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Jul 8, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Walter Scott prize winner, The Long Take by Robin Robertson, and the new ownership of Barnes and Noble.

Our book of the week is The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.  Set in New York, it's the story of a woman who is grieving the death of a friend and is given his dog to care for.  It's a beautiful...


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...


Feb 17, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the New Yorker article about Dan Mallory, aka A J Finn, the author of The Woman in the Window; and the Stella Prize long-list, with Annie naming the book she thinks will win (early tip!).

Our book of the week is The Fragments by Australian author Toni Jordan. Set in 1980s Brisbane and 1930s New...


Nov 4, 2018

Anna and Annie discuss the Prime Minister's Awards shortlists; and the alternative Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Maryse Conde.

Our book of the week is Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.  The true story of the 1MDB scandal involving Jho Low, the Malaysian Prime Minster and The Wolf of...


Aug 13, 2018

We've got some new entries into the Australian top 10 books alongside some familiar names this week. Anna also caught the author of our book of the week, Olivia Laing, in London. You too can hear Laing in conversation with Ali Smith on the London Review Bookshop podcast.

The book of the week itself is Crudowhich is...