Australian Writers' Centre Podcast

Valerie Khoo

Arts, Literature, Business, Careers, Education, Higher Education

Our podcast has moved! Yes, the Australian Writers’ Centre has a new podcast. That's right: it's called "So you want to be a writer" (search this on iTunes) and it's hosted by Centre founder Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait. Each episode, 'Vallison' chat about the latest news, views and trends in the wide wide world of writing, publishing and blogging. They also sit down with bestselling and acclaimed authors to discuss their books and the writing process. Our archive of the old podcast is still here and then jump across and subscribe to the new one! You can find out more about Australian Writers' Centre at writerscentre.com.au


Sydney Writers' Centre 75: Matthew Reilly

November 16th, 2010

Episode 70 of 134 episodes

Publishing phenomenon Matthew Reilly is known for his action/thriller novels. His first book, Contest, was self-published in 1996. After being knocked back by every major publisher in Sydney, he produced 1,000 copies of Contest himself, and eventually won a publishing deal with Pan Macmillan. His first book with Pan Macmillan was Ice Station, followed by Contest and Temple. Among the 7 books published since then are Hell Island (one of four in the Shane Schofield series), The Five Greatest Warriors (book 3 of the Jack West series) and Hover Car Racer, a book that was originally published online and read by over 180,000 people – for free! Matt Reilly’s books have been published in over 20 countries and sold over 3.5 million copies. Some of his books have also been optioned for film. In this podcast Matthew is interviewed by Sydney Writers’ Centre presenter Geoff Bartlett. www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au

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