A podcast about the first time…you publish a book. One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Novelists Katherine Collette (https://www.katherinecollette.com/) (The Helpline, The Competition) and Kate Mildenhall (https://katemildenhall.com/) (Skylarking, The Mother Fault, The Hummingbird Effect) discuss the feels and logistics of writing and publishing and speak to Australian and international writers about their books and creative process. Now in its sixth season, The First Time podcast has features more than 200 authors including industry icons Helen Garner, Claire G Coleman, Christos Tsiolkas, Tony Birch, Sarah Winman and George Saunders. The First Time Podcast includes Featured Book segments supported by a range of Australian publishers.
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We are coming up to the last episode/s of the season and will have news about the podcast for next year very soon but for now, we're re-releasing an episode from earlier in the year with (American writer) Kevin Wilson... Enjoy! more
This season we are returning to our first-time roots! We hear all the time from listeners who’ve gone from thinking about writing a book to starting to write a book to having their own debut author experience. more
This is a conversation Kate has been waiting years to have. She spoke to Richard Flanagan at the end of his most recent tour, in person at State Library Victoria. more
Long time listener here (since the first episode in real time!) & what I love most about this podcast is the long first time behind-the-scenes look at Katherine Collette’s publishing journey (and the interview with George Saunders;)!!!) So I am very excited to hear we’re going to go on another #FollowAFirstTimer journey with Megan Rogers next year. Wahoo!
I’m a new listiner and I……don’t think that this pod deserves the love of people
An inspiring and informative podcast about how authors got their start in the publishing world.
Everything this man touches is gold. PLUM is brilliant - really hope it makes its way to film/tv/series. Thanks Brendan for being such a shining light for Australian Arts
The first time can be a bit painful. This poddy is a nice smelling balm to all your anxieties, doubts and woes. Good for established and soon-to-be published authors alike.
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The First Time launched 5 years ago and published 254 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.
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