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Books On The Go

Apr 26, 2021

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2021 Booker International Longlist (the Shortlist has just been announced).

Our book of the week is Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara is an artificial friend to Josie in this dystopic novel set in the future. A 'masterpiece of great beauty' (Sunday...

Apr 19, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the bookshops reopening in the UK and the Rathbones Folio prize scam.

Our book of the week is New Animal by Ella Baxter. This debut Australian novel centres on Amelia, a cosmetician at her family's funeral home business.  It's wry, funny and tender with Six Feet Under and Fleabag vibes.  Perfect...

Apr 11, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Stella Prize Shortlist and the Walter Scott Prize Shortlist.

Our book of the week is The Performance by Claire Thomas. This novel centres on three women at the theatre seeing Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, as bushfires rage outside. Intimate and sharply observed, this is a great pick for...

Apr 5, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Women's Prize Longlist and the Dublin Literary Award Shortlist.  

Our book of the week is Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson. This love story about two Black British artists is his debut novel.  Nelson is an award-winning photographer and writer described as 'an exhilarating new voice...