Little fictions, big Australian stories

June 29, 2020

Bronwyn Mehan and Ella Watson-Russell standing side-by-side smiling

Little Fictions on Air brings the best of contemporary Australian short stories to life every second Monday on Radio 2RPH, a station serving those who are more reliant on audio for information and entertainment. Originally a Sydney-based theatre group, Little Fictions started producing 5-minute radio stories for 2RPH and, in 2018, began broadcasting a 30-minute live show and podcast.

Presented by actor Ella Watson-Russell, Little Fictions on Air features stories that are curated by Spineless Wonders’ publisher, Bronwyn Mehan, and read by professional performers. Each show is organised around themes – such as the Australian bush, refugees, criminal minds, war, road trips and more – and includes interviews about the creative process with contributing authors, actors and sound designers.

Our funding support ensured that a further 15 episodes were broadcast on 2RPH in 2019 and were also made available via podcast. The grant helped to bring the latest in Australian short fiction to people who may otherwise be unable to access these works or literary events. Little Fictions on Air was shortlisted in the CBAA 2019 Community Radio Awards in the category of Best Radio Program: Talks.

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Photo: Bronwyn Mehan and Ella Watson-Russell