First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
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First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: August 2010

ABC August 3, 2010

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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.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: October 2014

ABC October 7, 2014

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Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus two special guests discuss new Australian novel, The Wanders by Paddy O'Reilly. This new release promises to challenge our ...

Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus two special guests discuss new Australian novel, The Wanders by Paddy O'Reilly. This new release promises to challenge our ideas about celebrity, disability and the value of human life.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Hoaxes

ABC November 6, 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 ...

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 writing genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this episode, Jennifer and guests embark on a fascinating exploration of one of the most popular writing genres - literary hoaxes.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Great War Stories

ABC August 31, 2016

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Around 25,000 books and scholarly articles have been written about every aspect of WWI, from well-known works such as All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, ...

Around 25,000 books and scholarly articles have been written about every aspect of WWI, from well-known works such as All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, to Gallipoli and The Great War by Les Carlyon, alongside books of poetry and verse from the 1930s. This special program will invite a panel of guests including Merrick Watts, Peter Fitzsimons, and Dr Christina Spittel to bring their favourite books to discuss and recommend to the audience.

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins
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Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC August 19, 2014

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Envy, the mean and plotting sin which has driven so many twisted villains from the Evil Queen in Snow White to Iago in Othello, is a constant. It's remained pretty much the ...

Envy, the mean and plotting sin which has driven so many twisted villains from the Evil Queen in Snow White to Iago in Othello, is a constant. It's remained pretty much the same since The Bible gave us Cain and Abel, but this poisonous sin has also given us some of literature's best villains.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books To Films

ABC March 9, 2010

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Jennifer and her guests are looking at the tricky business of transforming our beloved books into cinema. Joining Jennifer on the panel are John Marsden, Ana Kokkinos, John ...

Jennifer and her guests are looking at the tricky business of transforming our beloved books into cinema. Joining Jennifer on the panel are John Marsden, Ana Kokkinos, John Collee and Margaret Pomeranz.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Sports Pages

ABC November 12, 2013

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A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer Byrne for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres.

A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer Byrne for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres.

Artscape
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Artscape: Patrick White - Will They Read Me When I'm Dead?

ABC May 22, 2012

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The first Australian citizen to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Patrick White endured a life where it seemed his work was criticised more than it was praised. At one ...

The first Australian citizen to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Patrick White endured a life where it seemed his work was criticised more than it was praised. At one point White was described as 'Australia's most unreadable novelist'. Today he is regarded by many as one of the leading Australian authors of the 20th century.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Memoirs

ABC August 16, 2011

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Jennifer is joined by special guests to discuss the subject of memoirs. Memoirs, books that are truer than novels, chattier than biographies, that can be funny or inspiring or ...

Jennifer is joined by special guests to discuss the subject of memoirs. Memoirs, books that are truer than novels, chattier than biographies, that can be funny or inspiring or sometimes, like the drunken guest at a wedding, revealing far too much for comfort.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Erotica

ABC June 19, 2012

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According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor ...

According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor titillation leaves a very wide field, from the shocking to the saucy to the sublime. Joining Jennifer Byrne to discuss the erotic and our endless fascination with it are Krissy Kneen, author of Triptych and Swallow The Sound - a writer pushing the boundaries of acceptable sexual norms; David Malouf, one of Australia's most treasured writers and a deep thinker; writer, curator and performer Eddie Sharp, the mind behind the successful and often outrageous Erotic Fan Fiction Readings; and Linda Jaivin, writer, translator, and author of eight books including the very steamy Eat Me and more recently, A Most Immoral Woman.

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.

Love And Fury: Judith Wright And 'Nugget' Coombs
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Love And Fury: Judith Wright And 'Nugget' Coombs

ABC April 23, 2013

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Love And Fury celebrates the life, work and love of two remarkable Australians: Judith Wright and HC 'Nugget' Coombs. Their clandestine relationship over 25 years has been one ...

Love And Fury celebrates the life, work and love of two remarkable Australians: Judith Wright and HC 'Nugget' Coombs. Their clandestine relationship over 25 years has been one of the best-kept secrets in Australian literary and political public life. The story of their meeting, their love and their shared passions provides unique insights into the dreams and disappointments of a generation.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Jane Goodall

ABC September 9, 2014

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During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on ...

During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees and her conservation work.

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.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: November 2014

ABC November 4, 2014

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A program hosted by book lover and ABC arts personality Jennifer Byrne. An integral part of the book world, it features regular panellists and guests from the world of ...

A program hosted by book lover and ABC arts personality Jennifer Byrne. An integral part of the book world, it features regular panellists and guests from the world of literature, entertainment, sport or politics.

The Nobel Prize In Literature 2010
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The Nobel Prize In Literature 2010

SBS August 13, 2011

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A profile of Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The 74-year-old, ...

A profile of Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The 74-year-old, one-time presidential hopeful has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: June 2014

ABC June 3, 2014

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A.M. Homes and Vikram Chandra join the panel for this special Sydney Writers Festival edition of The Book Club, discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy ...

A.M. Homes and Vikram Chandra join the panel for this special Sydney Writers Festival edition of The Book Club, discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: May 30, 2017

ABC May 30, 2017

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Jennifer Byrne is joined by a special panel of authors at the Sydney Writers' Festival for 'Books That Changed My Life' featuring guests George Saunders, Anne Enright, Brit ...

Jennifer Byrne is joined by a special panel of authors at the Sydney Writers' Festival for 'Books That Changed My Life' featuring guests George Saunders, Anne Enright, Brit Bennett and Mikhail Zygar.