Interviews

Author interviews and podcasts with media favourites such as Phil Clark (ABC Nightlife), Jon Faine (ABC Conversation Hour), Sarah Kanowski (ABC Conversations), Valerie Khoo (Australian Writers Centre) just to name a few.

Elevan OClock interview: Podcast with Elevan OClock

Sisters in Crime @ Port Phillip Seniors Festival – October 14, 2019

Edie from Sun Bookshop
Tara Mitchell from Sisters in Crime and Loretta

On Nightlife with Philip Clark

She was a chauffeur, mechanic, tour leader and small business owner: Alice Anderson led a team of female mechanics in Melbourne in the 1920s and even offered Australia’s first regular car service. Loretta Smith told her story to Philip Clark.
Duration: 19min 2sec Broadcast: Mon 1 Apr 2019, 10:00pm

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Podcast Interview
Fearless Alice Anderson and her all-girl garage
– Conversations interview with Sarah Kanowski on ABC on 5th April 2019
Loretta in Conversation with Sarah Kanowski  (podcast link)

Girls Invent – interview with Loretta Smith, author.


So You Want to be a Writer

Interview with Loretta Smith
Interview with Valerie Khoo

In Black & White: Alice’s Garage – interview podcast

In the 1910’s Melbourne’s streets were revolutionised by the automobile. And on one street corner sat a revolution all its own; an all female garage.


JOY FM – Interview with Loretta Smith

Writer, Loretta Smith, Joins Sunday Arts Mag to discuss her new book, A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia s first all-girl garage.


Girl Torque – the untimely death of Alice Anderson – go to podcast now

Alice Anderson was one of Australia’s first female mechanics and her ideas and inventions were ahead of her time. But Alice’s life came to an untimely end on a Friday evening in the back of her garage, with a gunshot to the head. Was it an accident or suicide? We speak with Loretta Smith, author of ‘A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s first all-girl garage.’


Wine and Crime Panel Discussion: Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime

The first of our new ‘Wine and Crime’ events, a panel discussion about some of the most wayward women in herstory. Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime is presented by panellists and true crime authors (pictured L-R) Tara Mitchell (Panel Chair), National Convenor of Sisters in Crime; Loretta Smith, author of A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s only ‘all-girl’ garage; Samantha Battams, The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner andThe Red Devil (with Les Parsons); and Tanya Bretheron, author of The Suitcase Baby, The Suicide Bride and The Killing Streets. Grab a glass of whatever you prefer and settle in for this fascinating discussion! This was a free partnership event with Sisters In Crime.

You can see the full webinar for free here.