BooksJuly 26, 2018

Papercuts Podcast: new books, new studio, new pod


Louisa, Kiran and Jenna are back with all the latest book news, reviews and gossip.

This month – authors are being ferried all over New Zealand to speak to you, the reader; the PANZ Book Design Awards are upon us; and the Man Booker Prize Longlist has just been announced.

We also give you some book reviews, non book reviews and delve into the art of not giving a fuck (but is this okay?)

And we know you’ve been waiting for it: this month’s quiz takes us back to high school classics.

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WORD Festival Christchurch

Shaun Bythall in Auckland

Full longlist for the 2018 Booker

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Normal People by Sally Rooney

My Life My Fight, by Steven Adams and Madeleine Chapman

John Summers’ Spinoff review of Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Louisa’s Review: Outline and Transit by Rachel Cusk

Jenna’s Review: Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Steve Braunias’ Spinoff live interview)

Kiran’s Review: Modern Nature by Derek Jarman


Aftermath – Rachel Cusk

Was She Pretty? – Leanne Shapton

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris – Leanne Shapton

Hollywood Babylon – Kenneth Anger

To the River – Olivia Laing

Crudo – Olivia Laing

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

Pitch Dark and Speedboat – Renata Adler

Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing


Love, Nina on Lightbox

Chelsea Jade, Personal Best

The new series of the You Must Remember This podcast


Which classical character are you?

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