First awarded in 1957, this year
marks the 62nd year of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Join Katherine & Nisa as
they discuss books that have made it on to the 2019 shortlist. The books span
genres such as magic realism, autobiography, mystery and dystopia. Some themes
found in the novels include: family, the environment, art, masculinity,
relationships, race and racism – all against a range of Australian backdrops.
Some of the books discussed in
Episode 18 of Parra Pods include:
In this episode of Parra Pods Katherine & Nisa asked themselves why do some memoirs resonate so much with people?
Michelle Obam’s ‘Becoming was City of Parramatta Libraries most borrowed non-fiction title so far in 2019. Her spouse Barak Obama was the President of the United States for eight years, yet it is she who has garnered both popular and critical acclaim for this “tell it like it is” memoir.
Sally Fields is a Hollywood legend and, an Oscar recipient, here is her memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family, overcoming the limitations of her early career playing the “Flying Nun” & “Gidget”. Finally forging a career that has afforded her longevity as an actress, but more importantly finding peace with the dark secret that cast a shadow over her life.
Some of the books discussed in this podcast include:
‘Up Lit’ can be described as books with an emphasis on empathy, books that are uplifting and life-affirming and in our latest episode of Parra Pods Katherine, Nisa & Yi discuss and review four titles in this popular newish genre.
If you are tired of reading grim true crime and Scandi Noir, try some of these titles on for size:
Some of the books discussed in the Podcast include: