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...
Sep 7, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the HWA Crowns Historical Fiction Longlists.
Our book of the week is A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville. A fictional memoir of Elizabeth Macarthur shows the false stories that make up Australia's colonial history.
Coming up: Kim JiYoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo translated by Jamie...
Aug 31, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the 600 books to be released on 3 September and Annie mentions the C word.
Our book of the week is Dominicana by Angie Cruz. Fifteen-year-old Ana is forced into an arranged marriage and leaves the Dominican Republic for New York. A Most Anticipated Book of 2020, this has been short-listed for...