The Book Show

The Book Show
Genre Book Discussion Show
Running time 1 hour
Country Australia
Language(s) English
Home station Radio National
Syndicates Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hosted by Ramona Koval
Produced by Michael Shirrefs
Sarah L'Estrange
Executive producer(s) Liz Gray
Air dates since 2006

The Book Show is an Australian ABC radio program for the discussion of everything relating to the written word. It is broadcast live around Australia on Radio National with a daily weekday morning show which is then replayed nightly and also has a Sunday evening show. The show is hosted by Ramona Koval and features a host of experts from various literary fields. The Book Show was created in 2006 and is the world's only daily radio program devoted to books, writing and publishing. The show has featured interviews such as with Salman Rushdie[1] and Ursula K. Le Guin.[2]

Now, ‘The Book Show is an archived program which is no longer broadcast’


The daily program explores the many worlds in which readers and writers, publishers and booksellers, playwrights and lyricists, bloggers and journalists, book illustrators and type designers are all working with words and the medium of language.

Presenter and Producers

Hosted by Ramona Koval who won the Order of Australia Media Award in 1995. She is well known for her extended and in-depth interviews with significant writers and has a long and varied career on radio. The show is produced by Michael Shirrefs and Sarah L'Estrange. The Executive Producer is Liz Gray.

Contributor Panel


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