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Aug 29, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss literary scandals and the attack on Salman Rushdie.  Sales of his book The Satanic Verses have surged since the attack.

Our book of the week is Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan.  A short novel set in Ireland in 1985, it tells the story of Bill Furlong and his moral dilemma when he sees...

Aug 17, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss the mystery surrounding a killing in Zambia and Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing.

Our book of the week is Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin translated by Anton Hur.  This novel explores violence and loneliness in Korean society.  Described as a 'requiem to the unseen women' (Washington...

Aug 9, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss their book recommendations for Women in Translation month.  There is also a #WITreadathon on BookTube hosted by Matthew Sciarappa, Kendra Winchester and Insert Literary Pun Here if you're interested.

Our WIT month books:

Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk translated by Jennifer Croft

Long Live the...

Aug 3, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Award winner and react to the 2022 Booker Prize Longlist.

Our book of the week is Bolla by Pajtim Statovci translated by David Hackston. Set in Kosovo, this novel centres on Arsim, an Albanian man who falls in love with Milos, a Serbian man, just before the...