A shell to your ear

Since releasing my new novel Mother of Pearl on 1 August, I’ve had the great pleasure of being interviewed for several radio book shows as well as my two favourite writerly podcasts.

The Garret: Writers on Writing is, as the tagline says, a podcast ‘by writers, for writers’, helmed by Astrid Edwards. I’ve been a fan since its inception and was thrilled when Astrid invited me to be interviewed. Astrid is an insightful interviewer and reviewer, and I was delighted (and relieved!) to learn that she’d enjoyed reading Mother of Pearl. In this podcast, we talk about the transition from writing genre to literary fiction, and discuss empathy and writing. I also talk about the most common questions I get asked in my day job at Writers Victoria.

My other favourite writerly podcast is The First Time Podcast, ‘one part reality series, one part writers’ masterclass’. Co-hosted by warm and talented authors Kate Mildenhall and Katherine Collette, I spoke with Kate about:

With Kate Mildenhall in the RMIT studios for The First Time
  • Shifting from writing crime to literary fiction (which I riff on here)
  • Writing a novel through a PhD at Monash University
With Mel Cranenburgh in the 3RRR studio for Backstory

I’ve recently subscribed to 3RRR’s Backstory podcast, a show about books, stories, the craft of writing — and the people behind the lines. And I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Melissa Cranenburgh for Backstory in August. Talking books with Melissa, on or off air, is always a pleasure. You can listen to the podcast of our interview here.

On top of all this, I was delighted to be interviewed by Barbie Robinson in the lead up to the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival. Barbie is part of Living Arts Canberra, a not-for-profit arts media company, which is the official podcaster of the Terror Australis Festival. Our interview, together with Barbie’s pleasing review of my novel The Dying Beach can be found here.

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About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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2 Responses to A shell to your ear

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    How wonderful you’ve had a chance to be heard in so many different places, Angela. I’m delighted that you and Mother of Pearl are getting a little of the attention you deserve. And, of course, it’s such a good thing to be connected to others in the literary community. I hope that keeps up for you.

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    • Thanks Margot. The podcasts are a wonderful way to connect with the writing community here. The producers are very generous, all volunteering their time in order to create a more robust writing community. I salute them!

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