Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.
Welcome to the final Papercuts for 2018. As always, we break down the latest book news, including Wellington’s LitCrawl, My Brilliant Friend on TV, and our old mate Jordan B Peterson visiting New Zealand next year. We announce our Normal People tote bag winner and give you a list of Christmas book ideas, because we believe you can buy a book for everyone.
As always, you can contact us at email@example.com
In this episode:
Unity Book of the Month:
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Toibin (Macmillan) $30
KD: Don’t Look Now written by Daphne du Maurier
JT: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
For your racist uncle: Fear by Bob Woodward
The book for your brother in law who doesn’t read: Past Tense by Lee Child
Nice charming book with no bad stuff: The Helpline by Katherine Collette
A book for the RNZ listening, Spinoff reading person: The Friday Poem edited by Steve Braunias
A book for your granny that is not heavy physically and the print is not too small: All the Queen’s Corgis by Penny Junor
The hip young woman in your life who has grown up with Rookie mag: Everything I Know about Love by Dolly Alderton and Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble.
The book for your independent, cool aunt: The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy and Crudo by Olivia Laing
The best picture book for kids: The Bomb/Te Pohu by Sacha Cotter
The best NZ Art book: NZ Art at Te Papa edited by Mark Stocker
The best NZ architecture book: Houses of Aotearoa by Andrew Patterson
JT: The Human Toll of Instant Delivery on the New York Times podcast The Daily
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