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The Coast

The Coast

Author: Eleanor Limprecht Alice is only nine years old in 1910 when she is sent to the feared Coast Hospital lazaret at Little Bay in Sydney, a...

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The Ozone Café

The Ozone Café

Author: Helen Hagemann The Ozone Café, a historical novel with three separate owners, is about the café’s demise through council corruption....

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Tom Kaldor ~ Monday 06 June

Tom Kaldor ~ Monday 06 June

West Side Poetry Slam – May 2022 feat. Tom Kaldor The West Side Poetry Slam is presented as a hybrid event at WestWords and via Zoom.Presented by...

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Hip Hop & Hymns

Hip Hop & Hymns

Author: Mawunyo Gbogbo Mawunyo Gbogbo is a church-going African Australian girl growing up in the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. At home,...

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Lovers of Philosophy

Lovers of Philosophy

Author: Warren Ward Lovers of Philosophy explores the love lives of seven philosophers, and how their most intimate experiences came to shape their...

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Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander is a Finnish-Australian poet, fiction writer, essayist, and independent scholar. She is the author of four books of poetry: Trigger...

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The Torrent

The Torrent

Author: Dinuka McKenzie In Northern New South Wales, heavily pregnant and a week away from maternity leave, Detective Sergeant Kate Miles is...

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Season 3, Episode 8

Season 3, Episode 8

Happy birthday to Robert Allen Zimmerman. We hear from the three top-placed poets in the 67th Blake Poetry Prize. Plus news from WestWords.

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Banjawarn

Banjawarn

Author: Josh Kemp Garreth Hoyle is a true crime writer whose destructive love affair with hallucinogenic drugs has sent him searching for ghosts in...

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Brunswick Street Blues

Brunswick Street Blues

Author: Sally Bothroyd Brick Brown has problems: she hates her day job, and her beloved Uncle Baz has gone missing. Although a bartender by trade,...

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The Shortest History of China

The Shortest History of China

Author: Linda Jaivin From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics...

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Season 3, Episode 7

Season 3, Episode 7

Happy Mothers' Day! In recognition of mothers everywhere, we're recommending two wonderful and moving books about motherhood. Plus all the usual...

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The Writer Laid Bare

The Writer Laid Bare

Author: Lee Kofman The Writer Laid Bare is a book for everyone who loves the craft of good writing. Be they a voracious reader wanting to know more...

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Brett Dionysius

Brett Dionysius

B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies,...

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Season 3, Episode 6

Season 3, Episode 6

It's ANZAC Day, and we discuss Catch-22, one of the great war novels. We hear from Hani Abdile, Somalian-Australian poet. Plus news and opportunities.

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