Nikki Gemmell

A Regression Session with Barry Divola episode. Sundays 12pm to 1pm.

Wed 17 May 2017

Nikki Gemmell is a newspaper columnist and the author of nine novels, including the international best-seller The Bride Stripped Bare. Her latest book is After, a heartbreaking memoir about her relationship with her late mother. She tells Barry Divola about her progression from a carefree childhood in Wollongong to an intense time in high school in Sydney, from screaming at The Sweet to screaming at Duran Duran, and how a teacher who gave her class empty journals opened up the world of writing for her. Nikki plays The Seekers, Suzi Quatro, Olivia Newton-John and more.

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