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I Pity the Poor Immigrant by Zachary Lazar

From King David (aka Kid Bethlehem) to Meyer Lansky via Bugsy Siegel, and the many pulled in their wake, a novel that charges from Las Vegas to Jerusalem, capitals of imaginary kingdoms. Photo:Francoise Gaujour

Interview with Todd Hasak-Lowy

Interview with Todd Hasak-Lowy – author and translator of novels from Hebrew to English, including Dror Burstein’s Netanya – with digressions into Orly Castel-Bloom, Yaakov Shabtai, different kinds of literary culture and the novels they produce.

Human Parts by Orly Castel-Bloom

Permanent winter in a desert climate, a dentist with no face, a woman finding material wealth in the midst of poverty, a governmental minister whose full time job is to attend funerals – all this and much, much, much more. Photo: Abhijit Patil

Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron

The man who keeps surviving terrorist attacks and the person who is determined to finish him off once and for all square off in this chapter by chapter account of what goes wrong when you add the human element to a simple ideological cataclysm. Photo: Serkan Mercan

Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua

A heavyweight tale in featherweight prose. A beautiful story about a boy who slips away into adulthood. A ghost story about a person who’s still alive. Burning Books is back with a brand new season! Photo: Fr Gaurav Shroff

The Rise & Fall of Harvey Weinstein

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London. Contribute your thoughts and comments inside The Colony. Send us tips and story ideas via the email link above.   Photo: Thomas Hawk

Loggers & Wiseguys

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.  Contribute your thoughts and comments inside The Colony. Send us tips and story ideas via the email link above. Links relevant to this show: ‘All Eyez on Me’ Prompts Journalist […]

Writers Of The World, Unite!

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.  Contribute your thoughts and comments inside The Colony. Send us tips and story ideas via the email link above.

A Star Called Henry – Roddy Doyle

Part One of the Doyle’s The Last Roundup charts the raising, rising and falling of Henry Smart, scamp of Dublin, caught up in the machine of so-called national so-called liberation.

God Loves The Plagiarist

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.  Contribute your thoughts and comments inside The Colony. Send us tips and story ideas via the email link above.

The Consolation Of Narcissism

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.

Author Vs Literary Agent Smackdown

The latest news, gossip and insight from the sharp end of the media world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.  This week, we’re looking at the cutting-edge case of bestselling author Kate Morton who wants to cut loose from doyenne of Australian agents,  Selwa Anthony.

Three Deaths – Josip Novakovich

A sliver of a book unfolds as a triptych, brilliant and beautiful, the subtlest of writing making the greatest of waves. Featuring Walter Benjamin.