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RTRFM Interview, with Tom Reynolds

RTRFM Interview, with Tom Reynolds

Julie Sprigg’s new book Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia is about her experiences at an Ethiopian university, training some of the country’s first physiotherapists and navigating some of the country’s political issues during her tenure. [button...

Good reading Author Interview, with Max Lewis

Good reading Author Interview, with Max Lewis

In this episode, Max Lewis joins Julie as she reflects on her time in Ethiopia. As a child, Julie dreamed of being somewhere else, of making a difference. Now, she can’t wait to meet the nuns she will live with and the children she will provide physiotherapy for in...

Radio New Zealand Author Interview

Radio New Zealand Author Interview

West Australian physiotherapist Julie Sprigg has captured her experiences working as a physio in the slums of Ethiopia in an extraordinary work of narrative non-fiction. It’s her first book, which was shortlisted for 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award....

Fremantle Press Author Interview, with Jay Martin

Fremantle Press Author Interview, with Jay Martin

The pair talk about the genre of travel memoir, and how their novels fall into the category of ‘narrative non-fiction’, a book that’s based on truth but adapted into the flow of a novel. Speaking about her debut book, Julie says she wasn’t prepared for the culture...

Starfish interview: Perth Physio’s Life-changing Spell in Ethiopia

Starfish interview: Perth Physio’s Life-changing Spell in Ethiopia

September 6, 2020 / Jacqueline Lang A chance encounter with an elderly nun in WA’s north-west was to change the course of Perth physiotherapist Julie Sprigg’s life. The nun, newly returned from Africa, told Julie that in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the sisters...