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.
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Thanks to The Spinoff and the Mātātuhi Foundation for their support.
DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST:
Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi O Tamaki
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
May 14 – Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony
Unity Book of the Month
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…?
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
Louise Wareham Leonard
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou dir: Wes Anderson
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