Writing Podcast Episode 535: Toni Jordan, author of ‘Prettier If She Smiled More’

In this week's episode: Toni Jordan, author of Prettier If She Smiled More. And how Tetris, Dungeons and Dragons and Super Mario Bros can help with your writing. And win Going Zero by Anthony McCarten.

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Writer in residence: Toni Jordan


Toni Jordan is an award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist.

Her debut novel, Addition, was published in 2008, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won best debut fiction in the 2008 Indie awards. In the UK, Addition was a Richard and Judy Summer Read.

Her second novel, Fall Girl, was published in November 2010 in Australia, and also in the UK, Germany, France and Taiwan. Nine Days was published in 2012 to widespread acclaim and is currently a Victorian VCE English text. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, was published in 2016 and The Fragments was published in 2018. Her most recent novels, Dinner with the Schnabels and Prettier if she Smiled More, tell the ongoing story of the Schnabel family.

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This podcast is brought to you by the Australian Writers' Centre and our course Creative Writing Stage 1.

Find out more about your host, Valerie Khoo (@valeriekhoo on Twitter and @valeriekhoo on Instagram).

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