Other People’s Words talks about being an author, the publishing industry, the McPhee Gribble story, the Australian voice, e-books, and her latest project. (photo credit:Ponch Hawkes) Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: With all of your publishing experience, is it difficult…

Interview with Sue Gough, author of The Nether Regions

Sue Gough talks about the origins of The Nether Regions, the differences between writing adult and teenage targeted literature, about language, its limitations and power, her characters, on the creative process, on what she is reading, on teaching creative writing,…

Interview with Max Sollitt

The author of The Correspondence Course talks about the origins of his novel, finding a publisher, the changes to writing mores and processes over the years, his upcoming memoirs, and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the story…

Interview with Gail Bell

Gail Bell talks about the making of The Poison Principle, the book’s narrative style, voice, and themes, the Varuna Writing Centre, poison, on the need to work, and her next book. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: The Poison Principle is hard…

Interview with Karen Sedaitis

Interview with Karen Sedaitis  The author of Soul Dark Soil talks about her book, the process of writing, the benefits of being published by a small press, on inner life, on the dangers of writing about subjects close to home, literary heroes,…

Interview with Tim Winton

Tim Winton talks about his latest novel, Dirt Music, Australian literature, the films of his work, the writing process, and more.   Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: How did Dirt Music come about? Tim: Like all books, I guess by accident. I…

Interview with Robert Dessaix

The author of Corfu talks in depth about his latest novel, the theatre, his literary references, on the “redemption of the ordinary”, the possibility of a national literature, roots, the purpose of literature, the value of classic texts, and more.…

An Interview with Kate Grenville

The author of The Idea of Perfection, talks about the genesis of her new novel, about e-books, teaching, being an Australian writer, her latest project and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the genesis of The Idea…