Joe Byrne holds a clandestine meeting with the Sherritts in this extract from the second chapter of Glenrowan.
An excerpt from chapter one: Loyalty concerning the outlaw Kelly brothers and their siblings.
A brief update on the progress of the novel.
A discussion about the difficulties that pose considerable setbacks in writing and editing.
A song about the execution of Ned Kelly.
A brief discussion on the use of symbolism in ‘Glenrowan’.
The core of the Glenrowan story is Ned Kelly. Everything that occurs is either directly or indirectly linked to him and his decisions. Naturally this should position him as the protagonist of the story, though protagonist usually implies that character is the “good guy”. As I’ve discovered, simplistic terms like “good”, “bad”, “hero”, or “villain” are just completely inadequate to describe someone as complex as Edward Kelly.
Aidan Phelan discusses the editing progress on the eve of ANZAC Day, 2020.
Aidan Phelan discusses the challenge of working out what to keep in snd what to take out when adapting history into a narrative text.
Where did the idea for the novel originate? What makes the story of the Glenrowan siege so compelling?