This week Caroline Overington (stepping in for Cheryl Akle) is joined by Australian author Amanda Curtin to discuss her latest book, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. Together they discuss the importance of writing about historical figures, particularly women, and the immense amount of research required to write a memoir.
Podcast Guest: Amanda Curtin
Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), and short story collection Inherited (2011).Elemental was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and in 2016 was published in the UK. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly,Island, Indigo, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and several anthologies. She has also worked as a book editor for many years. Amanda lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.