Book Choice

FINE MUSIC RADIO  |  Podcast , ±50 min episodes every 4 weeks, 3 days  | 
Book Choice, is broadcast on the first Monday of each month, presented by Cindy Moritz.

While you’re munching your lunch or driving the myriad motorways, you’ll hear all that’s best in books. Cape Town’s top book reviewers will entertain and inform you as they cheerfully chat about the newest and nicest fiction and non-fiction on current book shelves.

You love author interviews? Well, we line up those for your pleasure and leisure too.
You want an easy-peasy competition each month with good prizes? All there, prettily planned for your lovely listening.

Do join us for your delectation… for your entertainment… for your information.

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Book Choice - 05 Sept 2022

: Today is the first Monday in September, and you’re tuned into Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, sponsored by Exclusive Books, with me, your host Paige Nick.

For our spring show, we have a great line up of book reviews and author interviews to help you add a new book or two, or three, to your pile.

Here’s what you have to look forward to over the next hour, Beverley Roos Muller, will be reviewing Tunnel 29, by Helena Merriman. The extraordinary true story of escapees who tunnelled back under the Berlin Wall to help their contacts escape during the cold war.

Then we chat to Vanessa Levenstein about Trust, by Hernan Diaz, which was just announced as a Booker Prize longlist nominee. And here’s a fun fact we’ll delve into further a little later in the show, all the music in today’s show, comes straight out of this incredible book.

After that, John Hanks interviews Ashling McCarthy, about her first book, ‘Down at Jika Jika Tavern’.

Then Shirley Gueller gives us the inside track on Attic Child, by Lola Jaye. A book that’s had great international press.

After that, we welcome a new guest reviewer to the show. Twanji Kalula brings all his financial savvy to review Genius, the new offering from xxx Bruce Whitfield.

In the second half of today’s show, we have a really exciting segment. Beryl Eichenberger interviews Internationally Bestselling author, Louisa Treger who was recently in South Africa to launch her new novel, Madwoman.

And last but not least, another interview when Philip Todress chats to Professor June Bam-Hutchinson, who heads the San and Khoi Unit in the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies.

Book Choice - 01 Aug 2022

August, the eighth month of the year, if you can believe that?
But August is also a word that has another meaning too. It can mean, ‘marked by majestic dignity or grandeur, according to the Mirriam Webster Dictionary, or it can mean venerable, according to my dusty old Oxford Dictionary that I pulled off my bookshelf covered in cobwebs. And August can also mean respected and impressive according to Google.
All appropriate, since today is the first of August, and you’re tuned into Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, sponsored by Exclusive Books. An hour of reviews of a big pile of majestic, dignified, grand, venerable, respected and hopefully impressive

Book Choice - 04 July 2022

: We are just heading for half way through our reading year. So, have you nabbed your best read of the year yet? That one book that when you close it, you think, it will be hard to find a better read this year.
If not, no fear there are still six months to go, and we have a pile of great new book options to share with you today, that might help you dig up your best read for 2022

You’re tuned into Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, sponsored by Exclusive Books, and I’m your host Paige Nick. We’ll be spending the next hour chatting about books, reviewing books and listening to great author interviews

Book Choice - 06 June 2022

And just like that, it’s June, and you’re tuned into the sixth episode of Book Choice so far this year, here on Fine Music Radio sponsored by Exclusive Books.
My name is Paige Nick and I’ll be your book host for the next hour. We’ll also be joined by all our regular reviewers, plus we have an interview with international bestselling author, Lionel Shriver, who recently visited our studio in Cape Town, and sat down to chat with us about her latest novel, and we top off the show with Rodney Trudgeon, our own person of note. So let’s get on with the books.

