'Angela Slatter’s novel Vigil is set in Brisbane-with-a-twist.
'It’s contemporary Brisbane, but there’s a Boatman on the river ferrying the dead, alongside the CityCats.
'There are sirens, angels, vampires and other indeterminate creatures in the bars and cafes and bookshops.
'And when someone crosses the line, Verity Fassbinder PI steps in to work things out.
'Angela Slatter speaks with Kate Evans.'
'Author Dervla McTiernan tells ABC Early Mornings host Barry Nicholls about her path to crime writing.'
'Scientist Cristy Burne tells Early Mornings host Barry Nicholls how science and writing children's books goes hand in hand.'
'Tony Birch and Tara June Winch are leading voices in the swelling chorus of Australian Indigenous writing.
'Their latest novels are potent stories of survival and hope, which, along the way, reveal the transformative power of Indigenous languages.
'These are major new works from two of Australia's most beguiling writers.
'They are speaking with Michael Cathcart.' (Introduction)