Podcast: Literary Scandals and Hoaxes

Podcast: Literary Scandals and Hoaxes

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As the scandal surrounding the less than truthful A.J. Finn grows, author and journalist Caroline Overington talks to Cheryl Akle about the impact on the bestselling author and his reputation – and they remember another literary hoax, much closer to home.

Podcast Guest: Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is the Associate Editor of the iconic magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Caroline has won the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism twice, and she’s a former winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch prize for journalism, and of the Blake Dawson prize.

She is the author of five bestselling novels: Ghost Child, I Came to Say Goodbye, Matilda is Missing, Sisters of Mercy and No Place Like Home.

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                      A.J. Finn
                      About the author

                      A.J. Finn

                      A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in forty-three territories worldwide and will be released as a major motion picture from 20th Century Studios in May 2020. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for many years before returning to New York City.

                      Books by A.J. Finn

                      Caroline Overington
                      About the author

                      Caroline Overington

                      Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist. She has previously written for the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian and the Australian Women’s Weekly, and has twice won Australia’s prestigious journalism award, The Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has written eleven books, including Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015 and I Came To Say Goodbye, shortlisted for both Book of the Year, and Fiction Book of the Year, at the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards.  She has profiled some of the world’s most famous women including Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, and lives in Sydney with her family, a blue dog and a lizard.

                      Books by Caroline Overington

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                      1. Kerry Stewart says:

                        A fascinating conversation, Cheryl and Caroline. You have unpicked complex issues in an entertaining and stimulating way.
                        I was a bookseller at the time of Norma Khoury’s book. I loved the book and took my mother to a literary lunch with Norma and – like you – was completely taken in by her. How I wished she had published that book as fiction.

                        Tiger Woods is another charismatic person who comes to
                        mind – completely living a double life. Perhaps people with such gifts and charisma find life too easy, they need a challenge, need the intrigue …. but I wonder how they put themselves back together when they have been caught out so publicly? Now, that would be an interesting novel in the hands of one of our great crime writers like Michael Rowbotham or Dervla McTiernan !