Book Choice - 02 May 2022

A big hello from the Fine Music Radio studio here in Cape Town, and welcome to Book Choice, sponsored by Exclusive Books, with me, your host, Paige Nick. This is your hour long feast of book reviews and interviews, to take you into lunch time on this first Monday of May.
I’m super excited about today’s show. We’ve got a ton of incredible local fiction and non-fiction, with a few international books snuck in, to entertain you too. All punctuated by the most wonderful music to whet your whistle, selected by Rick Everett and compiled by Dave Woods. So there’s not a second to spare, we have too many books and not enough time, so let’s get on with the show.

Book Choice - 04 Apr 2022

: Welcome to chapter one, page one of the April edition of Book Choice, here on Fine Music Radio sponsored by Exclusive Books.
My name is Paige Nick and for the next hour, we have 8 wonderful book segments, including 5 great book reviews, and 4 meaty interviews with authors, to share with you, so I hope you’ll stick around and discover some new gems for your book shelf.

And since this station isn’t called Fine Book Radio, and it is called Fine Music Radio, we don’t only have books, we have plenty of fine music too. And to celebrate the month of April Fools, all the music tracks in our show today, selected and compiled by the wonderful Rick Everett and Dave Wood, are about fools.

Book Choice - 07 Mar 2022

Welcome to the March edition of Book Choice here on Fine Music Radio. We have a massive show lined up for you today. So pull up a seat, or pull up your steering wheel, and join us for a full hour of great recommendations for your next must-have fiction or non-fiction reads.
We have two guest reviewers this month, with Helen Moffett, telling us about some very exciting new local fiction. And Nerine Dorman, joining us to fill John Hank’s hiking boots this month in our nature segment.

Book Choice - 07 Feb 2022

I have just one question for you?
Will you be my book valentine?
Well, technically I suppose that’s two questions.
Welcome to the February edition of Book Choice here on Fine Music Radio. I’m your host Paige Nick, and for the next hour, we’ll be bringing you a whole lot of reviews of some great new books, and interviews with authors that I’m sure you are going to just love. All sponsored by our friends at Exclusive Books.

Book Choice - 03 Jan 2022

Happy New Year, and a big bookie welcome to our first Book Choice of 2022. And we are still so lucky and grateful to have Exclusive Books join us as our sponsorship partner for the show as we go into the new year. We love books, they love books AND sell books, it’s a match made in heaven!

Book Choice - 06 Dec 2021

At last, we made it to the final Book Choice show for 2021 here on Fine Music Radio! Welcome to the show, sponsored by Exclusive Books, and I’m your host, Paige Nick.
We have some wonderful reads to recommend, and a whole lot of xmassy music to really get us all in the mood.

Book Choice Teen Podcast 2: 'Diamond Boy' by Michael Williams

The second Book Choice Teen podcast took place at Herzlia High School on 13 October 2021. Grade 8 and 9 learners from Gardens Commercial and Herzlia in Cape Town met to discuss the novel 'Diamond Boy' by Michael Williams, this was facilitated by headmaster Marc Falconer. Thanks to everyone involved: Herzlia’s engineer David Watkyns and FMR’s sound engineer Ewan Inglis for post-production. The learners are Benjamin Lazarus, Cassidy Wilson, Leah Rodenacker, Mira Gibson, Shakira Maart, Taylar Pinn and Wangisani Mpotalinga. We are grateful that the author, Michael Williams, joined us for the discussion via Zoom. Thank you to Oxford University Press for sponsoring the books.

Book Choice - 01 Nov 2021

Welcome to Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, sponsored by Exclusive Books. I’m your host, Paige Nick.
It’s election day, so I hope you’re out there making your mark. Hey if there are any politicians listening, how about we take VAT off the sale of all books? They are an important staple after all.
We have a special tribute show this month. Not just a tribute to books, which is pretty much what we do every month anyway. But this month we’re paying tribute to a very special book about a very special man who made some very fine music that changed this country.

October saw the launch of Scatterling of Africa, the new memoir by Johnny Clegg, published by Pan Macmillan.
So, stay tuned. We have a review of this book at the end of the show. And all the music in this month’s show are great Johnny Clegg tracks

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