Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

Australia

Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.

Episodes

March arts festivals in review  

International theatre producer Richard Jordan reviews the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, and Tasmania's Ten Days on the Island festival.

Artemis Cooper on Elizabeth Jane Howard  

We examine the life and fiction of the twentieth-century English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard, best-known for her series The Cazalets.

Australia Council CEO on the fallout from Catalyst  

Tony Grybowski, the Chief Executive of the Australia Council, on the impact that the government's scrapped Catalyst arts fund has had, both on the Australia Council and on the arts sector across Australia.

Ashley Hay's novel A Hundred Small Lessons  

On old weatherboard house in the suburban Brisbane is at the heart of of Ashley Hay's new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons.

The persistence of spinsters in literature  

Why are unmarried older women still so negatively stereotyped in contemporary fiction?

A novel called Fear: Dirk Kurbjuweit  

What if the man downstairs began spying on you? Began listening to your conversations? Dirk Kurbjuweit on his novel Fear.

The Vinyl Frontier: The Windmills of Your Mind  

We journey beyond the Vinyl Frontier to listen to the 1968 track The Windmills of Your Mind again, and again, and again.

Michael Adams: In Praise of Profanity  

Is swearing a sign of moral failing? Or an important mode of expression?

Heard This and Thought of You:  Helen Garner  

This letter is by writer Helen Garner, inspired by Johan Sebastian Bach's Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Adagio e Dolce

STC's Chimerica: echoes of Tiananmen in a new world order  

The shifts in the power balance between China and the US since 1989 are explored in the new Sydney Theatre Company production, Chimerica.

2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize announced  

Damen O'Brien and Louis Klee are the joint winners of the 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize from the Australian Book Review.

Carlos Celdran: Walk This Way  

From tour guide to sold out theatre shows - Carlos Celdran uses Philippine history as his narrative.

Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon  

In May, film maker and photographer Tracey Moffatt will represent Australia at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Brook Andrew: The right to offend is sacred  

Reconsidering history with a twenty-five year retrospective.

The Vinyl Frontier: The Windmills of Your Mind  

We journey beyond the Vinyl Frontier to listen to the 1968 track The Windmills of Your Mind again, and again, and again.

Acoustic life of Sheds  

What's in that old shed up on the hill, what stories does it hold? An art and musical trail of five sheds in Tasmania fill them with sound.

STC's Chimerica: echoes of Tiananmen in a new world order  

The shifts in the power balance between China and the US since 1989 are explored in the new Sydney Theatre Company production, Chimerica.

Book to film adaptation: Jasper Jones  

Award winning Australian novel Jasper Jones has been adapted to the screen, how does the film compare to the book?

Heard This and Thought of You:  Helen Garner  

This letter is by writer Helen Garner, inspired by Johan Sebastian Bach's Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Adagio e Dolce

Trainspotting live  

A theatrical adaptation of Irvine Welsh's generation-defining novel, Trainspotting, is on now in Melbourne.

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