Ryan Cropp: Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ryan Cropp shares with Gabriella the multiplicity of choices he made while writing Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country, the biography of Donald Horne, a prominent and outspoken Australian journalist, writer, public intellectual and social critic. Last week, The State Library of NSW shortlisted A Life in the Lucky Country for the 2024 National Biography Award.
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Marcia Biederman: The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Marcia Biederman shares with Gabriella her approach to writing The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill, Abortion, Death and Concealment in Victorian New England.
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Cathy Perkins: The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Cathy Perkins chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing The Shelf Life of Zora Cross, the biography of Zora Cross, a prolific writer who caused a literary sensation in 1917 with her provocative series of erotic sonnets that celebrated sexual passion.
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Carl Rollyson: The Life of William Faulkner

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, veteran American biographer Carl Rollyson chats with Gabriella about his two-volume biography of William Faulkner, a giant of literature who won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for some of the most innovative and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The first volume: The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead is followed by The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox. Carl also published William Faulkner Day by Day, which provides a unique insight into the minute of Faulkner’s daily life and relationships.
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Sarah George. GAMU: The Dreamtime Stories, Life and Feelings of Big Bill Neidjie

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Sarah George chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing GAMU: The Dreamtime Stories, Life and Feelings of Big Bill Neidjie. Known as Kakadu Man
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Ann-Marie-Priest

Ann-Marie Priest: My Tongue Is My Own

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ann-Marie Priest chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing her award-winning biography My Tongue Is My Own, the first biography of Gwen Harwood, one of Australia’s most distinctive poets. My Tongue Is My Own follows Harwood from her childhood in 1920s Brisbane, to her final years in Hobart in the 1990s.
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Ryan Cropp: Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country

July 18, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ryan Cropp shares with Gabriella the multiplicity of choices he made while writing Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country, the biography of Donald Horne, a prominent and outspoken Australian journalist, writer, public intellectual and social critic. Last week, The State Library of NSW shortlisted A Life in the Lucky Country for the 2024 National Biography Award.

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Marcia Biederman: The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill

July 11, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Marcia Biederman shares with Gabriella her approach to writing The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill, Abortion, Death and Concealment in Victorian New England.

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Cathy Perkins: The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

July 4, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Cathy Perkins chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing The Shelf Life of Zora Cross, the biography of Zora Cross, a prolific writer who caused a literary sensation in 1917 with her provocative series of erotic sonnets that celebrated sexual passion.

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Carl Rollyson: The Life of William Faulkner

June 27, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, veteran American biographer Carl Rollyson chats with Gabriella about his two-volume biography of William Faulkner, a giant of literature who won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for some of the most innovative and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The first volume: The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead is followed by The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox. Carl also published William Faulkner Day by Day, which provides a unique insight into the minute of Faulkner’s daily life and relationships.

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Sarah George. GAMU: The Dreamtime Stories, Life and Feelings of Big Bill Neidjie

June 20, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Sarah George chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing GAMU: The Dreamtime Stories, Life and Feelings of Big Bill Neidjie. Known as Kakadu Man

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Ann-Marie-Priest

Ann-Marie Priest: My Tongue Is My Own

June 13, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Ann-Marie Priest chats with Gabriella about the choices she made while writing her award-winning biography My Tongue Is My Own, the first biography of Gwen Harwood, one of Australia’s most distinctive poets. My Tongue Is My Own follows Harwood from her childhood in 1920s Brisbane, to her final years in Hobart in the 1990s.

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Mark McKenna: An Eye for Eternity. The Life of Manning Clark

June 6, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, the historian Mark McKenna chats with Gabriella about the choices he made while writing An Eye for Eternity. The Life of Manning Clark, the biography of Australia’s legendary historian, Manning Clark.

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Nancy Hurrell: The Egan Irish Harps

May 30, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Nancy Hurrell, an acclaimed harpist and harp historian, chats with Gabriella about her book The Egan Irish Harps: Tradition, Patrons and Players.

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Brett Mason

Brett Mason: Wizards of Oz

May 23, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation,Brett Mason chats with Gabriella about the choices he made while writing Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world.

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Joel Stephen Birnie: My People’s Songs: How an Indigenous Family Survived Colonial Tasmania

May 16, 2024

In this episode of Biographers in Conversation, Joel Stephen Birnie chats with Gabriella about My People’s Songs: How an Indigenous Family Survived Colonial Tasmania, his historical biography of Tarenootairer

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