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WHY WRITE is a super short podcast that asks one writer one question: why write? Of all the things they could do and ways they could spend their time, why sit in front of that blank page for hours, days, months or years?

Noè Harsel, herself a writer, talks to different types of writers each week to find out why they do it; why they write!

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Bram Presser
Bram is a lapsed criminal lawyer and academic and has been a cartoon character twice. He's also a musician and an internationally and nationally award winning Australian writer, whose best-selling first novel, The Book of Dirt went on to receive the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, New
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Today, I have Andrea Rowe. Andrea is a Victorian Children's YA author, short story writer and she has published in anthologies and magazines. Her debut book Jetty Jumping has won the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood. Andrea won the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Award, and
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Today we have Thuy On. Thuy is an arts journalist, editor, critic and poet. She's currently the reviews editor of Arts Hub. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, was published in 2020 by UWAP. Her second collection, Decadence, will be released later this year in 2022.
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Today we have Alice Pung, Alice is a best selling Australian writer whose award winning books include Unpolished Gem, Laurinda, and Her Father's Daughter. Her latest book is 100 Days.
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Lee is a Russian born, Israeli author of three fiction books and two memoirs, including Imperfect, which was shortlisted for the Nib Literary Award, and The Dangerous Bride.
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Today we chat to Astrid Edwards. Astrid is an interviewer, writer, advocate and Chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival. She is one half of Bad Producer Productions. An independent Australian podcast network specialising in arts, comedy and sports podcasts. She hosts the Garrett: Writers on Writing and co-hosts Anonymous Was
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Who is Noè?

Noè Harsel has over 15 years’ experience in the arts and culture space, working as a communications professional. She is the Head of Brand & Partnerships with The Jewish Museum of Australia, Chair of Writers Victoria, host of Live Write, an online writers’ group, and co-creator and host of the IGTV show, Sless to Harsel, which is an irreverent look at books, writing and friendship. For more, read on…

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