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Books and Beyond

Here’s an exciting show from those in the know. Three serious and not-so-serious librarians from Auckland Libraries explore the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, news and reviews, poetry and gems from the Central Library basement and Special Collections. There are Book Club briefs with tips and connections. For book lovers, this is the listen of the week!

Presenters

  • Producer / Presenter: Alison Fitzpatrick

    A science graduate and constant reader, Alison began her career as a chemist but soon emerged from the lab to join the wonderful world of humans and books. Now a seasoned librarian, Alison is a self-described ‘free radical’ and flâneur who plays Tai Chi and performs in a ukulele band. She’s an open-minded reader who enjoys sampling the latest fiction, with a particular penchant for a good crime novel.

  • Presenter: Ineka Vogels

    Ineka loves a good yarn, a great read, and any coffee on offer. She’s found her happy place and hopefully her forever home in libraries, crediting her mum who spent the ‘80s dragging bags of books home from libraries and school fairs, four kids in tow. An unrepentant feminist and night owl, when Ineka’s not devouring a book, she’s happy dancing, singing and op-shopping (sometimes all at once).

  • Presenter: Karen Craig

    Karen grew up in California, lived many years in Italy where she worked as a translator, before coming to New Zealand at the millennium and becoming a librarian. From a reading-obsessed family she likes all kinds of writing – fiction old and new from around the world, and non-fiction, especially memoirs, essays and travel writing. Besides writing and talking, not always about books, Karen watches movies, learns languages and savours travelling.

Books and Beyond

Sunday, 11 April, 2021

Paul Cleave

Alison talks with the award-winning author Paul Cleave about the release of his new thriller The quiet people. Master of both the pen and the frisbee, Paul is one of our most internationally successful authors. Listen to the show and find out if a crime writer really can get away with murder.

Previous podcasts

  • SUNDAY 4/04/2021

  • SUNDAY 28/03/2021

  • SUNDAY 21/03/2021

  • SUNDAY 14/03/2021

  • Pride!

    • SUNDAY 28/02/2021
    • Arts & Literature

    In this special Pride edition of Books & Beyond, Alison is joined by Queerleaders Lil O’Brien and Tanya Johnson who talk about their recent and all-time fave queer reads.

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