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Books On The Go

Jun 27, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Women's Prize winner, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  We update on the new book by Hilary Mantel and that mysterious billboard; and the Miles Franklin longlist.

Our book of the week is Lanny by Max Porter, the follow-up to his best-selling, multi award-winning Grief is the Thing...

Jun 24, 2019

A special episode:  Anna and Amanda meet the fabulous Kathy Lette!  We chat about Kathy's wonderful show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival earlier this year, her best-selling books including Puberty Blues and Best Laid Plans, autism and much more.

Kathy's new book is HRT (Husband Replacement Therapy), due out later this...

Jun 16, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the long-list for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, including a shock omission.

Our book of the week is No Friend But The Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian.  This account of Boochani's journey seeking asylum and his detention in Manus Island Prison won the Victorian...

Jun 10, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the British Book Awards: Normal People by Sally Rooney won Book of the Year; Becoming by Michelle Obama won best non-fiction and audiobook.

Our book of the week is At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell. The story of a successful architect who regrets the pace of...

Jun 3, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Australian Book Industry Awards, mostly won by Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, and the Best Young Australian Novelists according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Our book of the week is Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi.  Annie is a fan of this Nigerian-born British author, whom Ali Smith...