Oct 19, 2020
Our book of the week is Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby. A crime novel with a getaway driver and 'one last' diamond heist, this has been described as 'sensationally good' (Lee Child) with a mix of Southern noir, Ocean's Eleven...
Oct 11, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the winner of the International Booker Prize The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison.
Our book of the week is How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. In a mix of study and memoir, Kendi argues that being neutral about racism is not enough: we...
Sep 28, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist.
Our book of the week is Summer by Ali Smith, the final novel in her Seasonal Quartet. We have read and loved all four books. An extraordinary achievement in real-time literature. We recommend the whole series!
Coming up: Humankind by Rutger Bregman.
Sep 21, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the 2020 Women's Prize, Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell. Annie is on a winning streak!
Our book of the week is Sisters by Daisy Johnson. Two sisters who share a close bond move to a creepy house with their mother. There is a mystery about why they have moved and a tension that builds...
Sep 15, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss Hong Kong publishers looking to print books in Taiwan.
Our book of the week is the Korean sensation, Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo translated by Jamie Chang. This is the story of an ordinary woman but also tells of the challenges faced by all women in South Korea.
Coming up: Sisters...