Books On The Go
By Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes
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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!
||CleanEp 31: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler||Anna and Amanda discuss the Nobel Peace Prize and Nadia Murad's book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against The Islamic State. Our book of the week is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Tyler has won numerous awards, including a...||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari||Anna and Annie discuss the Goldsmiths Prize and Baillie Gifford Prize shortlists. Our book of the week is 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. Described as 'a guru for our times', Harari tackles today's most urgent...||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 29: Snap by Belinda Bauer||Anna and Amanda discuss the New York Times and Sunday Times best-sellers. Our book of the week is Snap by Belinda Bauer. A Sunday Times best-seller, it was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2018, but is it Booker-worthy? Next week, Anna and...||5 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan||Anna and Annie discuss the Man Booker 2018 shortlist. Our book of the week is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. A story of slavery and the chance of a second life (complete with a hot air balloon), it has just been shortlisted for the Man...||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton||Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Awards longlists. Our book of the week is Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. Compared to John Irving (The Australian) it's 'profound and witty' (Sydney Morning Herald), 'unputdownable' (David...||24 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Normal People by Sally Rooney||Anna and Annie discuss the top 10 best-sellers and the release of Fear by Bob Woodward. Our book of the week is Normal People by Sally Rooney. Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and hailed by the Guardian as a 'future classic', it's...||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Milkman by Anna Burns||Anna and Annie have an update on the New Nobel Prize and the Ned Kelly Awards for crime. Our book of the week is Milkman by Anna Burns, which has made this year's Man Booker longlist. It is nominally set in Northern Ireland during the...||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner||Anna and Amanda discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Award, which has been won by Michelle de Kretser for The Life to Come. Our book of the week is The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, National Book Award finalist for The Flamethrowers. Her latest...||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones||Anna and Annie discuss the Jaipur Literary Festival coming to Adelaide, and Barack Obama's summer reading list. Our book of the week is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. A study of the marriage of two young black people in American and...||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge||Anna and Amanda discuss upcoming book releases by Khaled Hosseini, Marcus Zusak and Liane Moriarty. Our book of the week is Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. Borne from a blog post that went viral, this...||26 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson||Anna and Annie discuss the Not The Booker shortlist. We're doing better with this one and have read two of the books already! Our book of the week is Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. A debut novel after her striking collection Fen,...||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life by Yiyun Li||Anna and Amanda discuss the Man Booker Longlist and make a 'Snap' decision to read The Mars Room (see what we did there). Our book of the week is Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You in Your Life by Yiyun Li. A memoir of reading and her...||17 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Crudo by Olivia Laing||We've got some new entries into the Australian top 10 books alongside some familiar names this week. Anna also caught the author of our book of the week, Olivia Laing, in London. You too can hear Laing in conversation with Ali Smith on the London...||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: News of the World by Paulette Jiles||This week it's all about the Man Booker Prize with Anna and Annie. Anna was in London to coincide with the announcement of the Golden Booker, celebrating 50 years of the Man Booker Prize. While she was there, she was lucky enough to hear previous...||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Winter by Ali Smith||Anna and Amanda discuss the trend in celebrity book clubs with Jimmy Fallon hosting Tonight Show Summer Reads. And the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction has been awarded to We That Are Young by Preti Taneja. We're adding it to our...||30 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Wise Children by Angela Carter||Anna and Annie talk about the newly announced alternative to the cancelled Nobel Prize for Literature amidst the scandal surrounding the Swedish Academy. Our book of the week is Wise Children by Angela Carter, a magical, sequined romp through...||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Less by Andrew Sean Greer||Anna and Amanda discuss the New York Times bestsellers, including The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. Our book of the week is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. A comic novel about a writer traveling the world to avoid his...||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje||Anna and Amanda discuss book news: Michael Lewis has signed his latest book deal with Audible as audio-book sales keep growing. Our book of the week is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. He's known for The English Patient, which has just won the ...||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Passion by Jeanette Winterson||Anna and Annie discuss book news: the Stella Count is in. Has gender balance in publishing improved? Our book of the week is The Passion by Jeanette Winterson. Set in Boulogne and Venice during the Napoleonic Wars, hugely praised,...||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Dark Pines by Will Dean||Anna and Annie discuss book news: Mike McCormack has won the Dublin Literary Award for Solar Bones. And we're looking forward to these book-to-screen adaptations: Crazy Rich Asians, Women in Black and Disobedience. Our book of the week is ...||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Delirium by Laura Restrepo||Anna and Annie discuss book news: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie has won the Women's Prize for Fiction and Annie has the latest top 10 best-sellers. Our book of the week is Delirium by Lara Restrepo. A Colombian novel described as 'stunning'...||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: From the Wreck by Jane Rawson||Anna and Amanda discuss book news: Liane Moriarty has a new book coming out, Nine Perfect Strangers. Set at a health retreat, it sounds perfectly intriguing! And we chat about the Women's Prize. Our book of the week is From The Wreck by...||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The End by Fernanda Torres||Anna and Annie discuss book news: Philip Roth has passed away. Should we read more of his books? And the Miles Franklin longlist has been announced. Our book of the week is The End by Fernanda Torres, translated by Alison Entrekin. A...||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag||Anna and Amanda discuss the late Tom Wolfe, the Wodehouse prize for comic fiction and the British Book Awards. Our book of the week is Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag, translated by Srinath Perur. A New York Times Critics' Top Book of...||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Tracker by Alexis Wright||Anna and Annie discuss books news: the #MeToo movement has hit author Junot Diaz and the Nobel Prize. Our book of the week is Tracker by Alexis Wright. This collective biography of Tracker Tilmouth won the Stella Prize. Original, epic...||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: All That Man Is by David Szalay||Anna and Amanda discuss the ABIA awards: winners include Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt, The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham, The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krassnostein and Working Class Man by Jimmy...||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Red Parts by Maggie Neslon||Anna and Annie discuss books news: Amazon has sold out of Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone In The Dark after news that the Golden State Killer has been arrested. Our book of the week is The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson, a true account...||10 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Circe by Madeline Miller||Anna and Annie discuss this week's best-sellers, including Haruki Murakami's Men Without Women and Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion. Our book of the week is new release Circe by Madeline Miller. Next week, Anna and Amanda will be reading All...||8 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton||Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize winners, including Less by Andrew Sean Greer and DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar. Our book of the week is The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. Winton is an Australian 'Living Treasure' and has won the Miles...||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: In The Garden Of The Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey||Anna and Annie discuss book news: Tracker by Alexis Wright has won the Stella prize for Australian women's writing. Our book of the week is In The Garden Of The Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey. She has been called "one of the most exciting writers...||1 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Sight by Jessie Greengrass||Anna and Amanda discuss book news: a new Harry Potter game and a TV adaptation of Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock. Our book of the week is Sight by Jessie Greengrass, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Next week, Anna and...||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan||Anna and Annie discuss the latest bestsellers, notably The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. Our book of the week is The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, a crime novel set in Ireland. Next week, Anna and Amanda will be reading Sight by Jessie Greengrass.||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a wonderful podcast for anyone who loves discovering good books. A book club for anyone too busy to be in a real life book club!
Anna, Amanda and Annie are terrifically knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommended!
Love the way the book is discussed between the hosts, giving just enough information after setting the scene and introducing the characters, to make me want to read it.