July 27, 2020 · 2:00 pm
I was delighted when Will Yeoman, from The West Australian, invited me to talk about Scotland in this episode of ‘The Pod Well Travelled’. It was hard to choose one place among the many in Scotland I love, but in the end it had to be Shetland, where part 2 of Elemental is set. You can also listen to discussions about Finland and Arles in this episode.
And for the good news…
In a year that has been, and continues to be, so difficult and unnerving, it is a singular pleasure to be shortlisted for the WA Writer’s Fellowship, part of the WA Premier’s Book Awards.
The full shortlists are here. Congratulations and good luck to everyone!
July 8, 2020 · 3:46 pm
The West Australian’s travel journalist Will Yeoman recently invited me to talk about my favourite places from travels past.
In this episode of ‘The Pod Well Travelled’ , I touch on the difference between travelling for research and travelling as a tourist, in the context of my research for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. I also talk about two of my favourite places in Paris: Île Saint-Louis and Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen.
My piece starts around the 16-minute mark, but before that you can get some great tips about places to visit in New Zealand as The West’s travel editor, Stephen Scourfield, talks to Nicole Ricksman from Flight Centre.