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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.
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Brisbane, QLD

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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.

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English

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Books + ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Brisbane 4001


Episodes

The Bookshelf at the State Library of NSW

10/17/2019
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Kate and Cassie onstage with writers Holden Sheppard (Invisible Boys) and Roanna Gonsalves (The Permanent Resident), and Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville, as they read new novels by Australian writers Charlotte Wood and Katherine Johnson, American Alice Hoffman and Frenchman Philippe Besson

Duration:00:58:06

Books from Tishani Doshi, Katherine Rundell, Roger Pulvers and David Nicholls

10/14/2019
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Book influences and recommendations from India, Russia, Japan, Australia, the USA and more, in a podcast extra edition of The Bookshelf

Duration:01:00:19

Political satire, historical fiction and short stories

10/10/2019
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Political satire from Ian McEwan and Heather Rose, a short story collection by Zadie Smith and the state of historical fiction with Robert Gott and Elisabeth Storrs

Duration:00:56:07

The bookshelves of Jessie Burton, Corey White and Dominic Smith

10/7/2019
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Me Myshelf and I, as novelists Jessie Burton and Dominic Smith (The Electric Hotel), and comedian Corey White, reveal the books and reading that has shaped them

Duration:00:56:57

New novels from Philip Pullman, Favel Parrett and Nino Haratischvili

10/3/2019
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On Philip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth, Favel Parrett's There Was Still Love and Nino Haratischvili's The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Duration:00:53:51

New books by Edna O'Brien, Etgar Keret and Benjamin Myers

9/26/2019
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Kate and Cassie are joined by writer Chloe Higgins and interviewer Michaela Kalowski as they discuss Edna O'Brien's Girl, Benjamin Myers' The Offing and Etgar Keret's Fly Already

Duration:01:00:02

On Ann Patchett's The Dutch House, Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other and Emma Donoghue's Akin

9/19/2019
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Autoethnographer and storyteller Denise Chapman and shortstory writer Amanda O'Callaghan join Kate and Cassie as they discuss Ann Patchett's The Dutch House, Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other and Emma Donoghue's Akin

Duration:00:54:07

On Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again, Peter Goldsworthy's Minotaur and Alvydas Šlepikas's In the Shadow of Wolves

9/12/2019
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Novelist Hannah Kent and literary academic Stephen Knight join Cassie and Kate as they discuss four new novels: Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again, Peter Goldsworthy's Minotaur and Alvydas Šlepikas's In the Shadow of Wolves

Duration:00:53:51

New fiction from Deborah Levy, Andrew McGahan and Claire G Coleman

9/5/2019
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Bookseller Jon Page and historian Clare Corbould join Cassie and Kate as they discuss Deborah Levy's The Man Who Saw Everything, the late Andrew McGahan's The Rich Man's House and Claire G Coleman's The Old Lie

Duration:00:53:57

On Salman Rushdie's Quichotte, Lucy Treloar's Wolfe Island, Lisa Taddeo's Three Women and the state of Oz crime

8/29/2019
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Guests Susan Wyndham, Krissy Kneen and Catherine du Peloux Menagé join Kate and Cassie as they travel across America with Salman Rushdie, onto a crumbling island with Lucy Treloar, through women's desire with Lisa Taddeo and toward coastal-western-noir as they ponder crime fiction

Duration:00:53:57

New fiction from Ben Hobson, Carolina Setterwall and Kate Forsyth plus an exhortation re reading

8/22/2019
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Katherine Rundell makes the case for Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are so Old and Wise, and Meg Keneally and Johan Gabrielsson join Cassie and Kate to talk new fiction from Ben Hobson, Carolina Setterwall and Kate Forsyth

Duration:00:57:11

Novels by Téa Obreht, Wai Chim and Vasily Grossman (and a booklist from Julia Phillips)

8/15/2019
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A Western, a war saga and a plate of dumplings. Téa Obreht's Inland, Vasily Grossman's Stalingrad, Wai Chim's The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling and writer Julia Phillips with 'Me Myshelf and I.'

Duration:01:01:59

On Alix Nathan's The Warlow Experiment, David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow and Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women

8/8/2019
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Writer Bri Lee and broadcaster Joey Watson join Kate and Cassie to talk new fiction by Alix Nathan, David Nicholls and Lisa See, while novelist Lenny Bartulin reveals 'Me Myshelf and I'

Duration:01:09:02

Reading the Counterculture

8/1/2019
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Three music writers and a whole lotta books.

Duration:01:01:17

Kathryn Hind's Hitch, Herman Koch's The Ditch and Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

7/25/2019
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Writers Luke Carman and Laura Elizabeth Woollett join Kate and Cassie to review new novels from Australia, the USA and the Netherlands.

Duration:00:54:11

On Joyce Carol Oates' My Life As a Rat, Peter Polites' The Pillars and Me Myshelf and I with Sulari Gentill

7/18/2019
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Critic and digital producer Patrick Carey joins Kate and Cassie as they discuss Joyce Carol Oates' My Life As a Rat and Peter Polites' The Pillars, while crime writer Sulari Gentill reveals the books that have influenced her in our newly-named segment, 'Me Myshelf and I'

Duration:00:54:08

Monsters in fiction with Sarah Perry

7/11/2019
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Literary monsters with gothic writer Sarah Perry, an over-the-top monster in Thomas Harris' new novel Cari Mora, and a monstrous system in Philip Kerr's Metropolis

Duration:00:54:06

New fiction from Ocean Vuong, Colson Whitehead and Sarah Hopkins

7/4/2019
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Incarceration, possibility and punishment in fiction. Historian Ethan Blue and commentator Mark Sutton join Cassie and Kate to discuss new fiction from Colson Whitehead (The Nickel Boys), Ocean Vuong (On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous) and Sarah Hopkins (The Subjects)

Duration:00:59:28

On Tara June Winch's The Yield, Tony Birch's The White Girl and Julia Phillips' Disappearing Earth

6/27/2019
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Novelists Malla Nunn and Aoife Clifford join Cassie and Kate to review new novels from Tara June Winch, Tony Birch and Julia Phillips

Duration:00:54:07

On Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel, Roque Larraquy's Comemadre, Amitav Ghosh's Gun Island and the reading habits of Robert Forster and Fiona McGregor

6/20/2019
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Musician and writer Robert Forster (solo artist, ex-Go Betweens), and novelist and performance artist Fiona McGregor (A Novel Idea) join Kate and Cassie to talk books, reading, reviews and (in a surprising confluence of fictional themes) silent film in the first decade of the twentieth century

Duration:00:54:07