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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Books On The Go Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

    Ep 187: Real Estate by Deborah Levy

    Ep 187: Real Estate by Deborah Levy

    Anna and Amanda discuss Real Estate, the latest book by Deborah Levy in her living autobiography series. 
    Levy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice, for her novels Swimming Home and Hot Milk, and has won acclaim recently for her non-fiction works, with the best-selling The Cost of Living a New York Times Notable Book and listed in the Guardian's '100 Best Books of the 21st Century'.  Real Estate follows Levy's journey from London to a writing fellowship in Paris and has been described as 'a dialogue between art and life' (The Guardian). 
    Coming up: Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum.
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    • 19 min
    Ep 186: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

    Ep 186: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist.
    Our book of the week is Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead. This sweeping historical novel about a 1950s woman aviator and modern-day movie star has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  Described as a 'soaring masterclass' (Telegraph), the Donna Tartt comparisons are apt. 
    Coming up: Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 19 min
    Ep 185: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

    Ep 185: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

    The new Sally Rooney novel is here!  Anna and Annie discuss the publishing event and enormous success of the release of Rooney's third book.
    Beautiful World, Where Are You is a novel about four friends, examining their relationships and touching on world issues.  Perfect for book clubs, there is so much to discuss.  Praised for its 'touching honesty' (Financial Times) and 'originality' (Esquire) this was Watersones' 2021 best-selling fiction title after only three days on the shelves.
    Coming up: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 25 min
    Ep 184: Minor Detail by Adania Shibli translated by Elisabeth Jacquette

    Ep 184: Minor Detail by Adania Shibli translated by Elisabeth Jacquette

    Anna and Amanda discuss the 2021 Women's Prize winner Susanna Clarke for Piranesi, a follow-up story about #BookTok trends and the winners of the 2021 Wainwright Prize for nature writing.  Amanda recommends this interview with Merlin Sheldrake on Conversations with Richard Fidler. 
    Our book of the week is Minor Detail by Adania Shibli translated by Elisabeth Jacquette.  A short, powerful novel about a crime in 1949 and a young woman investigating in modern-day Palestine, it was longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2020 National Book Awards for translated literature. It was also the group read-along for the Women in Translation Month #WITReadathon.
    Coming up: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney and Real Estate by Deborah Levy.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 17 min
    Ep 183: Fault Lines by Emily Itami

    Ep 183: Fault Lines by Emily Itami

    Anna and Annie discuss Tik Tok book trends and the headlines around the upcoming release of Sally Rooney's new novel Beautiful World, Where Are You. 
    Our book of the week is Fault Lines by Emily Itami.  A Brief Encounter set in Tokyo, this is a short novel about Mizuki, whose perfect married life changes when she meets restauranteur Kiyoshi. It's a 'brilliant modern love story' (Cathy Rentzenbrink), 'short, emotional and very funny' (Stylist) and one of Annie's top books of the year so far. 
    Coming up: Minor Detail by Adania Shibli translated by Elisabeth Jacquette.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 19 min
    Ep 182: The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

    Ep 182: The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

    Anna and Annie discuss the 50 Hottest New Books Everyone Should Read.
    Our book of the week is The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey, winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.  This is a beautiful novel about a woman who moves to a coastal town to be near her son, who is in prison. Meditative and profound but there is dry humour too.  We loved it.
    Coming up: Minor Detail by Adania Shibli translated by Elisabeth Jacquette.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz  

    • 22 min

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