Set in the dying days of the 1970s with a plot traversing thousands of kilometres of inland country road, Exploded View tells the story of a teenage girl’s resistance – first by silence and ultimately by sabotage – to a dangerous stranger trying to ingratiate himself into her home. Helen Garner describes the award-winning Carrie Tiffany’s newest novel as “superbly controlled, like dark, secret music rising from an abyss”. Carrie sits down with Elizabeth McCarthy to discuss her revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood.

Carrie Tiffany (Australian)

Carrie Tiffany

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her novels Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds were published to great acclaim. Her latest novel is Exploded View. She lives and works in Melbourne.

Elizabeth McCarthy (Australian)

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy is a Melbourne-based radio producer, presenter and book reviewer on Australia's biggest independent radio station, 3RRRFM. She hosts monthly in-conversation events in Melbourne for the Wheeler Centre, and is the convenor of the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. From 2013–2017, she anchored Triple R’s flagship books and writing show, Multi-Storied, and she has previously produced and presented content for ABC radio and television.