Listen to Panda Wong on Best of Australian Poems 2023 and Caitlin Farrugia on Search Histories40:1718 January 2024

Jess Zanoni fills in for Mel and chats to Panda Wong - a writer, poet and co-editor of Best of Australian Poems 2023 (Puncher and Wattmann), co-edited with Gig Ryan. The anthology captures the rich and diverse array of poetry across Australia from 2022-23. Also joining Jess is Caitlin Farrugia to talk about her new book Search Histories (Vagabond Press), a collecton of short stories looking at what people Google at specific times of their lives and the humour, sadness, and real portrayals of human life.

About this program

Championing stylish wordsmiths and sterling conversation, Literati Glitterati is a weekly book show that loves a good story, well told. 


Join Mel and a rotating roster of bookish conversationalists as they unpack Literati Glitterati’s book of the month.

Expect a spiriting assortment of cult classics, forgotten wonders, timeless treasures, zesty new releases and pulp fictions wrestled straight from the zeitgeist by Mel herself.

Each book will be announced a month out from the special, so that you can read along at home. On the last Wednesday of every month, tune into Literati Glitterati from midday till 1pm with your thoughts and feelings ready: we’ll be taking questions through the text line.

Literati Glitterati Salon: a monthly book club for folks who like a good story, well told.

NEXT MONTH'S BOOK: All Fours by Miranda July.