Essay

They carry our spirits and even clean our teeth: so what is it about birds?

Click on the link below to read my feature article for Spectrum, The Age, published 26 November, 26, 2016 http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/they-carry-our-spirits-and-even-clean-our-teeth-so-what-is-it-about-birds-20161121-gsu117

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Elizabeth Gould, illustrator of Birds of Australia, brought out of her husband’s shadow

Click on the link below to read Kate Evan’s ABC article about Elizabeth Gould and The Birdman’s Wife.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/elizabeth-gould-illustrator-of-birds-of-australia-overshadowed/8051070  

Interview

Melissa Ashley’s story of Elizabeth Gould, The Birdman’s Wife, broadcast, ABC Radio National, Kate Evans, Books and Arts, 21 November 2016

I was very fortunate to have an interview with Kate Evans broadcast on Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski’s Books and Arts program. Click on the link below to listen to the interview:

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ELIZABETH GOULD AND HOBARTON Author Melissa Ashley speaks about her book The Birdman’s Wife, at Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, 10th October 2016.

Text published in Communion Journal, vol 6 https://walleahpress.com.au/communion6-Melissa-Ashley.html Thank you to Ralph Wessman who published my talk about Elizabeth Gould and Hobart in the journal Communion, Walleah Press. I’m excited to be in Hobart tonight, because it’s here that I discovered the voice of Elizabeth Gould, the heroine of my book, The Birdman’s Wife, so it’s a… Continue reading ELIZABETH GOULD AND HOBARTON Author Melissa Ashley speaks about her book The Birdman’s Wife, at Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, 10th October 2016.

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Books Create Australia: Sign the campaign to save Australian literature by stopping the parallel importation of books

Join Books Create Australia’s campaign to protect literary culture in Australia: our book industry, the livelihood of our authors and our unique Australian stories. Show your support today by signing Books Create Australia’s petition to The Hon. Scott Morrison, MP, to stop the parallel importation of books and save Australian literature.   Quoted from Books Create… Continue reading Books Create Australia: Sign the campaign to save Australian literature by stopping the parallel importation of books

Essay · Interview

Books Plus Radio National: Kate Evans interviews Melissa Ashley about The Birdman’s Wife

I had an in-depth interview with Kate Evans @ Books Plus and Books + Arts, Radio National about Elizabeth Gould and The Birdman’s Wife. The interview will be broadcast in the coming weeks on Books + Arts. Click on the link below to download the podcast or listen online: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/melissa-ashley-story-of-elizabeth-gould-the-birdman’s-wife/8017164