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For readers, I always recommend Elena Ferrante’s superb Neapolitan novels. For writers needing motivation, I like to recommend practical 'how to' writing books. My current obsession is the screenwriting classic Save the Cat! I have become quite evangelical, giving copies away like Gideons Bibles to wannabe writers...

We've had some fantastic covers for the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition collections, and now we can add another one to the mix. We are excited to reveal the cover for the upcoming 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition anthology, We'll Stand in That...
In Paul iskov's interview with Poppy Penny on ABC Goldfields Esperance, he discusses the decision behind combining stories and recipes in his cookbook Fervor, what makes WA...
What is your fail-safe book recommendation? Put me on the spot, why don’t you, I only do this for a living…have to go with Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. What was your reaction when you found out your short story collection was going to be published? Well, I didn’t twig immediately that it was happening.…
What is your fail-safe book recommendation? Put me on the spot, why don’t you, I only do this for a living…have to go with Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. What was your reaction when you found out your short story collection was going to be published? Well, I didn’t twig immediately that it was happening.…
Thank you to everyone who submitted their short stories to the 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition. This year, nineteen short stories were selected out of over 240 entries. We extend our thanks to the judges, Donna Mazza, Luke Johnson and Camha Pham, and editor, Michelle Cahill, for taking the time to be part of…
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We asked some of our favourite writers what they're looking forward to reading over the holidays. Holden Sheppard I'm hoping to tackle some of my towering TBR pile over the Christmas break—ideally while laying in the sun at the beach or flopped on the lounge room couch…
Tell us a little bit about yourself. When I was seven I wrote, over a period of three years, a series of superhero comics called ‘The Adventures of Frogman and Tadpoleboy’. Set in a future where frogs have evolved into sentient, humanoid creatures with an advanced technological society, the comics follow Frogman and his super-sidekick…
 You were the designer for Margaret River Press’s upcoming book, Fervor. What did the design process involve for the cookbook and how did you approach the design brief?  Like most of my projects, the process starts off with getting to know the client and their needs. Understanding the brief is really important before moving forward…
You edited the recipes in Margaret River Press's upcoming book, Fervor. How does editing recipes differ from traditional book editing? My focus as an editor of recipes is to ensure that the recipes make sense—as in, is the amount of sugar right? And would one really add the eggs before the water?—so that the reader can…
You were the photographer for Margaret River Press’s upcoming cookbook Fervor. Tell me about the project and what the photography process involved. The process initially involved joining Paul on a few of his road trips throughout WA and the Northern Territory while documenting the foraging aspect of what he does. Once we had the structure of…

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