And so it begins…

Publication Day is Monday 2 April, although I'm not sure what it actually means, because nothing actually happens on the day. Some bookshops already have Elizabeth Macarthur on their shelves, others will no doubt get it in over the next few weeks. The launch party, a private function for friends and family, will be held a week or so later. My lovely publicist has lined up lots of talks and radio interviews for me but none are scheduled for Monday. Well, one was, with Wendy Harmer on the ABC Sydney [...]

2018-03-31T16:36:57+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Elizabeth Macarthur|8 Comments

Interview with Bill Wilkie, author of The Daintree Blockade

Last week I reviewed The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia's Tropical Rainforests. This week Bill Wilkie, the author of that excellent book, kindly took the time to answer some questions for me. He's also generously made a special offer to readers of this blog, Adventures in Biography. Details at the bottom of this post... Bill grew up in Brisbane and studied sociology and Australian history at the University of Queensland. He has lived in London, Dublin and Sydney, and travelled throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Bill now lives in [...]

2018-03-25T12:05:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Author Interviews, Writing|6 Comments

Eat Your History by Jacqui Newling – Review and Interview

Hands up if you love to cook? Keep your hand up if you are interested in Australian history? Still with me?  Then do I have the perfect book for you (or for someone you know - Christmas is just around the corner and books are ever so easy to wrap...) Eat Your History: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens is a wonderful, and very beautiful, collection of recipes, social history and historical insights. According to the author, "This book invites you to share forgotten tastes and lost techniques, and rediscover [...]

2018-03-24T02:15:05+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Book Review, Colonial History|3 Comments

9 Questions: an interview with Eleanor Limprecht, author of Long Bay

 Take note now so you can tell your bookish friends “I told you so.”  Eleanor Limprecht is an Australian writer you’re likely to hear a lot more about. Limprecht is in the throes of launching her new book, Long Bay (which I reviewed last week) but she kindly took the time to answer some questions for me.  Her answers are thoughtful and articulate – just like her books, really. And in a literary scoop for Adventures in Biography, read on to discover just how recently Limprecht became an Australian citizen – [...]

2018-03-21T15:17:04+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Author Interviews, Writing|4 Comments