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Podcast: Tim Slee on How he Wrote a Great Aussie Yarn Sitting in Airports Around the World

November 11, 2019

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Tim Slee talks to Cheryl Akle about his very international life and travels, and his very Australian debut novel, Taking Tom Murray Home.

About the author:

Tim Slee is an Australian journalist with a wanderlust. Born in Papua New Guinea to Australian parents who sprang from sheep country in the Mid-North and Far North of South Australia, he worked for several years for the Stock Journal in Adelaide before moving to Canberra and then Sydney where he worked for the Attorney General’s Department. Since then he has lived in Denmark, Canada, Australia and is currently on contract in Denmark again with a multinational pharmaceutical company. Although, according to his favourite airline, he has been around the world with them 22 times and visited 54 countries, Australia is still his physical and emotional home base. Taking Tom Murray Home is his first novel, and the winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize.

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  1. Tracey (Carpe Librum blog)

    Loved this interview and enjoyed listening to the conversation, but the constant sniffing/intakes of breath by the author drove me nuts. Maybe the microphone was too close?

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