This UNSWriting podcast features a discussion with two young emerging queer writers with stunning debut books, Anna Westbrook and her dark crime novel, Dark Fires Shall Burn, and Alison Whittaker with an edgy book of poetry, Lemons in the Chicken Wire.

These two writers explore queer sensibilities ranging from the underworld of Newtown in the 1940s to the gritty aesthetics of queer and trans indigeneity on the fringes of northern NSW. The host is blogger and novelist Peter Polites, who recently released his debut novel Down the Hume.

The podcast was recorded live at the Io Myers Studio on 29 March and was produced by Tom Hogan & The Creative Practice Lab at UNSW. Music by Tom Hogan.