The Monocle Weekly

Helen Gordon, Travis Elborough, Zola Jesus and Caz Hildebrand

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10 September 2017

Episode 427

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We look at what it takes to develop authorly talent with Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, co-creators of book ‘Being a Writer’. Plus, musician Zola Jesus discusses new album ‘Okovi’, and we speak with cookery book designer and writer Caz Hildebrand about her latest title, ‘The Grammar of Spice’.

10 September 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Tom Edwards and Daniel Giacopelli to discuss the week just gone and the one coming up.

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Travis Elborough and Helen Gordon

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Writers Travis Elborough and Helen Gordon have compiled a new collection of observations, musings and hard-learned advice for creating a classic from other great authors entitled ‘Being a Writer’. They visit Studio One to share a few tips.

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Zola Jesus

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With new album ‘Okovi’ released this week, we sit down with the US musician who uses styles ranging from synth-pop to operatics to bring her highly personal music to life.

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Caz Hildebrand

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In-demand designer and cookery-book creator Caz Hildebrand last joined ‘The Weekly’ to discuss her clever take on Italian cuisine: ‘The Geometry of Pasta’. Now she returns with ‘The Grammar of Spice’, which marries Hildebrand’s sharp eye for design with some even sharper flavours.

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