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BooksJanuary 21, 2019

Papercuts: The bumper summer reads pod!


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

It’s 2019 and we’ve been reading like mad over the summer break. In this episode we talk about reading resolutions, predict the Ockhams longlist, go through our summer reading piles, talk Marie Kondo’s approach to hoarding books, and much more!

You can email us at, follow us on Twitter @papercutspod and we are now on Instagram @PapercutsPod!

Thanks to The Spinoff for having us and to the Matatuhi Foundation for their support.

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Book news

Matatuhi Foundation Funding

Costa Book Prize Winners

Novel –
Normal People by Sally Rooney

First Book –
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Biography –
The Cut Out Girl by Bart Van Es

Poety –
Assurances by Jo Morgan

Kids’ book –
The Skylark’s War by Hilary Mckay

Ockhams NZ Book Awards

Longlist announced 31st January

Unity Book of the Month:

In the City of Love’s Sleep by Lavinia Greenlaw

Book reviews/Summer reads


Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Never Anyone but You by Rupert Thompson

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

An Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin


Milkman by Anna Burns

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong


Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval

For the Good Times by David Keenan

England’s Hidden Reverse by David Keenan

The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw

Who the fuck is…

Marie Kondo

Not Books

Schitt’s Creek

Derry Girls

Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Keep going!