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#149 Asking Big Questions: Writing The Landscape Novel, with Karen Viggers

Karen Viggers is the award winning, internationally bestselling author of four novels, including her new release, The Orchardist’s Daughter.

She writes contemporary realist fiction set in Australian landscapes, and her work explores connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, death, family, marriage and friendship.

During our conversation, we discuss the following:

  • the intersection of nature and humanity
  • our connection to nature
  • the big philosophical questions
  • the importance of solitude and thinking deeply
  • hope, intimacy, humour
  • setting, character & narrative
  • writing the landscape novel
  • the music and rhythm of words
  • what is literary fiction
  • and more

You can find out more about Viggers and her novels here.

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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