Robert Dessaix is best-known as a writer of literary non-fiction (memoirs, essays and autobiography), but has also published two novels, several short stories and one play.
From 1985 to 1995, after teaching Russian language and literature for many years at the ANU and the University of NSW, he presented the weekly ‘Books and Writing’ program on ABC Radio National.
His most widely read books, all translated into several European languages, are his autobiography A Mother’s Disgrace, the novels Night Letters and Corfu. His latest books are the memoir—meditations on love, friendship and mortality—What Days Are For, set in a hospital ward after a heart attack, The Pleasures of Leisure and now The Time of Our Lives on growing older well.
Kat has been a journalist and columnist for more than a decade, covering all aspects of news across multiple storytelling platforms; print, online, television and radio. At the moment, you can join her every weekday from 12.30pm on ABC Radio Brisbane and Queensland.
Charlotte Wood is the prizewinning author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest book is The Weekend, a novel about friendship and growing older. Her book of essays on creativity, The Luminous Solution, will be published in October.