Stories on the Wireless

Originally posted on Barry Lee Thompson:
Next week’s Cover to Cover on Vision Australia Radio will feature stories from my recently released book Broken Rules and Other Stories. Listen to ‘Their Cruel Routines’ and ‘The Americans’ on the radio in Australia or online anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The program will be available as a podcast after broadcast. Cover to Cover, Friday 23 October at 8:00PM (repeated Sunday 25 October at 1:30PM). For more information on this and other Vision Australia Radio programs, and to find handy online listening links, go to the VAR website, here. Cover… Continue reading Stories on the Wireless

Careering on the radio

A careers officer gets more than they bargained for when meeting schoolboy Mike for the last appointment of the day. Thanks to Tim McQueen for reading my short story ‘Careering’ on last week’s edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover. If you missed the original broadcast, you can listen to the podcast of the program here. ‘Careering’ is from Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge, September 2020). Happy listening. Continue reading Careering on the radio

Broken Rules and Other Stories, update

Some early reviews have appeared. There’s a write-up in Westerly, here, and one from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, here. The book’s release date was changed to 1 September with the COVID-19 reschedule. There’s still a chance it might come out a bit earlier, possibly late August. But the main thing is it’s printed and waiting to meet the world. For more info, visit Transit Lounge at their website, below. Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories, update

Broken Rules and Other Stories | Transit Lounge, September 2020

From derelict industrial districts, to a lonely highway diner, to the faded charm of a British seaside resort, these are stories of growing up marginalised and living in working-class England and Australia. There are just over two months to go now until the release of Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge). A new title for a new season. I’m looking forward to it. Why not check out the details at the Transit Lounge website, here. If it looks like it might be your cup of tea, I’d love you to add it to your September reading list. The book … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories | Transit Lounge, September 2020

Winter

Originally posted on Elwood Writers:
Here in the room, the fire crackles, and in the distance, the clatter of the roller-coaster. So This Is Winter, Jennifer Bryce In our corner of the southern hemisphere the weather is turning colder and the nights are drawing in. And so, a year on from its first broadcast, our special wintry edition of Cover to Cover has been scheduled to hit the Vision Australia Radio airwaves again on 10 & 12 July. We hope you’ll be able to join us, wherever you are, and whatever your season. We’ll provide listening information closer to the… Continue reading Winter