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BooksFebruary 27, 2019

Papercuts: Cutting to the chase

Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.
Papercuts is here for your February book news and recommendations. We chat about the Ockhams longlist, Jacquie Sturm, dear Peter Wells and Ashleigh Young. Plus the usual book reviews and a bonkers Who the Fuck Is? that could almost be a psychological thriller.
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Book News
– Ockham Longlist is out, check it out here! Shortlist is out March 6.
– James K Baxter week at The Spinoff Review of . Our favourite piece is this one about Jacquie Sturm.
– RIP Peter Wells
– Ashleigh Young is the new(ish) Spinoff poetry editor. Here’s her first column in Canvas.


In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin Lindsey Hilsum, Vintage, 2018

Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks, and interviews with Marie’s friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention.
Format: Hardback

Price: $55.00

Book reviews

  • LK: Women in the Field, One and Two by Thomasin Sleigh, Lawrence & Gibson, 2018

  • JT: The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer – also mentions Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thompson

  • KD: A Mistake by Carl Shuker (pub March 14)

Not Books
  • LK: Roma on Netflix

  • JT: NARRATIVE MUSE – book and movie matcher is now launched

  • KD: How to Fail pod by Elizabeth Day

Keep going!