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.
DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST:
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Normal People by Sally Rooney
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
WITH MENTIONS OF
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
NON BOOK REVIEWS
Love, Nina on Lightbox
Chelsea Jade, Personal Best
The new series of the You Must Remember This podcast
The Spinoff Weekly compiles the best stories of the week – an essential guide to modern life in New Zealand, emailed out on Monday evenings.