Aug 29, 2023
Anna and Annie discuss a recent study on reading to young children.
We wrap up Women in Translation month. The books we read (or Annie did at least!) and recommend are:
Slime: A Natural History by Susanne Wedlich translated by Ayca Turkoglu
Heaven by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Aug 14, 2023
Anna and Annie discuss the 2023 Booker Prize Longlist.
Our book of the week is The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor. A novel about friends and lovers set in Iowa City, it is both intimate and explores wider issues in contemporary life and art. Taylor was short-listed for the Booker Prize for Real Life and won the...
Aug 3, 2023
Anna and Amanda discuss Elizabeth Gilbert pulling her novel The Snow Forest from publication because of its Russia theme.
Our book of the week is This Other Eden by Paul Harding. Based on a true story, an island community of castaways and misfits is disrupted when a well-meaning but racist preacher enters their...