Books On The Go

Hosted ByAnna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters & Amanda Hayes

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


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Ep 69: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Anna and Annie discuss the , mostly won by Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, and the according to the Sydney Morning Herald.  Our book of the week is by Helen Oyeyemi.  Annie is a fan of this Nigerian-born British author, whom…

Ep 68: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

Anna and Amanda discuss the , recommended by Preti Taneja (ep 56). Our book of the week is by Felicity McLean.  An Australian mystery set in outer Sydney, it has been described as ‘a Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation’. But what did…

Ep 67: The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer

Anna and Annie discuss the shortlist for the to be announced on 21 May, and this week’s Top Ten Bestsellers. Our book of the week is by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer.  A creative autobiography of Ernaux’s life growing up in…

Ep 66: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Anna and Annie discuss the – so many thoughts! – and the , including , and . Our book of the week is by Vicki Laveau-Harvie.  A darkly funny memoir about caring for ageing parents in Alberta, Canada – but this is unlike any other…

Ep 65: Flames by Robbie Arnott, with Shawn Mooney

Anna and Annie chat with Shawn Mooney, of , and discuss this week’s Top 10 Best Sellers. Our book of the week is by Robbie Arnott.  It’s the story of Charlotte running away from her brother Levi, a detective sent to find her, and the Tasmanian…

Ep 64: Spring by Ali Smith

Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize fiction winner, by Richard Powers.  And Anna gives her predictions for the , to be announced on 29 April. Our book of the week is by Ali Smith.  The third in her seasonal quartet, it weaves…

Ep 63: Interview with Chanel Cleeton, author of When We Left Cuba

A special episode: Anna talks with Chanel Cleeton about her latest novel . Chanel’s previous novel was a USA Today Bestseller and a .  When We Left Cuba is set in 1960s Florida in the wake of Fidel Castro’s political rise in Cuba and…

Ep 62: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Anna and Annie discuss the .  The have been announced, with The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai winning for Fiction and My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite for Crime / Thriller. Our book of the week is by Valeria…

How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Anna and Amanda discuss upcoming  .  Anna is shocked when Amanda reveals she has never read the .   Our book of the week is by Jing-Jing Lee.  It weaves together the story of Wang Di, as a widow in modern-day Singapore and…

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