Louisa, Kiran and Jenna will get you clued up on all things literature. Photo: Tina Tiller.

Papercuts: A spooky pile of recommendations

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

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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

WORD Christchurch

A podcast of Kiran’s session ‘Soundtrack: Or Dancing About Architecture’ is now available here.

LitCrawl Wellington

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


The Lost Man by Jane Harper


The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy
Charlotte Grimshaw’s review on The Spinoff
Kiran’s review in the NZ Herald

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)

Cinema of Unease


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