PodcastsSeptember 4, 2019

Books podcast: Papercuts gets bubbly


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

On this month’s Papercuts, Jenna, Kiran and Louisa hold an experiment to see what it is like to drink a bottle of prosecco whilst recording. We observe the Booker Longlist and delve into a bunch of NZ trade news, including the NZ Booksellers Conference, Industry Awards and Coalition for Books. As always, we review what we’ve been reading and chat about what’s on the reading pile too. Settle in!

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

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Booker Prize longlist: Commentary from the Guardian, The Bookseller

Going West Festival

The Coalition for Books

2019 Book Trade Industry Awards

Obama’s annual summer reading list

Fully Booked Podcast

Fame music video

Margaret Atwood Live in Cinemas

Linda Burgess in conversation with Kiran Dass


Lanny by Max Porter

Capital by John Lanchester

The Wall by John Lanchester

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry

Inland by Tea Obreht

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Guestbook – Ghost Stories by Leanne Shapton

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

All the Juicy Pastures by Margot Schwass

Doxology by Nell Zink

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits

In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot by Greville Texidor

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

Suicide Blonde by Darcey Steinke

The New Me by Halle Butler

Ducks Newburyport by Lucy Ellman

Someone’s Wife: A Memoir of Sorts by Linda Burgess

Keep going!