Karina May is a Sydney-based former magazine journalist turned digital marketer, avid reader and writer of lively love stories that span the globe. When she's not dreaming up her next meet-cute, you'll likely find her rescuing her paperback from the bath, or out guzzling espresso martinis in the name of research. We're discussing her new novel, Duck á l'Orange for Breakfast.
Our interview begins at 21:00
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It's been a real week for us reading-wise. Michelle's been abandoning books left, right and centre and we couldn't settle on a book club. We're both in a bit of a reading slump!
So, this intro is slightly chaotic with a moving-to-the-UK update from Michelle, plus book and TV recommendations from both.
Caitlin recommends: Happy Place by Emily Henry and Queen Charlotte (TV)
Michelle recommends: Double Booked by Lily Lindon and Blue Lights (TV)
In this interview, we chat about:
- How Karina's own experience undergoing two brain surgeries inspired the novel
- In contrast, how Karina wrote what she didn't know using the help of a French chef to create recipes for the novel
- Why IKEA became such a focal point of Max's story
- Karina's love of travel and how it helped shape the novel
- The journey to publication and why Karina has a second book coming out this year
Books and other things mentioned:
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- 500 Days of Summer (film)
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Duck á l'Orange for Breakfast is available now. Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for providing copies of the book in preparation for the interview.
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