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Emma Batchelor - You're Booked

Season 9, Ep. 87

This week we are delighted to welcome author, award-winner and Books to Nourish auction victor Emma Batchelor! Emma’s debut book, Now That I See You, is an acclaimed love story, told through letters and diary entries, reflecting Emma’s own experience of identity, gender and grief. The book won the Vogel Literary Award, Australia's most prestigious prize for an unpublished manuscript. We talked to her about great Australian literature, lady detectives, eroticism in Jane Austen and the genius of Nina Stibbe. For more on Books to Nourish visit bookstonourish.wordpress.com/ and discover more about FareShare at fareshare.org.

BOOKS

Emma Batchelor - Now That I See You

Torrey Peters - Detransition Baby

Alexandra Heminsley - Some Body To Love

Kerry Greenwood - Phryne Fisher Mysteries

Joan Lindsay - Picnic at Hanging Rock

Ruth Park - Harp in the South

Melina Marchetta - Looking for Alibrandi

Jessie Tu - Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Naoise Dolan - Exciting Times

Kabi Nagata - My Lesbian Year of Loneliness

Sophie Kinsella - Undomestic Goddess

Sophie Kinsella - Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Jane Austen - Emma

Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Helen Halstead - A Private Performance

Ella Baxter - New Animal

Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love

Sheila Heti - Motherhood

Nell Frizzell - Panic Years

Emma Jane Unsworth - Adults

Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s Diary

Ruby Tandoh - Eat Up

Laurie Colwin - Home Cooking

Nina Stibbe - Love Nina

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