Author Archives: Angela Savage

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 She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award.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.

Australian historical fiction reading list

(Whispering, so as not to jinx it) I am having a go at writing historical fiction set in Australia – specifically Melbourne and Queensland – in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mindful of the need to be a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Gravy Day

Fans of the general knowledge crossword in The Age newspaper would have read this clue for 18 across last Saturday: Now a quintessential Australian Christmas anthem, what song written by Australian musician Paul Kelly in 1996, has given rise to … Continue reading

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Minds Went Walking

I am so excited to be part of Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly’s Songs Reimagined, to be released by Fremantle Press in a matter of weeks. The book is the brainchild of co-editors Jock Serong, Mark Smith and Neil A … Continue reading

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Felony and Fun

Crime fiction can be deadly serious, but it can also have a lighter, even amusing side. On Friday 28 October, on behalf of Sisters in Crime Australia, I take great delight in interrogating authors Kirsty Manning, Katherine Kovacic, and Lucia … Continue reading

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Hilary Mantel, my mother and me

When my mother Olgamary was first diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2010, I asked if she had any regrets. Without missing a beat, she said, “I might not live to read the sequel to Wolf Hall.” The story became so well-known … Continue reading

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Terror Australis 2022

I am greatly looking forward to returning to Tasmania next month for the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival 2022 (TAF2022). I had the great pleasure of being part of the inaugural festival in 2019 in Cygnet and the digital … Continue reading

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Port Fairy Literary Weekend

I’m thrilled to bits to be appearing at the inaugural Port Fairy Literary Weekend, brainchild of local bookseller Jo Canham of Blarney Books. Officially, I have two events: Launch of The Settlement by Jock Serong Hosted by Angela Savage Sat … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Read

‘Grab your book, blanket and beanie – we’re hibernating with books this winter!’ In my day job as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria, I’m part of a working group behind the Warm Winter Read, a campaign designed to encourage readers … Continue reading

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Willy Lit Fest 2022: Days Like These

I am delighted to be appearing at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival aka Willy Lit Fest, with the theme ‘Days Like These’. I first appeared at Willy Lit Fest 15 years ago as an emerging crime writer, alongside Garry Disher … Continue reading

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St Kilda Writers Festival 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but after multiple Covid cancellations, the St Kilda Writers Festival is happening late-May. Sisters in Crime Australia is a festival partner and thanks to them, I’ve got a number of choice gigs and I’m … Continue reading

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