Writing Podcast Episode 552: David Meagher, author of ‘Secrets and Lies’

David Meagher on his memoir Secrets and Lies. How the Pomodoro technique can help your writing. Why do American pronounce aluminium the way they do? And win After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill.

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Writer in residence: David Meagher


David Meagher was the editor of The Australian newspaper's monthly luxury lifestyle magazine, WISH, for more than 15 years.

Before that he was a senior writer at The Australian Financial Review Magazine for seven years and the deputy editor of the AFR’s Life & Leisure section and Sophisticated Traveller magazine.

David  has written for numerous publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Australia, Vogue Entertaining, Vogue Living, Australian Art Collector, The Sydney Star Observer and Marie Claire Australia. He writes mostly about fashion, luxury, architecture and design.

David is also the author of three non-fiction books: It’s Not Etiquette: A Guide to Modern Manners (Random House, 2005); Fashion Speak: Interviews with the World’s Leading Designers (Random House, 2008); and The A to Z of Modern Manners (Penguin Random House 2015).

Secrets and Lies: A story of justice, perseverance and the life that comes after, published by Penguin Random House Australia, is out now.

David was born, raised and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

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This podcast is brought to you by the Australian Writers' Centre and our course Creative Non-fiction.

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

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