I always get a little thrill when I see these giant billboards advertising Christos Tsiolkas' Barracuda across the tube network. He's done well for a Melbourne boy! Not every book from Australia benefits from such a high-profile "outdoor" advertising campaign.
Reading Matters features hundreds of book reviews of mainly modern and contemporary literary fiction, with a special focus on novels from Australia and Ireland, and occasional forays into crime, true crime, translated fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoirs.
Your host is Kim Forrester, otherwise known as kimbofo, who has been blogging about books since 2001.
Books featured on Reading Matters are from kimbofo's personal collection -- unless otherwise stated.