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!


All Episodes

Ep 122: The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-sook Shin translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Anna and Amanda discuss the , awarded to Richard Powers for The Overstory. Our book of the week is by Kyung-sook Shin translated by Ha-yun Jung.  A coming-of-age story of a factory girl in Seoul in the 1970s, this shows a different side of the…

Ep 121: An American Sunrise with Jenny Colvin

A special episode: Anna chats with Jenny Colvin, host of , one of our favourite bookish podcasts. Our book of the week is by Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States.  Joy Harjo has won multiple awards for her poetry telling First Nation…

Ep 120: The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel

Anna and Annie discuss the . Our book of the week is by Emily St John Mandel. This is the follow-up to her hugely successful, multi-award winning pandemic novel . Inspired by the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, it centres on the fraudster’s wife Vincent,…

Ep 119: Vernon Subutex by Virginie Despentes translated by Frank Wynne

Anna and Amanda discuss the , See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill. Our book of the week is and 2 by Virginie Despentes translated by Frank Wynne. Virginie Despentes is a sensation in France and a ‘rock and roll Balzac’ (Times Literary…

Ep 118: The Turn of the Key with Ruth Ware

A special episode: Anna chats with international number one best-seller Ruth Ware about her new thriller . We have long been fans of Ruth Ware’s crime novels, from In A Dark, Dark Wood (optioned by Reese Witherspoon) to The Woman in the Cabin Ten ,…

Ep 117: The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

Anna and Annie discuss the Booker International Shortlist and  Annie recommends new release by Julia Baird for Aussie April. Our book of the week is by Hilary Mantel.  This is the much anticipated final book in her trilogy about Thomas…

Ep 116: Lockdown Lit Fest and Women’s Prize with Jamie Klingler

A special episode: Anna chats with Jamie Klingler, founder of , the London Book Club and now working with , a virtual literary festival. Jamie is reading the and all 24 previous winners.  She recommends by Elizabeth Ames and the podcast . Next…

Ep 115: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Anna and Amanda discuss a new way A-listers are helping children affected by the school closures: . And we’ve been inspired by all the reading recommendations for self-isolation.  Stay tuned for our top picks! Our book of the week is by Robert…

Ep 114: Weather by Jenny Offill

Anna and Annie announce yet more award nominations, with the shortlist for the being released this week as well as the winners of the , including podcast favourites Maria Tumarkin and Yiyun Li.  Our book of the week is by Jenny Offill, whose…

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