Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.
The 2018 Man Booker has been announced! But is it worth reading? We take a deep dive into a new Papercuts favourite, The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy. The review on The Spinoff Review of Books this week wasn’t favourable – what did YOU think? We also chat Wellington LitCrawl, Valeria Luiselli, Sylvia Plath, literary witches, and have our first ever giveaway.
Don’t forget it’s NZ Bookshop Day this Saturday. You can check out what’s on in your hood right here.
And while you’re at it, take a squizz at this warm fuzzy story about the Prison Writing Prize
Here’s everything we talked about this episode:
Man Booker Prize
Milkman by Anna Burns
Guardian column about Anna Burns and working-class authors
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
A podcast of Kiran’s session ‘Soundtrack: Or Dancing About Architecture’ is now available here.
See full programme here
No Country Woman: A Memoir of Not Belonging by Zoya Patel
Kiran’s session with Zoya is on November 10th at 11.30am at the City Gallery.
RNZ interview with Zoya Patel
UNITY BOOK OF THE MONTH
Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder
Aotearoa on Maori TV
Auckland City Library basement tours
Get it to Te Papa on Lightbox
Maniac on Netflix
Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music (BBC4 podcast produced by Olivia Laing)
Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (documentary)
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