Category: Interviews

  • Interview with Katya de Beccera: Haunted by the desire to know the truth.

    Interview with Katya de Beccera: Haunted by the desire to know the truth.

    By Louise Sapphira Valuing the importance of family, whilst also staying true to your beliefs. Young adult fiction can have as many twists and turns, hopes and tribulations as adult fiction. The category allows the reader to relate with the protagonists and their stories, by drawing attention to our own youth – past or present.…

  • Interview with Robyn Cadwallader: Time has travelled but the warmth in our hearts has stayed

    Interview with Robyn Cadwallader: Time has travelled but the warmth in our hearts has stayed

    By Louise Sapphira Centuries can pass, but relating to the pain and the injustices that people have and continue to experience is still powerful Historical fiction can speak to the reader about the present by engaging with the past. In The Fire and the Rose, Robyn Cadwallader achieves this by depicting the expulsion of Jews…

  • Interview with Adrian Eppel

    Interview with Adrian Eppel

    Interview by Jill Sioson Writer, Director, Editor, and Cinematographer. Founder of AGrade Media.   Adrian Eppel is a self-motivated, opportunistic, story-teller; who is never not creating. His perseverance and optimistic outlook towards his craft and the industry leaves one inspired to pursue their own passions and to be reminded that “everything will work out in…

  • Ronnie Scott Interview

    Ronnie Scott Interview

    By Samuel Elliott Ronnie Scott was born in Newcastle, grew up in Brisbane and lives in Melbourne. In 2007 he founded The Lifted Brow, an independent literary magazine. He is board chair and president of TLB, the non-profit organisation that publishes The Lifted Brow and Brow Books, and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at RMIT University. Ronnie is a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow and a writer of essays and criticism. The Adversary is…

  • R.W.R. McDonald Interview

    R.W.R. McDonald Interview

    By Samuel Elliott Rob McDonald is a Kiwi living in Melbourne with his two daughters and an extended rainbow family including HarryCat and Stevie Nicks the chicken. Rob attended Faber Academy’s Writing a Novel Stage 1 and Stage 2 and an excerpt of The Nancys was published in the Faber Writing Academy ‘Writing a Novel’…

  • Julie Keys Interview

    Julie Keys Interview

    by Samuel Elliott Julie Keys lives in the Illawarra region on the NSW south coast. Her short stories have been published across a range of Australian journals. Julie has worked as a tutor, a registered nurse, a youth worker and as a clinical trials coordinator. She is now studying a PhD in creative arts at…

  • Elliot Perlman Interview.

    Elliot Perlman Interview.

    by Samuel Elliott. Elliot Perlman’s Three Dollarswon the Age Book of the Year Award, the Betty Trask Award (UK), the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mail On Sunday Book of the Year Award (UK) as well as for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Elliot Perlman also…

  • Interview with Susan Carland

    Interview with Susan Carland

    Interviewed by Abby Claridge. Like many feminists, Susan Carland faces criticism for her views. But, unlike many Western feminists, her Muslim faith is often bought up in an effort to delegitimize her views. For those who do not prescribe to a religious viewpoint, it can be hard to understand how a religion that the media…

  • Interview with Judith Beveridge.

    Interview with Judith Beveridge.

    Interviewer: Abby Claridge. There is a reason Judith Beveridge is considered one of the most iconic contemporary Australian poets of today. Her style is refined and her development as writer has been showcased since her first publication 21 years ago. I’m embarrassed to admit that I had only read a few of her poems before…

  • Interview with Solli Raphael.

    Interview with Solli Raphael.

    By Abby Claridge. ‘This Australian air is polluted with choking from our own depression, and if we don’t fight for our rights it’s like mixing hemimorphite and pegmatite, so that you can think as fast as the speed of light. But if you’re not speaking your own sight, even though you might despite the fright…

  • Interview with Anna Forsyth by Senaj Alijevski

    Interview with Anna Forsyth by Senaj Alijevski

    It was a pleasure for our journals to get an opportunity to Interview Anne Forsyth. She’s a writer who is based in Newcastle and manages ‘Girls on key’. Girls on Key hosts events in Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney. The events started as music in 2014 and changed to poetry in 2015. They feature female and…

  • Author interview with Isobelle Carmody.

    Author interview with Isobelle Carmody.

    By Skye Jenner. I first read one of Isobelle Carmody’s books when I was ten-years-old – actually, it was one of the first books that my Mum decided to lend me – Billy Thunder and the Night Gate. Ever since then, I have absolutely loved every story of hers that I have managed to get…

  • Interview with Sophie Masson

    Interview with Sophie Masson

    By Arianne James interviewing Sophie Masson

  • Interview with Tricia Dearborn

    Interview with Tricia Dearborn

    Tricia Dearborn was interviewed by Oscar O-Neill-Pugh What are you currently reading? I have a passion for chemistry – my first degree was a double major in chemistry and biochemistry – and my next poetry collection, Autobiochemistry, takes its title from a poem sequence that’s largely autobiographical, but seen through the lens of the chemical…

  • Interview with Eloise Faichney

    Interview with Eloise Faichney

    By Tina Tsironis Eloise Faichney is an emerging writer from Melbourne, Australia. Co-Senior Editor of literary journals Other Terrain and Backstory, her work has been published in Bukker Tilibul, Stormcloud Poets Anthology and Smut Zine. She recently returned from Yale University in New Haven, where she attended the Yale Writer’s Conference. She sat down with Tina…