We're switching things up for Season 9: Welcome to The Re-Read. In this mini-season, we check in with a selection of past guests to find out what they've been working on. Expect lots of books, some babies and plenty of chat.
This season works a little differently, without book recommendations from us at the start of each episode. But we promise you'll still get plenty of books added to your TBR!
Interview 1: Tobias Madden
Tobias grew up in Ballarat and worked for 10 years as a performer touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals, including Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin' in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls. We first spoke to him for Better Words in 2019 when he edited and published Underdog, the first #LoveOzYA short story collection for previously unpublished Aussie writers. In 2019, he also wrote a cabaret show, Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences and several cities. In 2021, we spoke to him about his debut YA novel Anything But Fine. Now we're chatting about his second book, Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell.
Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell is available now in Australia and out soon in the US.
Interview 2: Nina Kenwood
Nina Kenwood has worked in the book industry for over a decade, including with Melbourne’s iconic Readings bookshop. We first spoke to her about her Text Prize-winning debut, It Sounded Better In My Head. She had also only just given birth when we first spoke to her, so we were excited to see how motherhood has impacted her writing journey in this chat about her new novel, Unnecessary Drama.