Oct 27, 2019
Anna and Amanda discuss the shock Booker Prize annoucement: Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (ep 88) and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other were joint winners. We have thoughts! For starters, see this great article by Sam Jordison. Go behind the scenes at the awards dinner with Eric Karl Anderson here.
Our book of the week is The Pillars by Peter Polites. It's a fast-paced story of Panos, a gay man living in Western Sydney, Basil the property developer, a mosque development, gym junkies and narcissm. Fresh, honest and raw, but we had mixed feelings. Fans of Christian Tsiolkas will love it.
Next week, Anna and Annie will be reading The Memory Policy by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder.
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