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Mar 3, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the longlist for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Our book of the week is Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor translated by Sophie Hughes.  This novel set in Mexico has been described as 'brutal', 'dazzling' and 'a force to be reckoned with'.  It was longlisted for the...

Nov 9, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez, the follow-up to her National Book Award -winning The Friend. A woman helps her friend who is dying of cancer in this erudite and drily funny novel.

In book news, Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby is being adapted for the big screen, and Hello Friend...

Mar 29, 2020

Anna and Annie announce yet more award nominations, with the shortlist for the NSW Premier's Literary Award being released this week as well as the winners of the Windham Campbell Prize, including podcast favourites Maria Tumarkin and Yiyun Li. 

Our book of the week is Weather by Jenny Offill, whose previous...

Jul 8, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Walter Scott prize winner, The Long Take by Robin Robertson, and the new ownership of Barnes and Noble.

Our book of the week is The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.  Set in New York, it's the story of a woman who is grieving the death of a friend and is given his dog to care for.  It's a beautiful...

Apr 29, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize fiction winner, The Overstory by Richard Powers.  And Anna gives her predictions for the Women's Prize Shortlist, to be announced on 29 April.

Our book of the week is Spring by Ali Smith.  The third in her seasonal quartet, it weaves together the stories of a TV director and...