First Tuesday Book Club

"First Tuesday Book Club" is an Australian television show that discusses books ostensibly in the style of a domestic book club. Hosted by journalist Jennifer Byrne, it uses the panel format made popular in "The Glass House" with two regular members — book reviewer Jason Steger and author/blogger Marieke Hardy — and two guest members. The show first aired on the ABC on 1 August, 2006 and is scheduled as a monthly program.

Books reviewed


* "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis — August 2006
*"The Ballad of Desmond Kale" by Roger McDonald — August 2006
* "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón — September 2006
* "Longitude" by Dava Sobel — September 2006
* "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" by Bill Bryson — October 2006
* "The Rachel Papers" by Martin Amis — October 2006
* "The Mission Song" by John le Carré — November 2006
* "The Transit of Venus" by Shirley Hazzard — November 2006
* "The Unknown Terrorist" by Richard Flanagan — December 2006
* "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins — December 2006


* "Mister Pip" by Lloyd Jones — March 2007
* "The Solid Mandala" by Patrick White — March 2007
* "In The Company of The Courtesan" by Sarah Dunant — April 2007
* "The Secret River" by Kate Grenville — April 2007
* "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy — May 2007
* "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut — May 2007
* "The Raw Shark Texts" by Steven Hall — June 2007
* "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll — June 2007
* "The Post-Birthday World" by Lionel Shriver — July 2007
* "Le Grand Meaulnes" by Alain Fournier — July 2007
* "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini — August 2007
* "The Dancer Upstairs" by Nicholas Shakespeare — August 2007
* "The Broken Shore" by Peter Temple — September 2007
* "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville — October 2007


* "The Memory Room" by Christopher Koch — March 2008
* "Naked" by David Sedaris — March 2008
* "Liar's Poker" by Michael Lewis — April 2008
* "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks — April 2008
* "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson — May 2008
* "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway — May 2008
* "Breath" by Tim Winton — June 2008
* "Demons at Dusk" by Peter Stewart — June 2008
* "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie — July 2008
* "Miracles of Life" by J. G. Ballard — July 2008
* "Devil May Care" by Sebastian Faulks — August 2008
* "The Adventures of Augie March" by Saul Bellow — August 2008 [ [ First Tuesday — ABC TV ] ]
* "Disquiet" by Julia Leigh — September 2008
* "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole — September 2008
* "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" by Brian Moore — October 2008
* "Pandora in the Congo" by Albert Sanchez Pinol — October 2008


Guests have included Jesuit priest Frank Brennan, actress Penny Cook, gardener Peter Cundall, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward, feminist Germaine Greer, author Di Morrissey, enfant-terrible John Safran, musician and broadcaster Lindsay 'The Doctor' Mc Dougall, politician Malcolm Turnbull, retired NSW Premier Bob Carr, comedian Judith Lucy, retired Australian General (and author) Peter Cosgrove, and actor/writer/director Richard E Grant.

See also

* List of Australian television series
* The Book Group - British comedy


External links

* [ official website]

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