Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic -The Quiet American by Graeme Greene.
Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three Bronx teens search for their voices and an answer to the question: Can language change lives? Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are precariously balanced on the edge. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
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.
Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.
August's regular Book Club will be consumed by the sin of Lust when Jennifer is joined by regular Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus author, journalist and TV presenter Tara Moss and founder of The Bell Shakespeare Company - actor and director John Bell.