First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
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First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: April 2011

ABC April 5, 2011

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This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey ...

This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey Cousins, and Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Submerged Cathedral, The Children and Animal People.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: On The Road

ABC September 21, 2010

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Jennifer welcomes book lovers to a special movable feast, as we follow some restless writers, On The Road. From Marco Polo's reports from the mysterious East, Mark Twain's ...

Jennifer welcomes book lovers to a special movable feast, as we follow some restless writers, On The Road. From Marco Polo's reports from the mysterious East, Mark Twain's adventures right here in Australia, through to Che Guevara's formative wanderings across South America, travel literature has a long, proud history. Books like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love - and writers like Bill Bryson - regularly top the bestseller lists, yet there are those who consider the genre a shot duck.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Blockbusters And Bestsellers

ABC May 11, 2010

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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres. They reveal the conventions, controversies, and titles that have helped shaped the literary landscape. This month, Jennifer brings in the heavy artillery of the publishing world, those authors whose books always appear in the front of the shops. While critics tend to ignore their work, the books sell in their millions, and bring huge pleasure to many readers.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Biography

ABC November 2, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne presents this fascinating exploration of one of the most popular, yet contentious literary genres, the biography. Joined by very special guests Peter ...

Jennifer Byrne presents this fascinating exploration of one of the most popular, yet contentious literary genres, the biography. Joined by very special guests Peter Fitzsimons, Graeme Blundell, Jacqueline Kent and Christine Wallace, the panel will discuss the methods in which a writer gets inside the skin of a subject, the role of the biography throughout history, and the increasing scrutiny, defamation suits and scandal that accompany these works of non-fiction.

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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ken Follett

ABC March 29, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by a very special guest, an author who is ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by a very special guest, an author who is considered to be one of the most successful living novelists in the world today, Ken Follett.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Jeanette Winterson

ABC July 31, 2012

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More than 25 years ago as a young, debut author Jeanette Winterson seized the limelight - and Britain's major first novel award - with Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, a ...

More than 25 years ago as a young, debut author Jeanette Winterson seized the limelight - and Britain's major first novel award - with Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, a scarifying but also comic story of a girl adopted by a strict, working-class Pentecostal Christian couple in England's industrial north. Some 18 books and - for the author - half a lifetime later, comes the non-fiction version of that same truly bizarre childhood plus, what happened next. It's called Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

The Book Club
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The Book Club: March 2014

ABC March 4, 2014

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Kate Langbroek and Michael Robotham join us for the first Book Club of the year. We'll discuss 'Doctor Sleep', the new release from Stephen King. Kate is bringing in her ...

Kate Langbroek and Michael Robotham join us for the first Book Club of the year. We'll discuss 'Doctor Sleep', the new release from Stephen King. Kate is bringing in her favourite, 'The Perfect Scent' by Chandler Burr.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Writing With Food

ABC September 14, 2011

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Two of the greatest joys of life, good books and great food, are combined as never before in an exuberant and entertaining half hour as Jennifer Byrne Presents Writing With ...

Two of the greatest joys of life, good books and great food, are combined as never before in an exuberant and entertaining half hour as Jennifer Byrne Presents Writing With Food. Jennifer's guests include Mikey Robins, Gay Bilson, Marion Halligan and Lindsay McDougall.

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
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First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: November 2009

ABC November 3, 2009

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This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey ...

This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey Cousins, and Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Submerged Cathedral, The Children and Animal People.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Margaret Atwood

ABC May 28, 2013

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Margaret Atwood has a truly stellar literary career. Achieving her first professional publication at just 20, she won her first award at 22. With over 50 titles published, ...

Margaret Atwood has a truly stellar literary career. Achieving her first professional publication at just 20, she won her first award at 22. With over 50 titles published, including 13 novels and 10 non-fiction books, as well as poetry, short stories and children's books, Atwood is as prolific as she is venerated. She has accumulated numerous awards and accolades spanning over five decades.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ian McEwan

ABC April 30, 2013

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McEwan is one of those rare authors whose work is loved equally by both critics and readers. His first novel The Cement Garden was published in 1976 and since then he's ...

McEwan is one of those rare authors whose work is loved equally by both critics and readers. His first novel The Cement Garden was published in 1976 and since then he's written some of the great books of the past four decades; On Chesil Beach, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, Saturday, and Atonement.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Fantasy

ABC July 12, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne presents a special on fantasy - the realm of magic, marvels, and massive sales figures. Fantasy is the world's biggest-selling form of fiction. Oldest, too, the ...

Jennifer Byrne presents a special on fantasy - the realm of magic, marvels, and massive sales figures. Fantasy is the world's biggest-selling form of fiction. Oldest, too, the roots of fantasy going back to the very start of story - from The Odyssey to Beowulf, from One Thousand and One Nights to legends of King Arthur. All essentially fantasy - though usually kept on different shelves in the bookshop.

Shakespeare Trilogy
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Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 2 ABC June 24, 1991

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Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming ...

Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming recreates the charm and atmosphere of the scenes and buildings associated with him.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Cult Reads

ABC March 15, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres, they reveal the conventions, controversies, and titles that have helped shaped the literary landscape. Up for discussion by Jennifer and guests tonight is the genre of cult fiction.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Sex And Romance

ABC October 11, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of fiction genres like crime, sex, romance and fantasy. Tonight Jennifer and guests explore the passionate world of sex and romance, a journey through some of the most cherished and most reviled books in history.

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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

ABC August 24, 2010

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On tonight's show, Jennifer talks to author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Born in Somalia and raised a devout Muslim, Ayaan Hirsi Ali broke tradition when she escaped an arranged marriage ...

On tonight's show, Jennifer talks to author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Born in Somalia and raised a devout Muslim, Ayaan Hirsi Ali broke tradition when she escaped an arranged marriage and fled to the Netherlands where she was given asylum and eventually citizenship. Hirsi Ali gained international recognition as the controversial member of the Dutch Parliament who wrote a short film attacking Islam, which led to the murder of its director, Theo Van Gogh, and a similar threat against Hirsi Ali.

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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Animal Tales

ABC October 10, 2011

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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of fiction genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. Tonight Jennifer and guests explore the world of animals in books. From the furry friends of childhood with their joyful ways - and sometimes improving morals - to the four-legged metaphors which roam unchecked and untamed through adult literature. What is it about animals that manages to grab such a firm grip on our hearts and minds and never lets go?

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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Words Aloud

ABC February 14, 2012

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Once upon a time there was a campfire where we sat and shared our stories... We spoke them aloud. Until - being a clever species - we found other ways to tell those tales. ...

Once upon a time there was a campfire where we sat and shared our stories... We spoke them aloud. Until - being a clever species - we found other ways to tell those tales. First we bound them into manuscripts, and from the late Middle Ages - and Gutenberg - we printed them out in books. Early last century came the paperback... now the e-book. But you only have to see the massive growth in book clubs and writers festivals to know we still like to gather and share stories.