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ABC National Radio with Myf Warhurst, 6 September, 2019

Conventional wisdom and an overwhelming majority of the globe's scientists tell us that we are in the midst of a climate emergency. So who is to blame? And where do we go from here?

Former leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown, journalist Amanda Little and scientist Amanda Niehaus explore these very questions.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Conversations with Sarah Kanowski on ABC National Radio, 5 September, 2019

Dr Amanda Niehaus's enthusiasm for field biology as a graduate student took her from her native Iowa, to Argentina, Alaska, and then to Australia, where she settled. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the first year of her daughter's life, her world was upended. Amanda underwent an intensive period of treatments, and although the cancer was defeated, she had to accept she could not have any more children. After facing her mortality at such a young age, Amanda found herself so changed she wanted to pursue her study of science in a deeper way. Around this time her husband became involved in the large study of northern quolls on Groote Eylandt. Taking the brutal life-cycle of the northern quoll as her inspiration, Amanda has turned to fiction to translate the lessons of nature.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Launch with Krissy Kneen at Avid Reader, Brisbane, 3 September, 2019

A bit of my reading here.


Review by Annie Condon, 20 August, 2019

“The Breeding Season is comparable to the works of Emily Bitto, Jennifer Down and Peggy Frew in its emotional complexity. … her writing is lyrical and descriptive. She also creates credible multi-dimensional characters for whom the reader cares greatly; an enviable skill, especially for a debut novelist.”

Read the whole review here.