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Sep 17, 2018

Anna and Annie discuss the top 10 best-sellers and the release of Fear by Bob Woodward.

Our book of the week is Normal People by Sally Rooney. Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and hailed by the Guardian as a 'future classic', it's compulsively readable.  Why has it struck such a chord?

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Sep 9, 2018

Anna and Annie have an update on the New Nobel Prize and the Ned Kelly Awards for crime.

Our book of the week is Milkman by Anna Burns, which has made this year's Man Booker longlist. It is nominally set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 70s (although this is never explicitly stated) and follows a young...

Sep 3, 2018

Anna and Amanda discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Award, which has been won by Michelle de Kretser for The Life to Come.

Our book of the week is The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, National Book Award finalist for The Flamethrowers.  Her latest novel, set in a women's prison in California, has been long-listed for...

Aug 29, 2018

Anna and Annie discuss the Jaipur Literary Festival coming to Adelaide, and Barack Obama's summer reading list.

Our book of the week is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  A study of the marriage of two young black people in American and what happens when Roy is wrongfully imprisoned, this was an Oprah Book Club...

Aug 26, 2018

Anna and Amanda discuss upcoming book releases by Khaled Hosseini, Marcus Zusak and Liane Moriarty.

Our book of the week is Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.  Borne from a blog post that went viral, this became a Sunday Times best-seller, Foyles' and Blackwell's non-fiction...