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 Episode 17 of Parra Pods, Katherine & Nisa discuss some of the amazing Young Adult fiction books they have read over the last couple of weeks.
Reading Youth Adult fiction in all its diversity is great way to understand the issues facing the up and coming generation. The books that we review in this episode discuss diverse themes such as “Black lives matter”, growing up Muslim in Australia, body issues and being young and LGBTQ identified. What these wonderful books have in common is that they are all thought provoking, funny at times, often inspiring and always entertaining. I urge you to grab a YA book now and enjoy!
Some of the books discussed in this podcast include: