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Books On The Go

Oct 27, 2020

Anna and Amanda discuss the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize plans.

Our book of the week is Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. This social history challenges the idea that humans are selfish, arguing that we tend to be cooperative and this has driven our survival. An instant New York Times...

Oct 19, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the National Books Awards and Goldsmiths Prize shortlists.

Our book of the week is Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby.  A crime novel with a getaway driver and 'one last' diamond heist, this has been described as 'sensationally good' (Lee Child) with a mix of Southern noir,  Ocean's Eleven...

Oct 11, 2020

Anna and Amanda discuss the winner of the International Booker Prize The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison.

Our book of the week is How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi.  In a mix of study and memoir, Kendi argues that being neutral about racism is not enough: we...