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BooksMay 8, 2018

Papercuts podcast: The bumper Auckland Writers Festival preview show


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

In this episode, we talk about why the new offshore GST changes are good for local bookstores, Louisa breaks down her latest Spinoff Books review, we celebrate 50 years of the NZ Book Awards with our recommendations of past winners, and we give some sweet tips for the Auckland Writers Festival, including the authors to see, what to wear to the Ockhams, where to eat in the city, and what not to do during Q&As. All of this with book banter in between.

Sadly, we’ve just heard that Eileen Myles can no longer attend the Auckland Writers Festival. We recommend still reading Afterglow & Chelsea Girls and listening to this interview with RNZ’s Kim Hill.

To listen use the player below or download this episode (right click and save). Feel free to subscribe via iTunes, RSS or via your favourite podcast client. Follow us on twitter @papercutspod.

Ockham Book Awards: 15th May

Auckland Writers Festival: 15th-20th May

Books mentioned in this podcast:

House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Plumb by Maurice Gee
Potiki by Patricia Grace
Civilisation by Steve Braunias
Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
Afterglow by Eileen Myles
Ponti by Sharlene Teo
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knaussgard

All available at Unity Books

Non-book recommendations:

Habitat podcast
Wormwood TV series
Killing Eve TV series

The Spinoff Review of Books is proudly brought to you by Unity Books.

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