Jon Doust's debut book for adults, Boy on a Wire, was Publisher Georgia Richter's first editorial job for Fremantle Press. In this episode, Georgia and Jon talk to host Rebecca Higgie about the crucial elements of the editor–author relationship, the foremost being trust, another being laughter.They celebrate the release of the third book in Jon's trilogy One Boy’s Journey to Man: a novel called Return Ticket in which Jon's popular character Jack Muir continues his travels and travails, and they mourn the 'book that died' in between To the Highlands and this latest novel. From the getting-to-know-you phase, through the honeymoon period and onward into the necessary, steady and difficult work of multiple drafts, multiple books, this conversation charts a relationship over time that requires perseverance, optimism, goodwill and shared goals.
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.
Producer: Claire Miller
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar
Sponsor: This show was made possible with a grant from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund