Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass. After a few extra weeks off, Papercuts are back to chat the controversial Booker decision, NZ Bookshop Day, the Goldsmith shortlist & some exc...

Papercuts: Downtime with Papercuts

Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.

After a few extra weeks off, Papercuts are back to chat the controversial Booker decision, NZ Bookshop Day, the Goldsmith shortlist & some exciting upcoming author events! Book reviews and to be read piles are all divulged as well as some not books too. Settle in with Jenna, Kiran and Louisa – we love your support!

Thanks to The Spinoff and the Mātātuhi Foundation for their support.

Show notes are below:

Book news
Joint winners of the Booker Prize 2019:
– The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo.
– Article by Galley Beggar Press: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/what-happened-booker-prize-ellmann/
– New Zealand Bookshop Day is THIS Saturday 26 October https://www.booksellers.co.nz/whats-on
– Goldsmiths Shortlist https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/
– Zadie Smith – Wednesday 13th November James Hay Theatre
https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/an-evening-with-zadie-smith/- – Patti Smith is coming to Christchurch and Auckland
https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/news/16550/Patti-Smith-New-Zealand-Shows-Announced.utr
– Verb Wellington’s Litcrawl: https://www.verbwellington.nz/
Congrats to the winner of Inland by Tea Obreht: Ali Horsley!
Thank you to Hachette for making this happen!

Book reviews

LK: Scented by Laurence Fearnley
– https://www.fragrantica.com/
– Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

JT: The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
– Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

KD: The Country Life by Rachel Cusk
– Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas
– The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy

Online picks

LK: The Age of Rudeness by Rachel Cusk for the New York Times
KD:‘A Short Run: A Selection of NZ Lathe Cut Records’ at Objectspace
JT: ‘Downtime’ on iphone (in settings/screentime)

The TBR Pile

KD: Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt
Outlier by Rachel Cusk
Patience by Toby Lit
Face it by Debbie Harry
The River Capture by Mary Costello
Sinead Gleeson
Actress by Anne Enright

LK: The Boyfriend by Laura Southgate
Green Book and Screen Tests by Kate Zambreno
The Address by Fiona Davis
Call Me Evie by J. P. Pomare

JT: A Sharp Left Turn by Mike Chunn
Rich Enough? by Mary Holm
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman

Thank you Alice for recording and the Matatuhi Foundation for your support.
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