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BooksPlus is the one-stop destination for bibliophiles, a digest of the week’s best interviews about books and writing across RN.

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BooksPlus - 2017-06-18

June 18th, 2017

Elizabeth Strout, acclaimed author of My Name is Lucy Barton, on her latest novel, Anything is Possible; Ivan Coyote’s fearless and funny Tomboy Survival Guide; the creation and revolutionary context of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable; and getting on board with audio books, with long-distance truck driver Rod Hanifey (who has listened to about 500...

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BooksPlus - 2017-06-11

June 11th, 2017

Arundhati Roy on her first novel in 20 years, The Ministry of Small Things, which largely takes part in the middle of a cemetery and children's author and creator of Winn Dixie, Despereaux , Kate Di Camillo, with her new book Raymie Nightingale and Rachel Seiffert takes us back to 1941 and a small Ukrainian town in A Boy in Winter.

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BooksPlus - 2017-06-04

June 4th, 2017

The story of growing up as an only child in Richard Ford's memoir Between Them and Nadeem Aslam tells us about the religious turmoil in Pakistan in his fifth novel The Golden Legend. Jack Parlabane returns to break more rules an create more mayhem in Chris Brookmyre's latest book Want You Gone and we met the winners of the inaugural audio book...

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BooksPlus - 2017-05-28

May 28th, 2017

A special Sydney Writers Festival edition of Books Plus where fresh from opening night Brit Bennett talks about her debut novel The Mothers, George Saunders recasts the personal grief of President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln in the Bardo. Margo Lanagan turns things inside out in her short story collection My Sister Down, and Lauren Child the...