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Books + is the one-stop destination for bibliophiles, a digest of the week’s best interviews about books and writing across RN. Presented by Kate Evans.

Books + is the one-stop destination for bibliophiles, a digest of the week’s best interviews about books and writing across RN. Presented by Kate Evans.

Location:

Brisbane, QLD

Description:

Books + is the one-stop destination for bibliophiles, a digest of the week’s best interviews about books and writing across RN. Presented by Kate Evans.

Language:

English

Contact:

Books + ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Brisbane 4001


Episodes

Reading in isolation? We’ve got you covered

3/26/2020
Tom Keneally’s The Dickens Boy, Joan Silber’s Improvement, Ceridwen Dovey’s Inner Worlds Outer Spaces, Ken Gelder’s The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt and Jo Lennan's In the Time of Foxes

Duration:00:57:44

Novels from Poland, Norway and Crescent City

3/19/2020
Tomasz Jedrowski's Swimming in the Dark, Lars Mytting's the Bell in the Lake, Sarah J Maas's Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood - and being Mary Gulliver in 1702

Duration:00:54:06

Fiction that takes on the world

3/12/2020
Colum McCann's Apeirogon; Jenny Offill's Weather and Tommy Wieringa's The Blessed Rita

Duration:01:20:05

'The dice is shaken in a bone cup,' in Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light

3/5/2020
New fiction from Hilary Mantel, Vivian Pham and Abi Daré.

Duration:00:54:42

In the wings, on the reservation, inside a woman's rage

2/27/2020
Three new novels: Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchman, Graham Swift's Here We Are and Cho Nam-Joo's Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Duration:00:54:06

In which we give Tyson Yunkaporta a book that's too good

2/20/2020
On Michael Christie's Greenwood, José Luis de Juan's Napoleon’s Beekeeper and the bookshelf that made crimewriter Abir Mukherjee

Duration:00:54:05

Novels by Anne Enright, Aravind Adiga and Kiley Reid

2/13/2020
Anne Enright's Actress, Aravind Adiga's Amnesty and Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age

Duration:00:54:06

New books by Carmen Maria Machado, Evie Wyld and Emma Forrest

2/6/2020
Leap into the early 1980s, step onto an isolated rocky outcrop, and walk through a fraught dream house, all in a collection of new writing.

Duration:00:57:09

Novels by Eimear McBride, Romesh Gunesekera and Benjamin Myers

1/30/2020
A woman in a series of hotel rooms, two boys riding bikes in 1960s Sri Lanka, and a girl fleeing an ominous pairing of a Priest and a Poacher. New fiction.

Duration:00:58:07

New books by Garth Greenwell, Isabel Allende and Jeanine Cummins

1/23/2020
Reviews and discussion of Garth Greenwell's Cleanness, Jeanine Cummins' American Dirt and Isabel Allende's A Long Petal of the Sea. New fiction, every week

Duration:01:00:19

Summer reads from India, Russia, Japan and the Amazon

1/16/2020
Me Myshelf and I with Indian writer Tishani Doshi; with Roger Pulvers, who reads Russian and Japanese; YA novelist David Nicholls and children’s author Katherine Rundell

Duration:00:53:51

When reading is gothic, digital or just plain hard

1/9/2020
What does it mean if you have to grit your teeth to get through a book? Endurance reading with too much pain or violence?

Duration:00:53:51

Begin your reading year with Peter Goldsworthy, Sarah Bailey and Anna Krien

1/2/2020
Reading influences and recommendations from three Australian novelists

Duration:00:53:51

Fantasy with Samantha Shannon, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

12/26/2019
Three fantasy writers share the bookshelves that have shaped them, and some writing insights too.

Duration:00:53:51

Book recommendations from Kate Forsyth, Heather Rose and Alex McClintock

12/19/2019
Boxing, fairytales and political scandal as three writers share the bookshelves that have shaped them.

Duration:00:53:51

The Bookshelf's best books of 2019

12/12/2019
A trio of readers join Kate and Cassie with their reading recommendations.

Duration:00:53:57

New fiction from Ben Lerner, Marcy Dermansky and Curdella Forbes

12/5/2019
Novelist Graeme Simsion and reviewer Nicole Abadee on Marcy Dermansky's Very Nice and Curdella Forbes' A Tall History of Sugar, and reading America in Ben Lerner's The Topeka School

Duration:00:54:09

Pod Extra: Poet Lemn Sissay and the many foster children of literature

12/3/2019
A podcast special edition of the Bookshelf, in which English poet and writer Lemn Sissay reveals his life and history as a child in care, and connects it to the many foster children of literature.

Duration:00:55:03

Pod Extra: Charlotte Wood's The Weekend

12/2/2019
In this podcast extra edition of The Bookshelf, writer Charlotte Wood talks to Kate Evans about writing friendship, ageing, grief and joy.

Duration:00:45:21

Leah Purcell's novel The Drover's Wife and crime with Garry Disher, Emma Viskic and Jessica Chapnik Kahn

11/28/2019
From stage to screen to page, Leah Purcell has taken Henry Lawson's 1890s story of a lone woman in a tough landscape and remade it as her own in The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson. And thrillers and crime stories with recurring characters.

Duration:00:53:51