Kia ora Papercuts listeners! You are listening to a podcast all about books on The Spinoff.
Louisa and Jenna come to you from the NZ Booksellers Conference at the Rydges Hotel in Auckland. We talk about the Book Industry Awards, interview the owners of New Zealand’s best bookshop 2018, and Louisa talks to Shaun Bythell, the real-life Black Books-esque bookseller from Wigtown, Scotland. And we look forward to having our Kiran back for September’s podcast!
The Unity Book of the Month:
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (Ottessa Moshfegh in the Guardian)
Garnethill by Denise Mina
The NZ Booksellers Awards’ best bookshop is VOLUME in Nelson:
Stella recommends A Ladder in the Sky by John Boyne
Thomas recommends Rachel Cusk’s trilogy
Kiran got 100% on this!!
Diary of a Bookseller
Shaun’s book recommendation: An Encyclopaedia of Myself by Johnathon Meads
Kiran’s session with Fiona Kidman, Catherine Robertson and Julie Thomas is on Friday 31st at 6.30pm.
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