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Books On The Go

Nov 10, 2019

Anna and Annie are thrilled to be chatting with Heather Rose about her new novel Bruny.

Heather is best known for her novel The Museum of Modern Love, winner of multiple awards including the 2017 Stella Prize. Bruny is a political satire set in Tasmania, with Astrid (Ace) facing a conflict over a bridge to...

Nov 3, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the fallout from the Booker Prize and the winner of the Not the Booker, Last Supper by Lara Williams.

Our book of the week is The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder. Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary prize; this novel is a 2019 National Book Award finalist. Set...

Oct 27, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the shock Booker Prize annoucement:  Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (ep 88) and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other were joint winners.  We have thoughts!  For starters, see this great article by Sam Jordison. Go behind the scenes at the awards dinner with Eric Karl Anderson here.


Oct 20, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss Women in Translation Month, started by Meytal Radzinski and now a global event (yes, it was in August but we're celebrating it year-round ;) ). In keeping with our theme, Elena Ferrante has a new book coming out in November, translated by Ann Goldstein. 

Our book of the week is Our Life in the...

Oct 13, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction.

Our book of the week is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  This was a best-seller, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 and was made into an Emmy award-winning mini-series. We loved it and cannot wait for the sequel, Olive, Again, due...