Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.
After a few extra weeks off, Papercuts are back to chat about the controversial Booker decision, NZ Bookshop Day, the Goldsmith shortlist and some exciting upcoming author events. Book reviews and to be read piles are all divulged as well as some not-books too. Settle in with Jenna, Kiran and Louisa – we’ve missed you!
Thanks to The Spinoff and the Mātātuhi Foundation for their support.
Show notes are below.
Joint winners of the Booker Prize 2019:
– The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo.
– Article by Galley Beggar Press:
New Zealand Bookshop Day is this Saturday 26 October
Zadie Smith, Wednesday 13th November at James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Patti Smith is coming to Christchurch and Auckland
Verb Wellington’s Litcrawl
Congrats to the winner of Inland by Tea Obreht: Ali Horsley! A big thank you to Hachette for the prize.
Louisa: Scented by Laurence Fearnley
– Also mentioned: Frangantica.com, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Jenna: The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
– Also mentioned: Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
Kiran: The Country Life by Rachel Cusk
– Also mentioned: Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas, The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy
Louisa: The Age of Rudeness by Rachel Cusk for the New York Times
Kiran: A Short Run: A Selection of NZ Lathe Cut Records at Objectspace
Jenna: ‘Downtime’ on iPhone (in settings–>screentime)
The To Be Read Pile
Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt
Outlier by Rachel Cusk
Patience by Toby Lit
Face it by Debbie Harry
The River Capture by Mary Costello
Actress by Anne Enright
The Boyfriend by Laura Southgate
Green Book and Screen Tests by Kate Zambreno
The Address by Fiona Davis
Call Me Evie by J. P. Pomare
A Sharp Left Turn by Mike Chunn
Rich Enough? by Mary Holm
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman
Thank you Alice for recording and the Matatuhi Foundation for your support.
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