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The Book Show

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Your favourite fiction authors share the story behind their latest books.


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 184 ratings
  • Brendan Cowell's Bukowski impression is fantastic!!

    Deborah Nottelling
    2 years ago
  • Love the show!

    I’m really enjoying listening to your show. Your interviews are always insightful and you manage to engage so warmly with your subjects. I’m also particularly loving the music that’s used, so congrats also to whoever is on the controls behind the scenes. Thankyou!

    Apple Podcasts
    All the time on the world
    Australia3 years ago
  • Although the hosts mostly do a very good job, I just get sick of the endless political correctness that characterises just about every ABC production these days. White authors are challenged on their credentials to write black characters, but never the reverse. Minority perspectives automatically are given greater respect. Maybe that's to balance the biases of the past, and I accept the need for some redress, but I'd rather hear each book & author treated on their merits

    Podcast Addict
    3 years ago
  • Richard Ford

    Dear Claire. Thank you for the interview with Richard Ford, Striving for better, originally broadcast 29 June 2020. I was struck by the sincerity and intelligence of this interview. It was evident you and the author were listening, thinking about what had been said and responding in kind. The Book Show is consistently of high quality and one of my favourite podcasts.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia3 years ago
  • Amazing!!!!!!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast!!! Can’t wait for next week 📚📚

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia3 years ago

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