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May 19, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize to be announced on 21 May, and this week's Top Ten Bestsellers.

Our book of the week is The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer.  A creative autobiography of Ernaux's life growing up in France from the 1940s to 2000s, it...


May 12, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Women's Prize Shortlist - so many thoughts! - and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, including Deep Time Dreaming, The Trauma Cleaner and Boy Swallows Universe.

Our book of the week is The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie.  A darkly funny memoir about caring for ageing parents...


May 4, 2019

Anna and Annie chat with Shawn Mooney, of Shawn The Book Maniac, and discuss this week's Top 10 Best Sellers.

Our book of the week is Flames by Robbie Arnott.  It's the story of Charlotte running away from her brother Levi, a detective sent to find her, and the Tasmanian landscape.  A wild debut, shortlisted for...


Apr 29, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize fiction winner, The Overstory by Richard Powers.  And Anna gives her predictions for the Women's Prize Shortlist, to be announced on 29 April.

Our book of the week is Spring by Ali Smith.  The third in her seasonal quartet, it weaves together the stories of a TV director and...


Apr 23, 2019

A special episode: Anna talks with Chanel Cleeton about her latest novel When We Left Cuba.

Chanel's previous novel Next Year in Havana was a USA Today Bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

When We Left Cuba is set in 1960s Florida in the wake of Fidel Castro‚Äôs political rise in Cuba and features...