Bookmark This! Podcast: Reviewing the International Booker Prize shortlist

ST's literary podcasters: Assistant Life editor Olivia Ho (left) and arts correspondent Toh Wen Li take on six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. PHOTO: OLIVIA HO AND TOH WEN LI

In the latest episode of this literary podcast, The Straits Times journalists Olivia Ho and Toh Wen Li take on six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize – from Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s sweeping novel The Books Of Jacob to Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb Of Sand, the first Hindi-language novel shortlisted for the award.

Highlights (click/tap above):

01:31 The Books Of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk

09:10: Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung

10:34 A New Name: Septology Six to Seven by Jon Fosse

11:58 Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

12:20 Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro

12:53 The Tomb Of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Produced by: Olivia Ho (, Toh Wen Li (, Paxton Pang and Eden Soh

Edited by: Paxton Pang

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