Welcome to Part 2 of our WOM Sydney Writers' Festival coverage - our fourth episode! Debut sensation Sophie Green, talks about her outback adventure The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club; Stella Prize Winner Charlotte Wood discusses her latest novel Love and Hunger - such a good book for a cooking show; and Welsh debut author Emma Glass talks about her astonishing novel Peach.
Recommended readsThe recommendations from authors just keep coming. This latest offering hails from our second episode of the Sydney Writers' Festival, and includes recommendations from Stella Prize Winner Charlotte Wood, debut authors Sophie Green, as well as from the very well-read crowd at the Sydney Writers' Festival. There will be no excuses come the book-club choosing.
Portrait of a recipeWe caught up with Richard Fidler at the 2018 Sydney Writer's Festival to talk about his latest book Saga Land, which he co-authored with his dear friend Kari Gislason. In it, he included a recipe for Icelandic fish soup because, says Richard, "wherever you go in Iceland ... they tend to have these little cafes ... that only have about four or five things on the menu ... and nearly every one of them had Icelandic fish soup.
Sarah's reviewPrepare to be surprised, puzzled and disoriented. Peach, by young debut author Emma Glass, is a vivid, visceral novella that opens in a nightmare. The protagonist Peach, staggers home after being assaulted, blood trickling down her legs, and the smell of her attacker on her skin. Nothing will ever be the same again. She has changed, but her reality hasn’t. Her assault stalks her waking life: it contaminates her work, home life and romance.
Books from three top authorsThanks to publishers Hachette and Bloomsbury, we have more books to give away this week for our special Sydney Writers' Festival series. All you need to do to win is SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel, then SHARE on social media using the hashtags #WordofMouthTV #SydWritersFest and tell the world why Word of Mouth TV is the freshest, hottest cooking and book show ever!
There were no shortage of book recommendations flowing from this year's Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF). Authors, festival-goers and volunteers all had wonderful reading moments to share. We couldn't fit them all in one article, so we will spread them over three: SWF Part 1, SWF Part 2 and SWF Volunteers. Richard Fidler, Annabel Crabb and two festival-goers all share their reading and cookbook tips.
What a smashing few days we had at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. There was such a banquet of ideas and authors to choose from that we were spoilt for choice. This year, we interviewed Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan, Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood, the inimitable Richard Fidler, the amazing Annabel Crabb, Australia’s Sophie Green and Wales’ own Emma Glass.
What an amazing journey it’s been. We started with a dream. We wanted to celebrate two things that we really love – cooking and reading. Wouldn’t it be fun, we thought, to cook a meal inspired by a book … and then invite the author of that book over to enjoy our feast and talk about their creative journey and inspirations. We had no money. We had no time. We had no idea. And it's been a blast!
Wow! What a fabulous few days we’ve had at the Sydney Writers Festival. The Carriageworks is a great venue – plenty of space, groovy eateries and bars, and wonderful lounges to relax after author sessions. And what a fabulous line-up of authors. It has a great central hub that makes it easy for people to mingle and meet, and watch the authors zooming through to their next appearance.