Shakespeare Trilogy
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Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 3 ABC July 1, 1991

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The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, ...

The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, archive and museum collections.

Jennifer Byrne Presents: True Crime
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: True Crime

ABC October 20, 2009

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

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of writing genres such as crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this special, Jennifer and her guests explore the macabre world of true life crime novels. Before the judge's hammer has even declared a suspect guilty or innocent, the books are on the shelves.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Tom Kenneally

ABC September 16, 2014

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Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most prolific writers Tom Keneally as he celebrates 50 years in print. Traversing his many successes as well as some of the ...

Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most prolific writers Tom Keneally as he celebrates 50 years in print. Traversing his many successes as well as some of the criticisms he's faced over the decades.

Shakespeare Trilogy
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Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 1 ABC June 17, 1991

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An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, ...

An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, illustrating the rich and beautiful countryside surrounding Stratford-on-Avon.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Punchlines

ABC June 12, 2012

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Jennifer Byrne is looking at funny books. The book considered the first modern novel - Don Quixote - was a comedy. Since then, the genre has seriously branched out. From ...

Jennifer Byrne is looking at funny books. The book considered the first modern novel - Don Quixote - was a comedy. Since then, the genre has seriously branched out. From English wits Wilde, Waugh and Wodehouse and the American satirists Heller, Vonnegut and Roth, not to mention all of those comedian memoirs that are topping the best seller lists.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Peter, Paul And Ian

ABC September 21, 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 speaks to three of her literary heroes - Peter Carey, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan.

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?

The Book Club
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The Book Club: August 2013

ABC August 6, 2013

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This month on The Book Club, host Jennifer Byrne and panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by journalist Mark Colvin and Jane Allen, writer of the ABC drama ...

This month on The Book Club, host Jennifer Byrne and panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by journalist Mark Colvin and Jane Allen, writer of the ABC drama Crownies. The two books being reviewed are Claire Messud's new release The Woman Upstairs, and Flann O'Brien's surrealist classic The Third Policeman.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: PD James

ABC May 14, 2013

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P.D. James is one of Britain's most admired and best loved writers. Long considered the queen of crime and the doyenne of detective novelists, she has a large readership ...

P.D. James is one of Britain's most admired and best loved writers. Long considered the queen of crime and the doyenne of detective novelists, she has a large readership beyond the confines of the genre and is praised by critics in such literary journals as The Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: May 2014

ABC May 6, 2014

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Clare Wright and John Collee join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - her Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Clare chose this month's ...

Clare Wright and John Collee join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - her Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Clare chose this month's classic, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Tim Winton

ABC October 10, 2013

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The last time Jennifer Byrne went to Western Australia to interview Tim Winton, it was 22 years ago and Winton was, at that time, one of the country's most promising young ...

The last time Jennifer Byrne went to Western Australia to interview Tim Winton, it was 22 years ago and Winton was, at that time, one of the country's most promising young writers. He was on the cusp of his first major commercial success with the release of his breakthrough novel, Cloudstreet. Over the last two decades, Winton has solidified his position as an author of serious significance within the Australian cultural landscape. On the eve of the release of his first novel in five years, Jennifer revisits Tim's native WA to chat with him once again.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Di Morrissey

ABC November 15, 2011

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Tonight's special is a salute of sorts to one of Australia's publishing icons. With two decades in the biz - our best-selling female author has a legion of loyal fans. Her ...

Tonight's special is a salute of sorts to one of Australia's publishing icons. With two decades in the biz - our best-selling female author has a legion of loyal fans. Her latest book, The Opal Desert, has just been published, and this month also marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of her very first, The Heart of the Dreaming. 20 novels in 20 years - it's the right time for Jennifer Byrne to catch up with the one and only Di Morrissey.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: March 2015

ABC March 1, 2015

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The first new look The Book Club will be recorded at the Perth Writers' Festival. Joining Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger will be international guests from the ...

The first new look The Book Club will be recorded at the Perth Writers' Festival. Joining Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger will be international guests from the Perth Writers' Festival: Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things) and John Lanchester (How to Speak About Money; Capital; The Debt to Pleasure).

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Monsters And Bloodsuckers

ABC October 31, 2011

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

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of writing genres such as crime, sex and romance and fantasy. Tonight, Jennifer and her guests explore the very darkest of literary worlds. From zombie mayhem in Jane Austen's core text, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies... to the Twilight vampire series, horror is hot, and in fact it always has been. There is something we love about books that scare the hell out of us.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: May 9, 2017

ABC May 9, 2017

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Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by C.S. Pacat and Zoe Norton Lodge as The Book Club grapples with the ghostly Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders ...

Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by C.S. Pacat and Zoe Norton Lodge as The Book Club grapples with the ghostly Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders and the timely classic, The Handmaid's Tale.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: October 2013

ABC October 1, 2013

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Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by movie reviewer, David Stratton and author Delia Falconer to discuss new release The Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter ...

Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by movie reviewer, David Stratton and author Delia Falconer to discuss new release The Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and Elizabeth Harrower's, The Watch Tower.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ian Rankin

ABC May 21, 2013

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Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin followed a wayward path to the page. A one-time swineherd, he has also been a tax collector, reviewer of hi-fi equipment and punk musician. ...

Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin followed a wayward path to the page. A one-time swineherd, he has also been a tax collector, reviewer of hi-fi equipment and punk musician. These experiences have all curiously made their way into his much loved crime novels. In Rankin's latest book, Standing In Another Man's Grave, his most famous literary creation, Inspector Rebus, returns after a long absence.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Future of the Book

ABC May 17, 2011

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This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How ...

This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How long we'll keep on reading it.