Posted by: Lisa Hill | February 5, 2014

Lisa hits the airwaves on 3RRR!

The Watch TowerI had a great opportunity to do my favourite thing this week: chat about great Aussie books with people who love them too.

Melbourne radio station 3RRR is running a series called Multi-story and presenters Elizabeth McCarthy and Louise Irving invited me to chat on air about The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower.

For the next six weeks or so, you can hear our conversation by following this link:

http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/32/201402051200

Or
http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/
Choose Wed Feb 2:  Click on Aural Text, click on Play Low
Aural Text is a two hour Arts show: the intro to my bit starts at 1:12:20.  It runs for about 15 minutes.

The Watch Tower is published by Text Classics.  You can read my review here. 
You can buy the novel from Fishpond: The Watch Tower (Text Classics)


Responses

  1. Congratulations Lisa … I’m trying hard to listen to it but it seems that I can’t move it to the point – the streaming is pretty much real-time. (Or is there a trick I don’t know?) I used to do quite a few radio talks for my job but I always found it nerve-wracking. I prefer to write rather than have to talk on my feet! I admire people who can do that.

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    • LOL You’re asking Lo-Tech (Luddite) Lisa about streaming now?

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      • It finally played through – I think it’s our bandwidth probably! Anyhow, well done Lisa. You have a nice low voice for radio – and of course you spoke intelligently about the book. Let’s hope it gets more sales!

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  2. Congratulations Lisa. I just finished listening to your first steps into radio stardom. How fabulous that it will be a six week series. I can’t wait to hear the rest of them- I hope you remind us when they come up. (BTW Whisperinggums I was able to easily move ahead to Lisa’s segment). I haven’t read The Watch Tower, it sounds intriguing.

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    • Oh, perhaps I should try on the laptop. There’s no way I can do it on the iPad. It just won’t slide .. and the loading line is only a tiny bit ahead of the audio line which usually means the streaming is slow. I think our reception is slow here. We’ve noticed that!

      And, The watch tower is a great book.

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    • They have great interviews with authors on the program too: great to hear Stephen Orr talk about his new book which I have on my TBR and will read soon:)

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  3. Congratulations, Lisa :-)

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  4. Great put a voice to the blog at last you were wondeful I see a whole new career Lisa

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    • LOL, Stu, wouldn’t that be fun!

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  5. Exciting to hear our “head honcho”.

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    • Yes, that made me laugh too!

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  6. Congratulations! that’s a great opportunity. (How brave you are, I’d be paralysed by shyness)

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  7. Oh wow, that’s exciting, Lisa. I’ve bookmarked the site and will have a listen when I’ve got a free moment.

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  8. Great stuff! It’s good that book bloggers are taken seriously by traditional media.

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    • I think that’s starting to happen – wouldn’t I love to see you being interviewed on the ABC about why Kitty’s War is such a ground-breaking book for this Year of All Things ANZAC!

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  9. Great interview.

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  10. […] The next session at the Yarra Valley Writers Festival featured two authors dear to my heart.  The topic was A Place in the New World Order, and it featured Alice Robinson, author of The Glad Shout (2019) and Anchor Point (2015) and Meg Mundell, author of The Trespassers (2019)  and Black Glass (2011) and a NF anthology about homelessness, We Are Here, Stories of Home, Place and Belonging (2019), together with well-known Karen Viggers (author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife and many other titles) and broadcaster Elizabeth McCarthy from 3RRRFM.  (Elizabeth had me on her book review show once,  talking about Gerald Murnane.) […]

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