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In-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.

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In-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.

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Interesting discussion format, comforting voice

By incognito82 - Sep 22 2019
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I am listening to the episode about dream. I like the discussion format. Very interesting.

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Interesting discussion format, comforting voice

By incognito82 - Sep 22 2019
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I am listening to the episode about dream. I like the discussion format. Very interesting.
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The Book Show

Latest release on Jan 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: 50th anniversary of Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather

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Plus Michael Robotham's latest crime novel and the Cost of Art series.

Jul 22 2019

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Rank #2: Going big with James Ellroy, Andrea Goldsmith and Trent Dalton

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LA Quartet author James Ellroy teaches Claire the right way to say his new book title This Storm, Andrea Goldsmith on her latest novel Invented Lives, and Trent Dalton on the phenomenal success of Boy Swallows Universe.

Jun 03 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead's searing new novel

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Plus Australian author Tara June Winch and Irish writer Adrian McKinty

Jul 15 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Amitav Ghosh on links between Bengal and Venice

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Plus, Geoffrey Chaucer's life re-examined, and Jeannie Baker on collage.

Jun 17 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: Miles Franklin shortlist — A Stolen Season by Rodney Hall

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Power, exploitation and Australia’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq War.

Jul 12 2019

10mins

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Rank #6: Booker winner Howard Jacobson's latest novel about nonagenarian love

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Plus meet the six Australian authors shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award and Slaughterhouse Five turns 50.

Jul 29 2019

52mins

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Rank #7: Booker winner Ben Okri on spiders and freedom

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Plus we explore the writer's room of Perth based Irish writer Dervla McTiernan.

Jul 08 2019

54mins

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Rank #8: Melissa Lucashenko wins the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award

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Plus David Nicholls' latest romance Sweet Sorrow and what happens when we read with Belinda Jack.

Aug 05 2019

54mins

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Rank #9: Ann Weisgarber on kindness and the intimacy of glovemaking

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Plus, Max Porter's dark woodland spirit tells a story of England's present and past in Lanny.

Sep 23 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Dreams, sleep and nightmares in fiction and writing

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Writers Jasper Fforde, Karen Thompson Walker and Krissy Kneen explore the connection between dreams and fiction in a panel discussion from the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Sep 16 2019

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Rank #11: Ian McEwan's alternative vision of 1982, Melanie Cheng's Room for a Stranger, and Book to Film: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

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Man Booker award-winning author Ian McEwan on his latest novel Machines Like Me, Australian writer and doctor Melanie Cheng on Room for a Stranger, and Alicia Sometimes and Thomas Caldwell are back to give their take on another book to film adaptation: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas.

May 13 2019

54mins

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Rank #12: Miles Franklin shortlist — A Sand Archive by Gregory Day

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Gregory Day's nominated novel explores the writer's ongoing fascination with Victoria's Great Ocean Road.

Jul 12 2019

10mins

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Rank #13: T.C. Boyle fictionalises tripping with Timothy Leary, Rohan Wilson's Daughter of Bad Times, Alpacas with Maracas at National Simultaneous Storytime

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T.C. Boyle on Outside Looking In, Australian author Rohan Wilson looks to the future, and author/illustrator Matt Cosgrove and Australian Library and Information Association CEO Sue McKerracher on the importance of reading aloud to children.

May 20 2019

54mins

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Rank #14: Salman Rushdie plays with Quichotte

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Plus, The Testaments' broken embargo, and Kate Forsyth's Blue Rose.

Sep 09 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: Tony Birch on loss, strength, and racist policies of the 1960s

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Plus, Armando Lucas Correa on WW2 novel The Daughter's Tale, and Erin Gough and Omar Sakr on queer YA anthology Kindred.

Jun 24 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: Debut writers series: The Nancys by R. W. R. McDonald

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A murder in a small town is investigated by a determined 11 year-old girl, her uncle, and his boyfriend.

Jul 11 2019

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Rank #17: Miles Franklin shortlist — The Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

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As a lover of literary fiction, Bani Adam is unique in the sea of hyper masculinity at his school, Punchbowl Boys High, Western Sydney.

Jul 12 2019

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Rank #18: Debut writers series: My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones

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18 year-old Kaya is in danger — and she doesn't know who she can trust.

Aug 29 2019

18mins

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Rank #19: The late Andrew McGahan on his final novel

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Plus: Claire G Coleman explores the Stolen Generations through intergalactic warfare, and Joanne Ramos fictionalises surrogacy in her native Philippines.

Sep 02 2019

54mins

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Rank #20: Siri Hustvedt on why there's no such thing as pure memoir, the art of translation, Chris Womersley

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American author Siri Hustvedt on blending fiction and memoir in her latest novel Memories of the Future, Argentinean author Mariana Dimópolus and her translator Alice Whitmore, and Australian author Chris Womersley on his first short fiction collection A Lovely and Terrible Thing.

May 27 2019

54mins

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