Books and Arts - Separate stories 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.


Bizet's Romantic imagining of the 'Exotic East' is reinterpreted by Opera Q.

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What is queer Indigenous art? Well, it can be a lot of different things, and it's often made by people sick of being pigeon-holed into a narrow set of expectations.

Bronwyn Bancroft's book has been translated into Chinese for the first time, she's in Beijing for the 10th Anniversary of Australian Writers Week in China.

Laurent Binet's The Seventh Function of Language reimagines the death of French semiotician, Roland Barthes, as a madcap murder mystery featuring cameos from Derrida, Foucault, and Bulgarian assassins.