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There are lots of myths and misconceptions about the editor–author relationship: in this podcast Jon Doust and Georgia Richter take you under the covers of their decade-long collaboration on Jon's trilogy One Boy’s Journey to Man - The Fogarty Literary Award

There are lots of myths and misconceptions about the editor–author relationship: in this podcast Jon Doust and Georgia Richter take you under the covers of their decade-long collaboration on Jon's trilogy One Boy’s Journey to Man

April 6, 2020

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.

 

Show notes:

Books mentioned: Boy on a Wire, To the Highlands and Return Ticket all by Jon Doust

Interviewer Rebecca Higgie was the inaugural winner of the Fogarty Literary Award for writers aged 18 to 35. Her winning novel, The History of Mischief, will be in stores this September.

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