Ahead of the opening of Writers’ Week, Jo Case recommends five sessions that promise to captivate and spark conversations about everything from pandemic fiction to politics.
Jo Case and her fellow booksellers have been feeding their reading addiction with everything from dark tales and crackling crime books to illuminating biographies and a new Australian novel that feels incredibly relevant to current concerns.
While wrestling with the challenges of being a masked bookseller, Jo Case recommends some reads for fans of big stories, science, politics, music and comedy – including one book that eerily captures the feeling of this strange year.
Bookseller Jo Case unpacks a stack of enticing new titles, including novels by Richard Flanagan, Nick Hornby and Ian Rankin, a perfect companion read to Netflix series The Crown, two tasty local cookbooks and spooky Halloween reads.
Dystopian adventures, debt-trap misadventures, invisible illness, stories of quiet rebellion and a rollicking boyhood memoir … bookseller Jo Case surveys the strong crop of new books by South Australian writers.
As a bookseller, reader, writer and editor, Jo Case’s list of books that have meant something to her is “ridiculously long”. Here are just a few of them.