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Books On The Go

Jun 30, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin shortlist and the Booker Prize statement.

Our book of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. This novel set in a reform school in Florida in the 1970s is the follow-up to his multi-award winning The Underground Railroad.  Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize,...

Jun 21, 2020

Anna and Amanda discuss JK Rowling's comments about gender identity.

Our book of the week is Cleanness by Garth Greenwell.  This short story collection is his follow-up to the hugely successful, 'instant classic' What Belongs To You.  An American teacher in Sofia navigates sex, love and a wild night out. Named a Time...

Jun 15, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the publishing industry's pledge to increase diversity and the books by black authors topping the best-seller charts

Our book of the week is The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi.  Abdullah is a 70-year-old man on a mission to save his family empire in this rich, playful...

Jun 10, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, Lot by Bryan Washington.  

Our Pride Month recommendations are:

- Orlando by Virginia Woolf

- Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir translated by Quentin Bates

- Trumpet by Jackie Kay

- You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

- Amateur by Thomas Page McBee


Jun 5, 2020

Anna and Amanda discuss the Jhalak Prize winner, Afropean by Johny Pitts.

Our recommendations for anti-racist books:

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Edo-Lodge

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko (ep 85).

Our book of the week is The Bastard of...