14 October 2007

ABC Radio National Books and Drama newsletter


ABC Radio National Books
and Drama newsletter


THE BOOK
SHOW

Monday to Friday 10:00am (repeated at
midnight)

URL: href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow

Liz Winfield's picks:


  • 1/10/2007
    RICHARD
    FORD

    URL: href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046023.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046023.htm

    Most people think writing is about characters
    and what they do, but American novelist Richard Ford thinks it's about making
    experiments with language. Furthermore, as a dyslexic person who didn't read a
    book to the end till he was 18, finding the right places for the words in his
    novels is a big clerical nightmare.

  • 2/10/2007
    ANITA RAU
    BADAMI'S CAN YOU HEAR THE NIGHTBIRD CALL?

    URL:
    href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046033.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046033.htm

    The history of 20th century India reads like a
    tragedy. From the time of partition to the explosion of the Air India Flight in
    1984, Anita Rau Badami connects the lives of women to this tragedy in her new
    book /Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?/ Her characters' hopes for the future are
    defeated by the wheels of history.

  • 3/10/2007
    OFF THE
    BEATEN TRACK WITH THE ALASKA QUARTERLY
    REVIEW

    URL: href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046020.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046020.htm

    New Yorker Editor David Remnick might think it
    important that his new poetry editor does not live in Alaska. Perhaps Remnick
    thinks Alaska's just too far from the centre of all things: New
    York.

  • 4/10/2007
    NICHOLAS
    SHAKESPEARE'S SECRETS OF THE SEA

    href="URL:http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046042.htm">URL:http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046042.htm

    Ramona Koval speaks to Nicholas Shakespeare
    about his latest novel, Secrets of the Sea.

  • 5/10/2007
    URL: href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046044.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/2046044.htm

    What is the state of adapting Australian books
    to film? Our expert panel debates this on The Book Show.

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