BooksApril 1, 2019

Papercuts: Auckland Writers Festival and a special guest


Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.

In this episode we have a special guest! Anne O’Brien, director of the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi O Tāmaki joins us to discuss what punters can expect at New Zealand’s largest annual festival of ideas and literature. We look at the Ockham Book Awards shortlist, explore the bizarre story of “world class scam artist” Elizabeth Holmes, and bring you our usual book reviews and raves.

As always, you can email us at papercutspod@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @papercutspod

Thanks to The Spinoff and the Mātātuhi Foundation for their support.

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Book News

Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi O Tamaki
May 13-19

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
May 14 – Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony

Unity Book of the Month

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Book Reviews

Certain American States by Catherine Lacey
(read Kiran’s NZ Listener interview with Catherine Lacey here)

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle

Who the Fuck Is…?

Elizabeth Holmes

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
(further reading here and here)

Not Books


Headspace app


Project Runway Season 17

Scott Walker

Also mentioned:

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
The Answers by Catherine Lacey
Glass Leaves – a text manipulator and generator by Gregory Kan
Dead People I Have Known by Shayne Carter
Clarice Lispector
Emily Perkins
Louise Wareham Leonard
Anne Enright
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou dir: Wes Anderson

Keep going!