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Gregory Dobbs chats to Inga Simpson about setting a terrifying doomsday story in the beauty of the NSW South Coast, the glory of a life of solitude and the nexus between nature writing and fiction.


Interview with the author - A Book of Australian Trees

In today’s episode we talk with author Inga Simpson about her latest book and first children’s book, The Book of Australian Trees. Trees tell stories about places and Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. As hikers, trees are our constant companions on many of our hikes. While this book is aimed at children, it will also please adults as well and makes a great coffee table book.


I grew up reading stories grown on the other side of the world. The Magical Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery, the Flower Fairies series by Cicely M Barker. Landscapes that were of a shade of green non-existent in Australia. Pretty cottages surrounded by deciduous forests. Pine trees, beeches, birches. Plants I could only know on the page.

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