Anna Cowan: Break the taboo – BT075

Anna Cowan: Break the taboo – BT075

Guest: Anna Cowan | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 25/01/2020 Sydney

Australian author Anna Cowan’s debut novel, Untamed, caused quite a stir and remains a keeper on my shelf. It’s a beautifully written romance that explores gender and power, and we talk about some of the issues that she explores in the story. In the seven years since the book came out, Anna has been raising her children, and we have an incredibly honest conversation about the struggle to manage motherhood with personal ambition.

Finally, Anna names some of her favourite queer romances, and I shamelessly angle to learn some tidbits about her current work in progress!


Anna Cowan — Australian author of historical romance:


  • BDBT | Amz — Untamed by Anna Cowan [ review ]
  • BDBT | Amz — Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas
  • BDBT | Amz — Work For It by Talia Hibbert
  • BDBT | Amz — Songs You Know by Heart by Eleanor Kos
  • BDBT | Amz — Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • BDBT | Amz — Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez
  • BDBT | Amz — The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • BDBT | Amz — In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • BDBT | Amz — Fence: Striking Distance by C.S. Pacat and Sarah Rees Brennan
  • BDBT | Amz — Lothaire by Kresley Cole
  • BDBT | Amz — She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  • BDBT | Amz — Title by Author


Gabby, C.S. Pacat


  • Little Yarns — A podcast for preschoolers, exploring the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia, hosted by Rudi Bremer
  • The Wicked Wallflowers Club — A podcast for readers and writers of romance, co-hosted by Jenny Nordbak and Sarah Hawley
  • Fated Mates — A romance novel podcast, co-hosted by Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop


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