What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more and join out monthly Book Club on Facebook.
Serial killers, thrillers and Shirley Hazzard: new books from Bret Easton Ellis and Deepti Kapoor
Kate and Cassie are back with new fiction for 2023: reading Bret Easton Ellis' The Shards and Deepti Kapoor's Age of Vice with guests Geordie Williamson and Sue Turnbull; and Brigitta Olubas on her biography of writer Shirley Hazzard
Summer Reading: Where will books take you?
Hoofbeats, assassins and tracks in the snow. Rereading Gillian Mears’ novel Foal’s Bread; reading Kári Gíslason's The Sorrow Stone; and speaking to Karen Joy Fowler about her novel Booth and the books that shaped it.
Books Extra: Fiona McFarlane's The Sun Walks Down
A child is lost in a nineteenth-century landscape carved out of both thousands of years of history, and more recent expectations and misunderstandings. An entire community rallies to find him – but their pathways diverge, overtake, retrace and obliterate each other. What a story! Novelist Fiona McFarlane speaks about The Sun Walks Down with Kate Evans.
Summer reading: from the afterlife to New Zealand fiction, we have you covered
Reading Steve Toltz's Here Goes Nothing and Ashley Goldberg's Abomination, and speaking to Tracey Lien (All That's Left Unsaid) and Sue Orr (Loop Tracks) about the books that have shaped them.
Books Extra: Becky Manawatu and Leila Mottley
Stories that are tough and joyful, heartbreaking and beautiful, confronting and worth it: Kate Evans speaks with New Zealand writer Becky Manawatu about her novel, Aue; and to American writer Leila Mottley about Nightcrawling
Summer Reading: It's time to catch up on some great books you missed
Reading Canadian Métis writer Katherena Vermette's The Strangers, Irish writer Louise Kennedy's Trespasses, and speaking to Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet about Case Study and the bookshelf that made it
Can we have a list of the all the books reviewed
Love this podcast.
It would be great if there was a list online of all the books that had been reviewed and what episode they were reviewed in.
Great book chat!
Consistently the best book reviews podcast - great format, useful opinions, good guest reviewers, and great source for new books to read.
Tyson Yunkaporta was spot on about Greenwood!