Dec 31, 2018
Anna and Amanda discuss the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, including the fiction winner Border Districts by Gerald Murnane.
Our book of the week is The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman. Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards Best Novel, to be announced on 7 January 2019, and described by The Australian as 'a book of...
Dec 23, 2018
Anna and Annie discuss the adaptation of The Dry starring Eric Bana, the Indie Book Awards longlist and the New York Times Top 10 books of 2018.
Our book of the week is The Helpline by Katherine Collette. Long-listed for the Indie Book Awards for debut fiction, this is a beach read just in time for the summer...
Dec 17, 2018
Anna and Amanda discuss the winners of the National Book Awards and the shortlists for the Costa Book Awards.
Our book of the week is The Last Girl by Nadia Murad and Jenna Krakeski, with a foreword by Amal Clooney. Nadia Murad is a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi Iraqi woman and Nobel Peace Prize winner for her...
Dec 12, 2018
Anna, Annie and Amanda are back with their recommendations for summer books. Your beach holiday reads are sorted!
Normal People by Sally Rooney (and see episode 27)
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Dec 10, 2018
Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the Staunch prize, On Java Ridge by Jock Serong.
Our book of the week is Disoriental by Négar Djavadi translated by Tina Kover. This debut novel is the story of Kimiâ, who flees Iran aged 10 and now lives in exile in Paris. It weaves her family history with the story of Iran. ...