Looking for something different to do this Friday night? Why not attend a local author’s book launch. We spoke to Brisbane author Patrick Holland about his latest novel One, ‘a work of the imagination based on real events’… real events that occurred in Western Queensland where the author spent his formative years.
Today Melanie Casey joins us to discuss her latest release Missing, the third title in her paranormal crime series featuring Cass Lehman and Detective Ed Dyson, and we offer readers the chance to win a copy. BLBR: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to us today Melanie. You must be incredibly busy right now with […]
Last week we reviewed J M Green’s debut crime novel Good Money. Today Jenny joins us to discuss Good Money. BLBR: Congratulations on the release of your debut novel Good Money Jenny, and prior to that being shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Can you tell us a bit about Good […]
Last week we reviewed Emma Viskic’s Resurrection Bay – a thriller of substance. Today Emma joins us to discuss her path to publication. BLBR: Congratulations on the release of your debut novel ‘Resurrection Bay’ Emma. One of the great successes of this book is the originality and authenticity of your characters. I understand you underwent training in Auslan as part of […]
In this Brisbane Writers Festival panel, artists Samhita Arni, Eka Kurniawan, Ivy Alvarez and Patrick Holland shake the boundary fence to explore identity, acceptance and belonging through artistic expression in the new world of globalism and ‘self-culture’, and ask if Australia really is the world’s cultural melting pot. Samhita Arni is the author and illustrator […]
2015 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize – Awards Ceremony Peter Rose, editor of the Australian Book Review, discussed the importance of the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize being open to international entrants and remarked on the high quality of the 1200 entries received in 2015. Each of the shortlisted entrants read passages from their short […]
It’s not often that you walk into a writers festival venue and find the guest author not on the stage but amongst the audience, welcoming and chatting to people as they find their seats. And so we began the session ‘The Rosie Effect’ with author Graeme Simsion and interviewer Joy Lawn. Graeme brought Don Tillman’s […]
A retelling of the Grimm’s Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. The Beast’s Garden Synopsis ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world .’ It’s August 1939 in Germany, and Ava’s world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, […]