Hello and welcome to The Book Podcast, I’m Rosemary Puddy.
I live on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney and have a vast collection of books, most of which I have read.
In 2016 I had a brief stint on community radio with a Friday bookclub program, due to many factors I decided I would like to present and produce my own podcast.
The Book Podcast is inspired by the The Stella Prize which is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change
The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013. Both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.
The Stella Prize seeks to:
- recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature.
- bring more readers to books by women and thus increase their sales
- provide role models for schoolgirls and emerging female writers
In each episode I will be chatting to Australian women writers about their books.
We have a wealth of talented women writers in Australia and I will be talking to fiction and non-fiction writers from all genres. Some writers may be well know to you, others may not. I hope you discover new books or are inspired to re-visit old favourites.
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