This week I've been in conversation with two lovely writers,
both of whom have
posted our chats on their websites.
Emma Ashmere's new short story collection
Dreams They Forgot
will be published
by Wakefield Press on 1st September 2020.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Emma's short stories have been widely
published including in
Overland, Review of
Australian Fiction, Sleepers Almanac, Etchings, Spineless Wonders,
Commonwealth Writers literary magazine
She was shortlisted for the 2019
Commonwealth Writers Short Story Award, 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award,
2018 Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize, and the 2001 Age Short Story
Emma lives in northern New South Wales and my conversation with her can be
Rachael Mead is a poet, writer and arts reviewer living in South Australia.
She's had an eclectic life, working as an archaeologist, environmental
campaigner and seller of books both old and new. She has an Honours degree in
Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Creative
Writing and is an affiliate of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at
the University of Adelaide.
She is a novelist and poet, and her debut novel
The Application of Pressure
was released by Affirm Press in May 2020. Rachael has published four collections of poetry:
The Flaw in the Pattern
(UWA Publishing 2018),
The Sixth Creek
Press 2013) and the chapbooks
Sliding Down the Belly of the World
Press 2012) and
The Quiet Blue World
(Garron Publishing 2015).
to see what Rachael and I chatted about.