Papercuts books podcast: Band on the Run

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

Can you believe this is our final episode for 2019? In this episode we give a scene report from the first Papercuts band-on-tour field trip where we headed to Wellington for the Verb Festival. And we bring you more book news, book reviews, discuss what we are looking forward to reading over summer, and more. Settle in with Jenna, Kiran and Louisa.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to Papercuts, we have loved having you with us and will be back in 2020!

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Show Notes


New Zealand Festival of the Arts writers’ programme. From Laurie Anderson and Andrea Lawlor to Jokha Alharthi and Tommy Orange – there is so much we want to see!

Kiran’s session Writing Women’s Lives with Booker International Prize winner Jokha Alharthi and Wellington writer Rijula Das

Goldsmiths Prize Winner: Ducks Newburyport by Lucy Ellman

US National Book Award winners

The Spinoff Book has been launched!

Sinead Gleeson wins the Non Fiction Book of the Year 2019 at the An Post Irish Book Awards for her collection of essays Constellations.

As promised, a link to Kiran’s NZ Herald interview with Sinead Gleeson.

And, as promised last episode, a link to Kiran’s piece for The Spinoff about lathe cuts!


The Maytrees by Annie Dillard

The Boyfriend by Laura Southgate

The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson


Dolly Parton’s America (Radiolab podcast)

His Dark Materials series – An HBO and BBC collaboration based on the Philip Pullman fantasy series, now on Neon

THE TBR PILE: Our summer stacks!

We Are Made of Diamond Stuff by Isobel Waidner
Make it Scream, Make it Burn by Leslie Jamison
The Actress by Anne Enright
Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth
Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride (if she can get her hands on a copy, hint hint!)
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
I Used to be Charming by Eve Babitz

Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories by Silvina Ocampo

All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu
The Burning River by Lawrence Patchett
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Jane: A Murder by Maggie Nelson


The Chimes by Anna Smaill
Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers edited by Witi Ihimaera & Whiti Hereaka
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Pilgrim and Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
The Lighthouse podcast

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