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The Compulsive Reader's author interviews, book chat, literary discussions, readings and more. It's an audio haven for book lovers! Recent and upcoming guests include Terry Denton, Marion Halligan, Sir Ken Robinson, Emily Ballou, Sofie Laguna, Matthew Riley, John Banville, Felicity Plunkett, Mark Coker, Peter Bowerman, Eric Maisel, Ramona Koval, Tim Flannery, Carl Zimmer, Gail Jones, Jane Smiley, Frank Delaney, Ben Okri, and many more.

On-Demand Episodes

The author of Lemniscate talks about her novel, the relationship between fact and fiction, her characters, her own travels, her next project, and lots more.

Marion Halligan reads from and talks about her new novel Valley of Grace, about its French setting, it's themes, about being a reader as much as a writer and the connection between reader and writer, and lots more.

The author of The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore returns to The Compulsive Reader on his own to talk about his novel, his characters, deja vu, about the relationship between teaching and writing, and lots more.

Children's author (Storymaze, Wombat in the City), illustrator, and humourist Terry Denton talks about his work, his latest Wombat in the City, on literary humour in general and lots more.

The author of Ambulances & Dreamers talks about her new book, Express Media, poetry in Australia, poetry for young people, and lots more.

The author of Exit, Pursued by a Bee talks about his book, science fiction, his SciFi mag Escape Velocity, and lots more.

The author of The Voice of the Muse talks about his book, the ideas behind it, his "rules" for writing and living, the relationship between prose, and lots more.

In this exciting show, we bring two of Australia's leading poets together for an hour of poetry, discussion and debate. Joel Deane has won two national awards for his poetry and fiction. His novel, Another, and his first poetry book... more

Mike French and Paul Burman, Editors of The View From Here magazine(http://www.viewfromheremagazine.com) will be talking about their literary journal, their own novels The Dandelion Tree and The Snowing and... more

The author of The Steele Diaries talks about her latest novel, on being a sophomore, on the Australian artworld, on her mother-daughter-absent father theme, and lots more.