Stalin’s Wine Cellar‘ has been getting a lot of interest in the media, and among Australian readers, which is wildly gratifying. Among the promotions, I was invited along to the Australian Writers’ Centre podcast, to talk about the writing process, how I went about trying to bring John Baker’s wild Tbilisi adventure to life, and tips for writing non-fiction and fiction. Thanks a lot to Valerie Khoo for a fantastic chat.

You can find it here. (I kick in at about the 20 minute mark.)

Note: For anybody who listened, and is looking for the short story I mentioned: Dave & Marie, it’s here.


Stalin’s Wine Cellar: available now.