Kim Scott

Season 6, Episode 19

Recorded back when the Book Shambles crew were out in Australia, we spoke with dual Miles Franklin award winner Kim Scott, whose new novel Taboo has recently been published. Robin and Josie chat with Kim about some of his favourite books from when he was an English teacher, his own novels, imposter syndrome, Aboriginal storytelling and his work with preserving the Indigenous Australian Noongar language.

To find out more about the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project you can visit the site here.

You can support Book Shambles by becoming a Patreon supporter here to hear extended episodes, win books and much more.

Main image via Curtin University


Apple Podcasts   *   RSS   *   SoundCloud   *   Spotify

Reading List

Kim recommends:

Educating Rita by Willy Russell

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Taboo by Kim Scott

The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot

Kayand and Me by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown

Yira Boornak Nyininy retold by the Wirlomin Noongar Language Project

Robin recommends:

Benang by Kim Scott

The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker

On Bullfighting by AL Kennedy

Josie recommends:

That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott

The Cosmic Shambles Network is only able to produce all the content we do, and put on our annual live charity shows, due to the generous pledges of our Patreon supporters. There's lots of great rewards available for supporters. Subscribe below.