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May 12, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist.

Our book of the week is Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden.  This debut novel by one of Britain's best loved poets reimagines Death as a working-class woman who is a muse for Wolf, a troubled writer.  Praised as 'fantastically imaginative'...


May 5, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Women's Prize Shortlist and the winner of the Stella Prize, The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld.

Our book of the week is No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, author of the hit memoir Priestdaddy.  A Most Anticipated Book of 2021  (O, USA Today, Esquire), a National Bestseller...


Apr 26, 2021

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2021 Booker International Longlist (the Shortlist has just been announced).

Our book of the week is Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara is an artificial friend to Josie in this dystopic novel set in the future. A 'masterpiece of great beauty' (Sunday...


Apr 19, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the bookshops reopening in the UK and the Rathbones Folio prize scam.

Our book of the week is New Animal by Ella Baxter. This debut Australian novel centres on Amelia, a cosmetician at her family's funeral home business.  It's wry, funny and tender with Six Feet Under and Fleabag vibes.  Perfect...


Apr 11, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Stella Prize Shortlist and the Walter Scott Prize Shortlist.

Our book of the week is The Performance by Claire Thomas. This novel centres on three women at the theatre seeing Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, as bushfires rage outside. Intimate and sharply observed, this is a great pick for...