Kevin Wilson’s novel Nothing to See Here centres on a young woman taking care of moody twins who share a disturbing trait: when upset, they burst into flames. Since its release, Nothing to See Here has been hailed as a deadpan, hilarious, modern fairytale that “distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming” (Taffy Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times). Michael Williams speaks with Kevin about this darkly comic and surprisingly sweet exploration of what it means to be a family.
Kevin Wilson (International)
Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, as well as three novels including The Family Fang – which was adapted for film and starred Nicole Kidman – and Perfect Little World. His most recent novel is Nothing to See Here, which Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote of in The New York Times: "Good Lord, I can't believe how good this book is... It's wholly original. It's also perfect." Kevin lives with his family in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Michael Williams (Australian)
Michael Williams was the director of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne until March 2020. He worked at the Wheeler Centre since its inception in 2009, when he was hired as the Head of Programming before being appointed as director in September 2011. A sometime Radio National presenter, he remains a regular guest on ABC Radio and TV. Michael has also worked in publishing, as a presenter for Melbourne’s 3RRR (on Breakfasters) and as a member of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and elsewhere.