Books and Arts - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts.


Today, a conversation with French writer Laurent Binet about his new semiotic detective novel, The 7th Function of Language, we check into the Australian Writers Week in China with indigenous author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft, investigate queer indigenous art with Ngarigo man Peter Walpes Crowe, and find out about the glorious music from...

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Hear what makes the Ethiopian jazz so special with two icons of the genre, Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra as they perform live in the studio; then meet Robert Newton, an Australian young adult fiction author whose latest novel was inspired by his work as a firefighter; and end with a reflection on the importance of the sneaker as a fashion object,...

Judith White has a critical look at public art galleries, arts in the Federal Budget, the impact of the Fairfax cuts on arts coverage and a play called Melbourne Talam about three Indians in Australia.

Eva Hornung's novel The Last Garden. Tablo, State Libraries and the future of publishing. Joy Rhoades' novel of land and war, The Woolgrower's Companion. Heard This and Thought of You - Jana Wendt.