There are two things we all seem to love: a great historical novel and an interesting podcast. We’ve combined the two for you to make a great summer listening playlist. Here are six fascinating podcasts featuring authors who have written some of the best historical novels of the year.
Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose and has since written over a dozen bestsellers. Here she talks about her childhood, life as an actress, and the true tale behind her latest number #1 historical novel, Khaki Town.
J.R. Lonie is otherwise known as John Lonie, a screenwriter, playwright and script editor whose credits include some of Australia’s top TV dramas and films. In this fascinating podcast he talks about writing, screenwriting, and when it’s time to call yourself a writer, as well as his novel, The Woman From Saint Germain.
Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland, with an early memory of flat country and a broad sky. Growing up, she loved two things best: reading and the bush, whether playing in creek beds and paddocks, or climbing a tree to sit with a book. Joy now lives in London, but her connection to the land continues with her novels set in Australia. In this podcast Joy Rhoades talks about growing up in Australia, living in London and how her latest Australian historical, The Burnt Country is a love letter to home.
Diane Armstrong is a child Holocaust survivor who arrived in Australia from Poland in 1948. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, here she talks about her fascinating life, from Poland to Australia, journalism to travel, how her career as a bestselling author began and her latest novel, The Collaborator.
Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. Here he talks about growing up in Cuba, life in New York, and his latest novel, The Daughter’s Tale.
Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Amazon Kindle-bestselling author. She has worked in and around the Adelaide media for nearly thirty years as an ABC television and radio journalist, a speechwriter to a premier, political adviser, editor, media adviser and private-sector communications consultant. She is a regular guest at writers’ festivals, has been nominated for a number of readers choice awards. Here she talks about the fascinating real-life women of her bestselling novel, The Land Girls.