Some of Australia’s most accomplished writers discuss place and setting in fiction, drawing on their latest works. The ABC’s Michaela Kalowski talks to Eliza Henry-Jones, whose Ache sees a rural community recover from a devastating bushfire; Di Morrissey, whose A Distant Journey places her protagonist on an isolated sheep station in the Riverina in NSW; Sandra Leigh Price, whose The River Sings is set in 1825 in London and Australia,  and Michael Sala, whose The Restorer exquisitely captures the Newcastle coastline. 

Michaela Kalowski (Australian)

Michaela Kalowski

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and moderator for writers and ideas festivals. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton, Amos Oz, Column McCann, Stan Grant, Robyn Davidson, Holly Ringland, Etgar Keret, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling. She has conducted radio interviews for ABC Radio National's The Music Show, Big Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs on ABC Radio National and Local Radio.