On Writing

Episode 58 - Alice Bishop - A Constant Hum

January 19, 2020 Joshua Pomare / Alice Bishop
On Writing
Episode 58 - Alice Bishop - A Constant Hum
Show Notes

The guest is Alice Bishop, author of the short story collection A Constant Hum. Alice lost her family home in the Black Saturday bush fires in Australia and the stories of Hum are all linked to those fires in which 173 people died. Alice writes with sensitivity, capturing the details so perfectly to show the lives and experiences of those affected. In this interview she speaks with emotional honesty about the process of writing and researching Hum, and what we learnt, or perhaps didn't learn from the last catastrophic bush fires. Given the scale and devastation of the 2019/2020 fires it's a book everyone should read.