Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books That Changed The World

ABC September 10, 2013

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Host Jennifer Byrne is joined by Perth Writers Festival guests, Tom Holland, Ahdaf Soueif, Jared Diamond and Loretta Napoleoni who each introduce their book of choice and ...

Host Jennifer Byrne is joined by Perth Writers Festival guests, Tom Holland, Ahdaf Soueif, Jared Diamond and Loretta Napoleoni who each introduce their book of choice and explain why it is worthy of world changing status.

Patience After Sebald
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Patience After Sebald

SBS August 31, 2013

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WG Sebald's renowned and influential novel, The Rings of Saturn, provides the backdrop to this lyrical documentary, which retraces the walk along the Suffolk Coast in England.

WG Sebald's renowned and influential novel, The Rings of Saturn, provides the backdrop to this lyrical documentary, which retraces the walk along the Suffolk Coast in England.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert

ABC September 24, 2013

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Most well known as author of the best selling Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert chats with Jennifer Byrne about life after a literary smash hit, writing and her forthcoming ...

Most well known as author of the best selling Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert chats with Jennifer Byrne about life after a literary smash hit, writing and her forthcoming new release, The Signature of All Things.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Harry Games

ABC October 16, 2012

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From Harry Potter to Twilight and The Hunger Games, young adult (YA) fiction is bigger than ever. Anyone who has walked into a bookstore in recent years will know that teen ...

From Harry Potter to Twilight and The Hunger Games, young adult (YA) fiction is bigger than ever. Anyone who has walked into a bookstore in recent years will know that teen titles dominate the front of the shop. Gone are the days of fairy tales and Boy's Own adventures. The youth fiction of today is increasingly dark, tackling taboos and offering nightmarish visions of the future. What has brought about this progression? How has this once niche area of the publishing market become an industry colossus? Why is the domain of young adults now one for grown-ups too?

Dangerous Edge
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Dangerous Edge

SBS February 9, 2013

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Narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is a study of the life and works of author Graham Greene. From his struggles with mental illness and associated suicide attempts to his ...

Narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is a study of the life and works of author Graham Greene. From his struggles with mental illness and associated suicide attempts to his conversion to Catholicism and serial adultery, the film analyses the forces which drove his writing, and impregnated it with the dualities and oppositions in his own life.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: November 2013

ABC November 5, 2013

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This November, Ben Quilty and Kathryn Heyman join The Book Club to discuss Richard Flanagan's new release The Narrow Road to the Deep North along with Chris Ware's classic ...

This November, Ben Quilty and Kathryn Heyman join The Book Club to discuss Richard Flanagan's new release The Narrow Road to the Deep North along with Chris Ware's classic graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.

The Book Show
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The Book Show: Alain De Botton

Season 7 Episode 7 Foxtel Arts April 11, 2017

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A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Tony Parsons and Pauline Black.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: May 16, 2017

ABC May 16, 2017

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Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by Di Morrissey and Adam Liaw to consider 'Jean Harley Was Here' by Heather Taylor Johnson and a favourite of two ...

Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by Di Morrissey and Adam Liaw to consider 'Jean Harley Was Here' by Heather Taylor Johnson and a favourite of two Clubbers - 'The Group' by Mary McCarthy.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou

Season 2 Episode 6 Arts June 27, 2017

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American icon Maya Angelou welcomes Dave Chappelle into her home for the day, and the two talk about comedy and poetry.

American icon Maya Angelou welcomes Dave Chappelle into her home for the day, and the two talk about comedy and poetry.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Great Expectations

Season 1 Episode 1 Foxtel Arts October 4, 2016

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Tony Jordan examines Charles Dickens' popular novel Great Expectations. Jordan investigates why the author changed the ending of the book, and asks what this tells the reader ...

Tony Jordan examines Charles Dickens' popular novel Great Expectations. Jordan investigates why the author changed the ending of the book, and asks what this tells the reader about the writer.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: August 2, 2016

ABC August 2, 2016

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Michael Williams, Toni Jordan and Gorgi Coghlan join Club regulars to discuss what comes after happily ever after in Alain de Botton's The Course of Love. They tackle Jason's ...

Michael Williams, Toni Jordan and Gorgi Coghlan join Club regulars to discuss what comes after happily ever after in Alain de Botton's The Course of Love. They tackle Jason's pick, classic outback horror story Wake in Fright.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: The Mill On The Floss

Season 2 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts October 14, 2016

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Multi-award-winning actor and director Fiona Shaw explores the genesis of her all-time favourite book, The Mill on the Floss, and discovers how the scandal that caused George ...

Multi-award-winning actor and director Fiona Shaw explores the genesis of her all-time favourite book, The Mill on the Floss, and discovers how the scandal that caused George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) to take a male pen name was also played out in the plot of her classic novel about a woman's thwarted intellectual ambitions and conflicting sexual desires.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: Books That Divide A Dinner Party

ABC July 3, 2016

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This episode is sure to bring fireworks to the table. Christos Tsiolkas, Geoff Cousins, Zoe Norton Lodge and Amelia Lester join Jennifer Byrne to debate Book that Divides a ...

This episode is sure to bring fireworks to the table. Christos Tsiolkas, Geoff Cousins, Zoe Norton Lodge and Amelia Lester join Jennifer Byrne to debate Book that Divides a Dinner Party.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: July 5, 2016

ABC July 5, 2016

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Virginia Gay, Michael Williams and Toni Jordan join Jen, Marieke and Jason to discuss Louise Erdrich's haunting new release La Rose and Dorothy Sayer's timeless whodunit, ...

Virginia Gay, Michael Williams and Toni Jordan join Jen, Marieke and Jason to discuss Louise Erdrich's haunting new release La Rose and Dorothy Sayer's timeless whodunit, Gaudy Night.

The Book Club's
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The Book Club's

ABC December 1, 2015

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Host, Jennifer Byrne and regular guests Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by 7.30 host and passionate reader Leigh Sales, and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams ...

Host, Jennifer Byrne and regular guests Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by 7.30 host and passionate reader Leigh Sales, and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams to discuss 2015's best books.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: The Mabinogion

Season 1 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts September 7, 2015

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Cerys Matthews explores the Mabinogion, a medieval book of ancient folk tales which includes the first-ever appearance of King Arthur. Translated from Welsh to English in the ...

Cerys Matthews explores the Mabinogion, a medieval book of ancient folk tales which includes the first-ever appearance of King Arthur. Translated from Welsh to English in the 19th century by Charlotte Guest, the influence of the book can be seen today in the works of JRR Tolkien and in Game of Thrones. The presenter examines the original manuscripts, and visits some of the locations in Wales that inspired many of the stories.

The Book Club
29:37

The Book Club: ABC On The Road In Toowoomba

ABC November 1, 2015

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Jennifer Byrne presents this month's Book Club from Toowoomba, joined by playwright Hannie Rayson and journalist and author Matthew Condon to discuss the provocative new novel ...

Jennifer Byrne presents this month's Book Club from Toowoomba, joined by playwright Hannie Rayson and journalist and author Matthew Condon to discuss the provocative new novel 'The Natural Way of Things' by Charlotte Wood.

Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair: Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy

Episode 1 ABC October 12, 2019

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In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Miss Rebecca Sharp.

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Miss Rebecca Sharp.