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Books and Beyond : Tessa Duder

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Alison chats with acclaimed author, Tessa Duder, about her new book, First map: how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, which has been released in time for the Tuia Encounters 250 commemoration of the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned in the show:The trial of the cannibal dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas by Anne SalmondThe life of Captain James Cook by J.C. BeagleholeSarah Mathew: explorer, journalist and Auckland’s ‘First Lady’ by Tessa Duder
Auckland Libraries' new radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Literary bad boys

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Alison and Karen consider the phenomenon of the bad boy from a literary standpoint, from Byron to the Beats.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned in the show:Young romantics: the Shelleys, Byron and other tangled lives by Daisy HayJust kids by Patti SmithM train by Patti SmithRimbaud: the double life of a rebel by Edmund WhiteA season in hell by Arthur RimbaudInfinite jest by David Foster WallaceEvery love story is a ghost story: a life of David Foster Wallace by DT MaxA supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again by David Foster WallaceBrief interviews with hideous men by David Foster WallaceThe liars’ club by Mary KarrOn the road by Jack KerouacDharma Bums by Jack KerouacBig Sur by Jack Kerouac
Auckland Libraries' new radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sunda…

Books and Beyond: Paula Green

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Karen talks with Paula Green about her new book Wild honey: reading New Zealand women’s poetry, in which she celebrates the many ways poems by women deserve a place in Aotearoa’s literary canon.
Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website.

Auckland Libraries' new radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Cook Islands Language Week 2019

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This week four Cook Islands librarians joined Louisa in the Planet FM studio, to celebrate Cook Islands Language Week.

Angelique Tuaputa, Melissa Manapori, Mati Ngari and Jaspreet Jador share books and stories connecting them with home, family and the history and culture of the Cook Islands.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show, and for more information about Cook Islands Language Week, Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani.
Books mentioned in the show:Angelique: Social fabric of the Cook Islands by Susanne Küchler and Andrea Eimke; with photographs by Andrea EimkeMati: Some aspects of Rarotongan life by Taira Rere, or the earlier version, Other aspects of Raotongan lifeLouisa: Vikings of the sunrise by Te Rangi Hiroa Sir Peter Buck (1938), and republished as Vikings of the Pacific (1959)Jaspreet: Cook Islands heroes written by David Riley, illustrated by Michael Mulipola For more information on Cook Islands Langua…

Books and Beyond: Ivana Mlinac

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Ivana Mlinac, youth worker, University of Auckland researcher with an MA in criminology and now debut author, talks with Karen about the storybook she wrote for young children experiencing the negative impacts of parental incarceration, to connect with them, help them explore their feelings, believe in themselves and find their own paths.
Stardust: we always share the same sky by Ivana Mlinac.
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Margie Thomson

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Journalist, Margie Thomson, talks with Karen about her new book, Whale Oil, a gripping investigation of how blogger Cameron Slater destroyed an Auckland businessman’s reputation and career, and a journey of discovery into the strange and nefarious world of cyberbullying and fake news.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website, and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned in the show:Whale OilWomankind: New Zealand women making a differenceAll Blacks don’t cryThe resilient farmer: weathering the challenges of life and the land
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Stephanie Johnson

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Award-winning novelist, Stephanie Johnson, talks with Karen about her new book West Island, a fascinating biographical investigation of five kiwis who made their homes and reputations across the Tasman during the 'Golden Age', about writing romantic sagas as the young Australian novelist Lily Woodhouse, and shares library appreciation.
Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books mentioned in the show:West Island: five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia by Stephanie JohnsonPlaying for both sides by Stephanie JohnsonAs it was in the beginning by Dulcie DeamerThe butcher shop by Jean DevannyThe white cry: poems by Douglas StewartJarulan by the river by Lily WoodhouseGreen mansions by W.H. HudsonAuckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
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Books and Beyond: Earth's End Publishing

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Kelly Sheehan talks with librarian Karen about co-founding Earth’s End Publishing, with Adrian Kinnaird and Damon Keen. They discuss their mission to bring into print exceptionally designed comics and graphic novels by New Zealand’s finest cartoonists, and about their latest release.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
The Earth’s End graphic novels mentioned in the show are:Dharma punks by Ant SangTerry Teo and the gunrunners; art by Bob Kerr, written by Stephen BallantyneMoa by James DavidsonRufus Marigold by Ross Murray
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Literary power couples

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Karen and Allison salute literary power couples, from the romantic era's Percy and Mary Shelley to the beat era’s Jane and Paul Bowles, via the lost generation's Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald and the eternal Gertrude & Alice.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

Books mentioned in the show:Forest dark by Nicole KraussHere I am by Jonathan Safran FoerSave me the waltzby Zelda FitzgeraldThe collected writingsby Zelda FitzgeraldTender is the night by F Scott FitzgeraldTwo serious ladiesby Jane BowlesThe sheltering sky by Paul BowlesFrankenstein by Mary Shelley Selected poems and prose by Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe autobiography of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude SteinWhat is rememberedby Alice B ToklasParis was yesterday, 1925-30 by Janet Flanner Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… be…

Books and Beyond: Des O'Leary

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This week Karen talks with author, Des O’Leary, about Slice of heaven - the novel he wrote for his South Auckland students who said they liked ‘stories about people like us’. He must have gotten it right, as the book’s popularity earned it a spot on the 2018 Auckland Libraries Top 10 for teens.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


