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Adelaide Writers' Week 2014 Podcasts

31 March 2014


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Day 1 – Saturday 1 March

Dark Hearts: Patrick Holland & Chris Womersley (9.30am)
The Pure Gold Baby: Margaret Drabble (9.30am)
True Romance: Philippa Fioretti, Victoria Purman and Fiona McIntosh (10.45am)
Earth Hour: David Malouf (10.45am)
Kingdom of Strangers: Zoe Ferraris (12pm)
The Hill of Wool: Jenny Bornholdt (12pm)
Read To Me: Mem Fox & Andy Griffiths (1.15pm)
The Critical Distance: Kerryn Goldsworthy, Jennifer Mills & Jeff Sparrow (1.15pm)
Poop – Past, Present and Future: David Waltner-Toews (2.30pm)
The Luminaries: Eleanor Catton (2.30pm)
2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (3.45pm)
True Grit: David Vann & D W Wilson (3.45pm)
Local Heroes: David Day (5pm)
The Signature of All Things: Elizabeth Gilbert (5pm)


Day 2 – Sunday 2 March

Randolph Stow: Gabrielle Carey (9.30am)
The Balkans: Sean McMeekin (9.30am)
Making Modern China: Jung Chang (10.45am)
The Golden Bird: Robert Adamson (10.45am)
Crime and Cowboys: Lenny Bartulin & Zoe Ferraris (12pm)
The Novelists: Margaret Drabble & Helen Dunmore (12pm)
Imagining Worlds: Catherine Jinks & Elizabeth Knox (1.15pm)
On Writing – Love and War: Richard Flanagan (1.15pm)
The Storyteller: Rabih Alameddine (2.30pm)
Harley Loco: Rayya Elias (2.30pm)
First Nations Australian Writers Network (3.45pm)
Griffith Review: Pacific Highways (3.45pm)
Madness: Kate Richards & Jon Jureidini (5pm)
Ballistics: D W Wilson (5pm)


Day 3 – Monday 3 March

Cold Light: Frank Moorhouse (9.30am)
Helium: Jaspreet Singh (9.30am)
Apple Tree Yard: Louise Doughty (10.45am)
A History of Silence: Lloyd Jones (10.45am)
The Past Isn’t Past: Richard Flanagan & Tom Keneally (12pm)
Epic Journeys: Elizabeth Gilbert & Hannah Kent (12pm)
In Translation: Bernardo Atxaga & Jordi Punti (1.15pm)
Dedication: Alexis Wright (1.15pm)
Betrayal: Adriaan van Dis (2.30pm)
Cairo: Chris Womersley (2.30pm)
Piano Lessons: Anna Goldsworthy (3.45pm)
Who Am I?: Rabih Alameddine & Alison Bechdel (3.45pm)
Poetry Reading (5pm)
Burial Rites: Hannah Kent (5pm)
Special Event: What a Wonderful World (6.30pm)


Day 4 – Tuesday 4 March

A World of Other People: Steven Carroll (9.30am)
Lost Fathers: Jordi Punti & D W Wilson (9.30am)
The Following: Roger McDonald (10.45am)
Trust: Louise Doughty & Fiona McFarlane (10.45am)
Radiance: Louis Nowra (12pm)
The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: Alexander McCall Smith (12pm)
Obabakoak: Bernardo Atxaga (1.15pm)
Unapologetic: Francis Spufford (1.15pm)
For God and Country: Amy Espeseth & Kathryn Heyman (2.30pm)
Narcopolis: Jeet Thayil (2.30pm)
How Story Finds a Form: Lisa Jacobson, Gregory O’Brien & Mark Tredinnick (3.45pm)
The Flamethrowers: Rachel Kushner (3.45pm)
The Poet’s Wife: Mandy Sayer (5pm)
Goat Mountain: David Vann (5pm)
Special Event: 1914 (6.30pm)


Day 5 – Wednesday 5 March

Love and Poetry: Mark Tredinnick (9.30am)
Uses and Abuses of History: Margaret MacMillan (9.30am)
WWI: Stephen Daisley, Helen Dunmore & Geoff Page (10.45am)
Eureka: Clare Wright (10.45am)
On Travel: Michelle de Kretser & Jaspreet Singh (12pm)
The Great Debate: Marcus Chown & Francis Spufford (12pm)
Mortal Fire: Elizabeth Knox (1.15pm)
Telling Stories: Rachel Kushner & Fiona McFarlane (1.15pm)
Jade Ladder: Yang Lian (2.30pm)
The Consequences of History: Henry Reynolds & Adriaan van Dis (2.30pm)
My Beautiful Enemy: Cory Taylor (3.45pm)
Barracuda: Christos Tsiolkas (3.45pm)
Damned If I Do: Philip Nitschke (5pm)
The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: Alexander McCall Smith (5pm)
Special Event: A History of Christianity (6.30pm)


Day 6 – Thursday 6 March

The Lie: Helen Dunmore (9.30am)
Gotland: Fiona Capp (9.30am)
Love in War Time: Steven Carroll & Cory Taylor (10.45am)
Questions of Travel: Michelle de Kretser (10.45am)
His Own Steam: Gregory O’Brien (12pm)
Role Models: John Waters (12pm)
The Colony: Kristyn Harman & Henry Reynolds (1.15pm)
Faith Based: Diarmaid MacCulloch & Francis Spufford (1.15pm)
Improving the News: Geoff Page (2.30pm)
Reading in the Marketplace (2.30pm)
Subcultures: Jeet Thayil & Christos Tsiolkas (3.45pm)
The Reef: Iain McCalman (3.45pm)
The Great War: Paul Ham (5pm)
Yuendumu Doors: Philip Jones (5pm)