Conversations with internationally acclaimed authors about their new books and life stories. Hosted by award winning journalist and NYT writer Jane Perlez as well as many guest presenters.
Ep.4 Wade Davis, Magdalena River of Dreams
Our guest is Anthropologist Wade Davis who’s written a best seller on Colombia... its beauty, people and the nation's entanglement with the cocaine trade and the 50 year Colombian Civil War...His new book is entitled 'Magdalena River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia'
Wade is interviewed by Martin Kane one of your friendly booksellers at Bookoccino.
Ep.3 Hugh White AO, How to Defend Australia
Bookoccino's Jane Perlez (NYT) interviews Hugh White to discuss the role of a divided America and a rising China in the Asia-Pacific as well as many of the themes contained in his groundbreaking 2019 book "How to Defend Australia."
Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need?
Hugh White AO is an Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University in Canberra.
Ep.2 Malcolm Turnbull, A Bigger Picture
A Bigger Picture has generated sensational headlines and was an instant best seller. In an interview with Peter White, a former radio journalist, the former prime minister ranges from the affect that his mother walking out on him at age nine had on his personality and career, to whether will there be a war with China, and the future of the Republican movement in Australia...as well as walking us through some of his infamous run-ins with US President Donald.J.Trump. This podcast was created by the Bookoccino book shop in Avalon, consider supporting them through a small donation or a membership to get discounts on events and books throughout the year. Visit https://www.bookoccino.com.au/
Piano music by @vananhofficial.
Ep.1 Bill Finnegan, a surfing life
Episode 1, Bill Finnegan, one of America's most prominent man of letters, a long-time writer at the New Yorker. Bill is also an avid surfer, which he recounts in Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, which won the Pulitzer Prize and has been a consistent best seller at Bookoccino. In our first edition of Bookoccino Conversations, he is interviewed by Jane Perlez, the Pulitzer prize winning New York Times correspondent. Bill talks about the monumental swells he surfed around the world as well as some anecdotes of his travels as a wartime correspondent. Piano pieces performed by concert pianist Van-anh Nguyen, find her music on itunes https://music.apple.com/au/album/pop-alchemy/1446350487 and spotify. Produced by willfarge.com.au