Books and Beyond: Travel writing

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This week on Books and Beyond, Karen and Louisa celebrate the art of travel writing, from the road trip to the pilgrimage, and share new discoveries and old favourites.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned:Down to the sea in ships: of ageless oceans and modern men by Horatio ClareSkidoo: a journey through the ghost towns of the American West by Alex CapusIn Patagonia by Bruce ChatwinBetter than fiction 2: true adventures from 30 great fiction writers edited by Don George and Samantha ForgeThe Quiet American by Graham GreeneFinding Frances Hodgkins by Mary KislerFrances Hodgkins: European journeys edited by Catherine Hammond and Mary KislerNovel destinations: a travel guide to literary landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon 
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, re…

Books and Beyond: Renée Hollis

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This week, Louisa chats to author Renée Hollis, learning more about her unique book, Keepers of History. In 2017, Renée travelled the length of the country interviewing 120 centenarians to capture their life stories from which she has shared 38 remarkable histories and fascinating personal photographs in the book.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.


Books by Renée Hollis:Keepers of historyManihiki Island: our paradiseArtists of Golden BayPeople of Golden BayFor more titles by Renee, visit the Auckland Libraries catalogue.
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Life on volcanoes

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This week on Books & Beyond, Janet McAllister and Tulia Thompson, chat with Karen about Life on volcanoes, the beautiful new book of essays on topics ranging from enduring pain to sex, fantasy and revolution - which Janet commissioned from 5 contemporary women writers: Tulia, Tze Ming Mok, Courtney Sina Meredith, Ruth Larsen and Tui Gordon.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


Life on volcanoes: contemporary essaysedited by Jane McAllister.



Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Auckland Writers Festival 2019

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This week Karen, Louisa and Alison share their favourite moments from the Auckland Writers Festival 2019.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.


Books and authors mentioned in the show:My life my fight by Steven Adams and Madeleine Chapman The imaginary lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti West Island: Five Twentieth Century New Zealanders in Australia by Stephanie JohnsonHudson & Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton Factfulness: Ten reasons we're wrong about the world -- and why things are better than you think by Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Hans Rosling and Ola RoslingHow to write an autobiographical novel by Alexander CheeBirdstories: A history of the birds of New Zealand by Geoff Norman
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
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Books and Beyond: Four continents

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This week our librarians Karen, Louisa and Alison share what they're reading and take us with them to four continents. 

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
From Oceania Writing the Pacific: an anthology edited by Jen Webb and Kavita NandanMy name is Gary Cooper by Victor RodgerFrom IndiaGirls burn brighter by Shobha RaoThe ministry of utmost happiness by Arundhati RoyQ and A by Vikas SwarupFrom NigeriaEvery day is for the thief by Teju ColeKnown and strange things by Teju ColeLagos noir edited by Chris AbaniSong for night by Chris AbaniNollywood by Pieter Hugo (photographs); texts by Chris Abani, Stacy Hardy, Zina Saro-WiwaFrom SpainHer mother's hands by Karmele Jaio The dinner guest by Gabriela Ybarra
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
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Books and Beyond: Pulp fiction

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This week Alison and Karen (aka Hunny Bunny and Pumpkin) celebrate Pulp Fiction, the cheap, disreputable paperbacks which eventually became cult classics, and its heirs: suspense, hardboiled crime, and noir.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.



Books mentioned:Desert of the heart by Jane RuleDarkness at dawn: early suspense classics by Cornell WoolrichThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell HammettThe thin man by Dashiell HammettThe big sleep by Raymond ChandlerFarewell my lovely by Raymond ChandlerThe postman always rings twice by James M CainThe Cormoran Strike series, starting with The cuckoo’s calling, by Robert GalbraithOther notable hardboiled detectives and series mentioned:Mike Hammer in The Mike Hammer collection by Mickey SpillaneJohn Shaft in Shaft by Ernest Tidyman Easy Rawlins in Devil in a blue dress by Walter MosleyLew Archer in The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald
Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Be…

Books and Beyond: Austen Found

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This week our featured guest is Penny Ashton, comedienne, improviser, social commentator, proud Jane-ite and the force behind and in front of the comic tour-de-force 'Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen'.

She chats with librarian Hecuba Hustlebottom (erstwhile Books and Beyond presenter Karen) about the many reasons to love Jane Austen and gives us a taste of her upcoming show, a mash-up of laughs and literature, jokes and jabs.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries Sound Cloud.




Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Mess, magic and mothering

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Michele Powles, Renee Liang and Lisette du Plessis (from left) on Books and Beyond.
Writer, Michele Powles, and poet, playwright and paediatrician, Renee Liang, talk with Karen about capturing the joy, beauty, discomfort and humour of the first years of motherhood as co-authors of the new book When we remember to breathe: mess, magic and mothering, joined by publisher Lisette du Plessis from Magpie Pulp.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Margie Thomson

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Margie Thomson chats with Karen about her new book, Womankind, in which she tells the stories of 53 amazing Kiwi women of different ages, backgrounds and interests, but all with a passion for helping others and effecting positive change.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Tina Shaw

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This week Karen chats with author Tina Shaw about her new YA novel Ursa, which was just launched at the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy National Award Day here in Auckland. 

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Ursa is a chilling exploration of totalitarianism set in an alternate world, inspired by Tina’s time living in Berlin for the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer’s Residency.

Tina’s YA novel Make a hard fist was an Auckland Libraries Top 100 for 2018.

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.