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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 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…
In this interview, Colin Varney dissects his debut novel 'Earworm', told from the perspective of a love song, and discusses his inspiration for writing the book. 
1. You have been running Fervor pop-up events for a few years now. When and how did the idea for this cookbook come about? Robert Wood approached me with the idea to collaborate on a cookbook using native Australian ingredients and recipes that people could reproduce at home. I loved the idea and both Robert…
We've been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in Paul Iskov's Fervor, a not-so-typical cookbook that takes you on a culinary journey from ocean to forest to desert. Paul focuses on introducing native Australian produce to the home chef and encourages readers to find out more about our country, our landscape, our people, and ultimately…
8 October 2018 Imprints Bookshop, Adelaide I know you’re all here for a book launch. But I feel like I’m here for something a little different. Maybe a 21st birthday party, or an 18th, depending on your generation or school of thought—a coming-of-age party for somebody I’ve known since they were really little. Earworm. Earworm, yeah.…
Can you tell us a little about what you’ve been up to since your short story was published in the collection Pigface and Other Stories? My digital novel Little Emperor Syndrome was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’ QUT Digital Literature Prize (www.qldliteraryawards.org.au/about?a=408403#digital), the outcome of which will be announced in late October. In August,…

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