In this week’s podcast, I interview Australian author and actress Judy Nunn. You may know Judy from the role she made famous, as Ailsa in Home and Away. She is also a best-selling author and her latest book is Tiger Man, set in Tasmania in the 1850s when ambitious entrepreneurs rapidly built a thriving centre of industry at the expense of the state’s natural resources and environment.
Judy’s role on Home and Away finished in 2000 after 13 years and it wasn’t until then that she could concentrate on writing full time. Her first two books were published in the 1980s and were for younger readers. She switched to adult fiction in the early 1990s and her first three books –The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen – were instant bestsellers. She also published the epic, Beneath the Southern Cross, a history of Sydney and its inhabitants spanning 200 years.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
You listen it here or on iTunes.
Or you can read the transcript of the interview here.