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Books On The Go

Oct 31, 2018

Anna and Amanda discuss the CWA Dagger Awards, with the Gold Dagger going to The Liar by Steve Cavanagh.  Closer to home, Amanda saw Julia Gillard interview Anne Summers and is inspired to read Unfettered and Alive.

Our book of the week is Trick by Domenico Starnone, translated by Jhumpa Lahiri. A duel between an old...

Oct 29, 2018

Anna and Amanda discuss the Man Booker 2018 winner: Milkman by Anna Burns.  We loved this (see episode 25 for our discussion)!  Apparently it's superb on audio so we recommend that - let us know if you've read (or listened to) it!

Closer to home, Jennifer Downs has won the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction with...

Oct 22, 2018

Anna and Annie discuss Super Thursday, the National Book Awards finalists and a new report on the book market down under.

Our book of the week is The Lost Man by Jane Harper.  Harper has won numerous awards for The Dry; this is her latest, a stand-alone novel set in outback Australia with her trademark...

Oct 15, 2018

Anna and Amanda discuss the Nobel Peace Prize and Nadia Murad's book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against The Islamic State.

Our book of the week is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.  Tyler has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons, and was short-listed for the Man Booker...

Oct 8, 2018

Anna and Annie discuss the Goldsmiths Prize and Baillie Gifford Prize shortlists.

Our book of the week is 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.  Described as 'a guru for our times', Harari tackles today's most urgent issues.  This is a whistle-stop tour of world history, from ancient China to fake news...