Nigel Featherstone is an Australian writer whose, powerful new novel, Bodies of Men is to be published by Hachette Australia on the 23rd April – it’s the story of two Australian soldiers who find love on the fringes the Egyptian desert while World War 2 rages around them.
This book is significant. This story is important. It’s beautifully written. Nigel is the right person to be telling this story at this time.
Great literature and art can sometimes be ahead of its time, yet it acts as the beacon so we can all fix on a common point in the direction we need to go. This book may well be that beacon of how we can further understand each other and learn to live along side others no matter the differences.
When I set out to do this podcast I put sitting down with Nigel to record as one of the big goals for myself. Nigel has been very important to my own creative development since we met in 2014 @ the ACT Writer’s Centre Hardcopy manuscript development program where Nigel was the facilitator and coordinator.
For a couple of years following the program Nigel was a mentor to me, helping me to find ways to create no matter what. Without his involvement, I may not have had the courage to embark on something as crazy as doing this podcast.
In this part of the conversation get spend time on the journey leading up to the writing of Bodies of Men. In Part 2, which is coming out on the 23rd April to coincide with the release of Nigel’s novel, we get deep into the story behind of the story and so much more.
Nigel is a rare character and has a generous artistic soul.
I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.
You can stay up to date with all that’s happening in Nigel’s world here:
- @ Hachette: https://www.hachette.com.au/nigel-featherstone/
- BUY THE BOOK: https://www.hachette.com.au/nigel-featherstone/bodies-of-men
- twitter, instagram: @ngfeathers
- website: www.opentopublic.com.au
- representation: the Naher Agency