Out of Time by Steve Hawke is a powerful, and sometimes confronting, novel that explores ageing, mental illness and what a diagnosis – or impending diagnosis – can mean for the sufferer, their family and friends.
In the latest episode of the Fremantle Press Podcast, Holden Sheppard talks to author Steve Hawke about the many issues that a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can raise, including a person's right to decide their own fate.
Out of Time by Steve Hawke is available now from all good bookstores and online. Holden Sheppard is the winner of the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award for 2018. His novel Invisible Boys will be published in October.
Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from the Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Podcast editor: Claire Miller
Mastered by: Aidan d’Adhemar