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Complete episode: Missed the week's best book interviews on ABC Radio National? Catch up with Kate Evans on BooksPlus, the one-stop destination for the RN bibliophile. Published every Saturday.

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BooksPlus - 2016-12-04

December 4th, 2016

Zadie Smith on her new novel Swing Time – an extraordinary conversation with Sarah Kanowski. Also, Australian Indian writer Roanna Gonsalves puts women’s bodies at the centre of her sharp and funny stories of migration, love and creativity in The Permanent Resident; Man Booker shortlisted writer Ottessa Moshfegh talks about writing; while...

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BooksPlus - 2016-11-27

November 27th, 2016

The history of the novel, traveling between Scotland, China and onto to Australia, a special event from the recent Creative Conversation event in Perth for the China Australia Writing Centre

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BooksPlus - 2016-11-20

November 20th, 2016

Historian Ann McGrath won the NSW Premier’s History Prize for her book Illicit Love, on interracial sex and marriage,and she speaks about how important these stories of ‘romance’ regulated and controlled are for understanding contact across cultures and time. Also, the latest collections of best Australian short stories and poetry, with...

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BooksPlus - 2016-11-13

November 13th, 2016

Hannah Kent's new novel The Good People, which is set in 19th century rural Ireland; Today Will be Different by Maria Semple introduces us to Eleanor Flood who keeps hoping she can start afresh and get stuffing, or perhaps drawing with Melissa Ashley and The Birdman's Wife