December 2016

This page lists books by writers interviewed on Saturday Morning with Kim Hill, or books discussed by Kim and a guest. Books are usually published in the current year, or the one previous, except where noted. The most recent programme is at the top.

Saturday 3 December

The March of the Foxgloves
By Karyn Hay
ESOM House
ISBN 978-0-473-36583-7

Poetry with Gregory O’Brien:
Gregory O’Brien talks with Kim about  the demise of the Southern Man - looking at the poetry of Alan Roddick (Getting it Right, Otago University Press), John Dickson (Mister Hamilton, Auckland University Press), and Brian Turner (Night Fishing Victoria University Press).

Saturday 10 December

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
By Johan Norberg
(Oneworld/Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781 7807 49501)

The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them
(Harvard University Press, ISBN 9780674737877) 
(Graywolf, ISBN: 978-1-55597-644-6)
All-Season Stephanie
(Rain Taxi, 2015)
By Stephen Burt

Shackleton’s Journey
(Flying Eye Books, ISBN 978-1-909263-10-9)
The Wolves of Currumpaw
(Flying Eye Books. ISBN 978-1-909263-83-3)
By William Grill

Saturday 17 December

by Nick Bollinger
Awa Press

Saturday 24th December

Best of the year book Panel with Mark Cubey, Lara Kroetsch and Kate De Goldi  

Mark's picks:

The Jealous Kind by Jamie Lee Burke

The Risen by Ron Rash

The Temeraire series (nine books) by Naomi Novik

The Dagger and the Coin series (five books) by Daniel Abraham

The Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis

The Mechanical and The Rising by Ian Tregillis (#1 and #2 in the Alchemy Wars series)

Cove by Cynan Jones

The Complete Uncle by J.P Martin, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rossoff

Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf

In Love with These Times by Roger Shepherd

Goneville by Nick Bollinger

Good Night and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life by David Cavanagh

The Lauras – Sara Taylor (author of 2015 novel The Shore)


Kate's picks: 

Dad Art by Damien Wilkins 

You think that's bad by Jim Shephard 

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing 

Enough Said; What's gone wrong with the language of politics by Mark Thompson 

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson 

Archilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay 

The disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson

The Borrowers by Mary Norton 


Laura's picks


So Not Say we have Nothing by Madeleine Thein

Wintering by Peter Geye 

The Morning They Came for us by Janine de Giovanni

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

Blue Yodel by Ansel Elkin

Mulitple Choice by Alejandro Zambra

Shirley Jackson: A Very Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin.