This is lovely treat – Author Luc Sante takes us on a walk through the Paris of the nineteenth century, a very different place to now. The fields outside the ‘wall’ he mentions are now where the motorway known as the Peripherique encircles the city, and thousands of people live there.Luc’s sonorous delivery makes this a very meditative aural experience, Ken Naughton’s discreet piano fills in spaces.
Australian duo ‘Bebe et Lulu’ gives the end a french flair.
Music Tracks:Ken Naughton , – Variations – Baby et Lulu- ‘Paris’ and ‘Paris se regarde’
Luc Sante was recorded at the Sydney writers Festival 2016.
Episode twenty-one: Nick earls and Friends read from “Wisdom Tree’
‘Wisdom Tree’ is a series of 5 novellas entitled : Gotham, Venice, Vancouver, Juneau, Noho by prolific author Nick Earls.
The actual books are half size of a normal paperback and fit in your back pocket or purse for a quick read at any moment. The five stories are linked but in subtle ways so each novella stands on its own. Nick has asked several other author friends -Abdel Jasmin-Mageid, Matt Conlon, Liam Piper, Ashley Hay – to read from his works and he also reads himself. In the interview he explains a little about each novella and why he chose that particular author to read from it . No music track in this podcast.
Nick Earls,Abdel Jasmin-Mageid, Matt Conlon, Liam Piper, Ashley Hay were recorded at the Byron writers Festival 2016.
‘Eventual Poppy Day’ by Libby Hathorn, is based around letters a young man sent home from the warfront in WW1, and ‘A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy’ is a children’s picture book story about a young man adopting a homeless dog he befriended in the warzone. Both tales are based on true stories Libby read or researched from actual wartime reporting.
TM Clarke grew up in St Africa and is now an Australian citizen, and her story ‘Tears of the Cheetah, is an adult fictional novel, of the struggle to prevent the decimation of native species in africa , and of the violent conflicts that ensue when poachers see their livelihoods threatened.
If you missed eminent historian, philosopher and academic A. C Grayling speaking in Byron Bay this week because of the incredible drama of the elements- here is a good taste of what you would have heard.
This interview and read was conducted on Arts Canvass Bay FM 99.9 this week.
A.C Grayling interview March 31 2017 Byron Bay
And here Professor Grayling reads an extract for us from his latest book.
The Age of Genius read by the author A.C Grayling
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NARRATIVES LIBRARY!!
The Narratives Library has now been online for a year and has grown from an initial 600 hits per month to now an average of over 40,000 hits and over 30,000 files read each month!
We look forward to expanding the content and genres and the reach of the library with a Narratives National – a half hour national broadcast every week sometime in the future.
Stay tuned and keep dropping by to read more and more great story extracts, straight from the authors’ mouth!
Author Hebe de Souza will be talking about her her fascinating novel ‘ Black British’ on Friday October 28th at 5.30 pm at Heritage House in Bangalow. It’s a catered event so you have to book through Bookworms and Paper mites in Bangalow on 66871396. A big thank-you to Caroline at the bookshop for giving us a copy of the book to giveaway on air today to a lucky Bay FM subscriber!
Click on the book cover to hear Hebe read for Narratives.
Here a more authors reading for you for you to enjoy.
Each week there will be new entries. Go over and listen!
Dominic Smith – The Last Painting of Sarah De Vos.
The connecting thread in this book is a beautiful painting – first we hear Dominic read a description of this work and its provenance, and then we hear from the contemporary owner of the work who has discovered it was removed and a fake substituted without his knowing.
Kate Forsyth – The Wild Girl
The Wild Girl is based on the true story of the Brother’s Grimm and their relationship with a young woman called Dortchen Wild. Dortchen and Wilhelm Grimm are in love but have been prevented from marriage by her father. This is an extra long read of 11 minutes as Kate wanted to give us a whole chapter.
Bob Brown – Green Nomads
And a beautiful photographic book with accompanying text by Bob Brown detailing his love of the Australian bush and his travels around the country.
Here are the latest uploads of authors reading for 5 minutes from their own works. Click on the Book Covers to take you to the reading!
Angela Flournoy – The Turner House – Fiction
A ‘Haint’ is a southern term for a ghost or spirit – and in the house the Turner family inhabit in Detroit in Angela Flournoy’s novel ,it is the children who claim to have witnessed this aggressive materialization.
Ashley Hay – The Railway Man’s Wife – Fiction
The Railway man’s wife is set in Thirroul, a coastal mining town in southern nsw at the end of the second world war. The heroine Ani, struggles to keep her family together after her husband dies in a mining accident.
Louise Doughty – Black Water – Thriller
Indonesia in 1965 was a a terrifying time for anyone deemed a ‘communist’ . Here the main character of the story, John Harper is being told how many thousands of innocent villagers met grisly ends , often by the words of their own terrified neighbours.
Debra Adelaide – The Women’s Pages – Fiction
Debra Adelaide’s heroine , Dove, reads Wuthering Heights to her dying mother in hospital and then becomes obsessed with writing herself.