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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.

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BooksPlus - 2017-03-26

March 26th, 2017

The treatment of Koreans in Japan through a delicate family history in Pachinko and a wig wearing pole dancing mother in Trapeze Act. Then time travel in a boat up and down the coast of Australia in Storyland and the story of a young Irish convict in old Sydney town in 1822 in Cotter.

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BooksPlus - 2017-03-19

March 19th, 2017

Flicking between London in the 1960's and Spain in the 1930's we meet some artists in The Muse, the second novel by Jessie Burton. We also meet up with Louis Nowra in his local pub in Woolloomooloo and then travel to Scotland and W.H.Auden in Polly Clark's Larchfield before find out what inspires Flemish artist Stefan Hertmans.

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BooksPlus - 2017-03-12

March 12th, 2017

Gods and monsters walk with us through Nail Gaiman's American Gods and perhaps down the streets of Western Sydney with Peter Polites and his urban noir novel Down the Hume. Also some sharp political edges in New York with a couple whose families are deeply divided in Dorit Rabinyan's All The Rivers.

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BooksPlus - 2017-03-05

March 5th, 2017

Irish writer John Boyne on his new book The Heart's Invisible Furies, the life story of a gay man stretching from the end of WWll until Ireland's referendum on gay marriage. Also,100 Years of Solitude fifty years on; Christina Baker Kline's novel from a painting, A Piece of the World; and Odetta Kelada, winner of the Dorothy Hewett Prize for an...