50 episodes

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

The Book Show ABC Podcasts

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    • 4.4, 105 Ratings

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

    Stardom in the spotlight with Anne Enright

    Stardom in the spotlight with Anne Enright

    Anne Enright's novel about the theatre, authors on writing the difficult second novel and Tommy Wieringa's obsession with small villages.

    • 53 min
    Love and Les Mis with Roddy Doyle and Kester Grant

    Love and Les Mis with Roddy Doyle and Kester Grant

    Irish novelist Roddy Doyle on Love, Vogel winner KM Kruimink has a writer’s hotline and Les Misérables inspired fantasy fiction.

    • 54 min
    Kate Grenville and Julie Janson's different takes on Australian history

    Kate Grenville and Julie Janson's different takes on Australian history

    Two novelists, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous, talk about the same period of Australia's colonial history.

    • 54 min
    Music and language with David Mitchell and Tara June Winch

    Music and language with David Mitchell and Tara June Winch

    David Mitchell celebrates the power of music in Utopia Avenue, Jane Austen inspired fiction and Tara June Winch, winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award.

    • 54 min
    Pandemics and ponzi schemes with Emily St John Mandel

    Pandemics and ponzi schemes with Emily St John Mandel

    Emily St John Mandel on The Glass Hotel and pandemics in fiction, a preview of the Miles Franklin shortlist and Ronnie Scott on his debut The Adversary.

    • 54 min
    Masterclass with Tim Winton, Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje and more

    Masterclass with Tim Winton, Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje and more

    Some of the biggest names from the writing world share their top writing tips.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

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Dear Claire. Thank you for the interview with Richard Ford, Striving for better, originally broadcast 29 June 2020. I was struck by the sincerity and intelligence of this interview. It was evident you and the author were listening, thinking about what had been said and responding in kind. The Book Show is consistently of high quality and one of my favourite podcasts.

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