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Oct 10, 2021

Anna and Amanda discuss Real Estate, the latest book by Deborah Levy in her living autobiography series. 

Levy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice, for her novels Swimming Home and Hot Milk, and has won acclaim recently for her non-fiction works, with the best-selling The Cost of Living a New York Times...

Aug 24, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 50 Hottest New Books Everyone Should Read.

Our book of the week is The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey, winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.  This is a beautiful novel about a woman who moves to a coastal town to be near her son, who is in prison. Meditative and profound but there is...

Mar 3, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the longlist for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Our book of the week is Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor translated by Sophie Hughes.  This novel set in Mexico has been described as 'brutal', 'dazzling' and 'a force to be reckoned with'.  It was longlisted for the...

Nov 9, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez, the follow-up to her National Book Award -winning The Friend. A woman helps her friend who is dying of cancer in this erudite and drily funny novel.

In book news, Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby is being adapted for the big screen, and Hello Friend...

Mar 29, 2020

Anna and Annie announce yet more award nominations, with the shortlist for the NSW Premier's Literary Award being released this week as well as the winners of the Windham Campbell Prize, including podcast favourites Maria Tumarkin and Yiyun Li. 

Our book of the week is Weather by Jenny Offill, whose previous...