16 Dec 2023

Best books with Kate De Goldi and Elizabeth Knox

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 16 December 2023

Prodigious readers Kate De Goldi and Elizabeth Knox are in to share their favourite books.

We hear their top five books of all time; a selection of new titles, old obsessions, and their recommended must-read series.

Kate De Goldi is one of New Zealand's most celebrated authors and an Arts Foundation Laureate. Elizabeth Knox is the author of thirteen novels including The Vintner’s Luck, and The Absolute Book.



Kate De Goldi:

Top Five

I am homeless if this is not my home by Lorrie Moore

North Woods by Daniel Mason

Signs of Life by Amy Head

Dandelions by Thea Lenarduzzi

Time's Echo by Jeremy Eichler 

Reserve List

Family Terrorists by Antonya Nelson 

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll by Jean Nathan

The Stirrings by Catherine Taylor

Absolution by Alice McDermott

The Enchanted Hour by Megan Cox Gurdon

Bonus podcast recommendation: Between the Covers


Elizabeth Knox:

Top Five

The Child of Time by Josephine Tey

Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz

Lioness by Emily Perkins

Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold 

The Wren The Wren by Anne Enright

Reserve list 

Five Decembers by James Kestrel

Pet  Catherine by Chidgey 

Scholomance Trilogy by Naomi Novik

Audition by Pip Adam

Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer