Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:
- Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:30pm
- Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm
- People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm
- Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm
- Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm
Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:00pm
Currently on Something Novel: The Memory Room by Christopher J. Kosh.
Vincent Austin and Erika Lange dream of becoming spies. Vincent is recruited by ASIS. His friend, Bradley and Erika join the Foreign Affairs. Vincent attempts an espionage coup which ends in disaster for himself and Bradley. Both are expelled. The fantasies of youth have now become a reality for Erica and Vincent, but they lead to a tragic climax.
Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm
Currently on Book at Bedtime: The Cornish Guest House by Emma Burnstall.
A new couple have arrived in Tremarnock, but will these glamorous strangers fit into village life? Tremarnock is a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers in the summer, but a sleepy Cornish backwater at other times of the year. Here Liz has found refuge with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck. Now happily married to village restaurant owner, Robert Hart, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guest house and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she so frightened? Are they who they say they are? And what are they really doing with the guest house?
People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm
Currently on People of Note: No Friend but the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian
In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani sought asylum in Australia but was instead illegally imprisoned in the country’s most notorious detention centre on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. This book is the result.
Behrouz Boochani spent nearly five years typing passages of this book one text at a time from a secret mobile phone in prison. Compiled and translated from Farsi, they form an incredible story of how escaping political persecution in Iran, he ended up trapped as a stateless person. This vivid, gripping portrait of his years of incarceration and exile shines devastating light on the fates of so many people as borders close around the world.
No Friend but the Mountains is both a brave act of witness and a moving testament to the humanity of all people, in the most extreme of circumstances.
Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm
Currently on Stories Of Our Lives: Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler.
GHOST EMPIRE is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller.
In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son.
GHOST EMPIRE is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilization, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.
Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pmCurrently on Sunday Book at Bedtime: In the Face of Danger by Joan Lowery Nixon.
Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free herself from the burdens of fear, loneliness, and superstition.