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Better Reading’s top 5 podcasts with 5 remarkable authors

September 28, 2018

Today is International Podcast Day, a day to commemorate the awe-inspiring power of the podcast! To celebrate, we’ve composed a list of the top 5 Better Reading Stories Behind The Story podcasts, where we have interviewed a host of remarkable authors about their journey to becoming a writer.

You can listen to all our podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher for Android.

Tim Winton:

Tim Winton is one of Australia’s most treasured writers. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for ShallowsCloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). In this podcast, Winton opens up about his personal life with candour and poetry. It’s one of our most memorable and unmissable recordings to date.


Jamila Rizvi:

Jamila is author of the best-selling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn. On this memorable podcast Cheryl Akle discusses Canberra and women in the workplace with a woman of remarkable endurance, strength, and courage. Jamila is not to be missed.

Nigella Lawson:

Nigella Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer. In this podcast, Cheryl Akle talks with Nigella Lawson about her career, the magic of sourdough, and what makes a good cook book. A Better Reading celebrity appearance that is certainly one of a kind.

Marian Keyes:

Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. In this stand-out podcast, Cheryl Akle talks with Marian about writing, feminism, and her most recent book, ‘The Break.’ Having sold over 35 million copies of her 12 novels, Marian’s astounding journey of success is truly remarkable listening.

Emily Rodda:

Emily Rodda is a beloved Australian children’s book author, best-known for the Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin and Rondo series. In this magical podcast, Cheryl Akle and Emily discuss the importance of children’s fiction, and how Emily came to be a successful author. This podcast is certainly a trip down memory lane, and reminds us all of the ways in which our lives have been touched by the books we read as kids.


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