Sep 27, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist.
Our book of the week is Bodies of Light by award-winning author Jennifer Down. This novel explores survival against the odds and is wonderfully engaging despite the subject-matter. Winner of the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary...
Sep 18, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth II and recommend these books:
An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Queen by Ben Pimlott
The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
Our book of the week is Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra. This New York Times Bestseller is set in Mussolini's Italy and...
Sep 4, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss their predictions for the 2022 Booker Prize Shortlist.
Our book of the week is Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley. This novel about a young woman in Oakland has been described as 'an electrifying debut' (Dave Eggers). It is a New York Times Bestseller, an Oprah Book Club pick and is longlisted for...
Aug 29, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss literary scandals and the attack on Salman Rushdie. Sales of his book The Satanic Verses have surged since the attack.
Our book of the week is Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. A short novel set in Ireland in 1985, it tells the story of Bill Furlong and his moral dilemma when he sees...
Aug 17, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the mystery surrounding a killing in Zambia and Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing.
Our book of the week is Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin translated by Anton Hur. This novel explores violence and loneliness in Korean society. Described as a 'requiem to the unseen women' (Washington...