In this podcast Nalini talks to author Katherine Kovacic.
Katherine Kovacic was a veterinarian but preferred training and having fun with dogs to taking their temperatures. She seized the chance to return to study and earned an MA, followed by a PhD in Art History. Katherine spends her spare time writing, dancing and teaching other people’s dogs to ride skateboards.
A research geek, Katherine is currently fired up by the history of human relationships with animals, particularly as they appear in art. Her first book, The Portrait of Molly Dean, was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award for best first fiction.
Katherine’s latest book is about a group of sisters of murdered women who decide to murder the murdering men. Harper Collins Australia published Seven Sisters. The byline: “Men get away with murder all the time. Now it’s our turn.”
Katherine will appear at the Dymocks Camberwell (Melbourne, Australia) First Tuesday Book Club on February 7, 2023, and there are six authors on the schedule. Here is the Eventbrite link. She will also appear at an event in Readings fairly soon (early 2023) so watch this space.
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If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to hear more feminist discussions about excellent literature, try these podcasts:
- Ilsa Evans, author of Broken (serious book about a woman escaping domestic violence) and the comedy with heart The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer, where 3 grandmas go on the run with their granddaughter.
- Liz HydeR wrote magical realism where women in the 19th century “realise” their potential by growing wings. The men see this as an opportunity for them. (Male gaze taken to a new level but hey THERE IS JUSTICE.)
- Amanda Hampson talks about becoming invisible in the real world then writing an amazing lady who decided not to be invisible.
- Previous International Women’s Day podcasts discuss Me Too characters/books, grief, and representation.
Thanks for joining us for this podcast. My favorite part of working for DMZ is interviewing creative people. And, of course, this is only possible because I’m sharing these interviews with you. And you’re listening! Thanks so much.
I have a really exciting panel lined up for International Women’s Day in March but, between now and then, I hope to continue with weekly podcasts. Admittedly, I’m flying by the seat of my pants here so watch this space to see who’s up next week!
Have fun and stay safe.