Talking of Books
Every week co-hosts Isobel Abulhoul and Annabelle Corton are joined by an ever-changing cast of guest reviewers drawn from the UAE’s reading community. Each show features literary anecdotes and news, a star ‘Castaway’ guest recommending the three books they’d take to a desert island, in-depth book reviews, and author interviews with some of today’s greatest writers.
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We love YA!
Young reviewer Mishka Khan will joining us in the studio, reviewing the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, a thrilling fantasy quartet of a world that has been divided in to two, split between silver blood and red blood. In light of recent events, aka Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra getting married(!!), we will also be talking about When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, a timely review!
What happens when violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky and two fierce races break their age-old peace and start a war? Author Rehan Khan will be talking about The Wolf by Leo Carew, who has been dubbed as the next George R. R. Martin, and he’ll be spilling the beans on his own soon-to-be-published novel The Tudor Turk.
Hotel on Shadow Lake
Festival Author Daniela Tully is the author of Hotel on Shadow Lake, an epic romance and a Gothic family saga. The story follows the story of a girl named Maya whose grandmother was everything to her but when Maya turned sixteen, she disappeared without a trace. Soon, she’s unravelling all sorts of secrets.
Daniela tells us about the inspiration behind this incredible story and the books that inspired her growing up and into adulthood.
Talking of Books is on air every Saturday from 10am to 1pm but if you miss the show, you can always catch up with our podcasts available here.
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