Sep 25, 2018
Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Awards longlists.
Our book of the week is Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. Compared to John Irving (The Australian) it's 'profound and witty' (Sydney Morning Herald), 'unputdownable' (David Wenham) and has become a word-of-mouth sensation.
Next week, Anna and Annie will...
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?
Next week, Anna and...
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...