Rachael Mead speaks with Sarah L’Estrange about the challenges of turning from poetry to fiction, reflecting on her latest novel, The Art of Breaking Ice.
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Rachael Mead is a novelist, poet and affiliate of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. Her work has been published widely in Australia and internationally, including in Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Westerly, Cordite, Island, Southerly, Australian Poetry Journal and Magma Poetry UK. Her debut novel The Application of Pressure was released in 2020. Her most recent book is The Art of Breaking Ice.
Sarah L'Estrange has worked in arts broadcasting on ABC Radio National for almost 20 years. She currently produces The Book Show, Radio National and has interviewed many wonderful Australian and international authors.