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PodcastsMay 6, 2019

Papercuts podcast: A slush fest of recommendations


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

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

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Mentioned this episode:

Book News

Dunedin Writers Readers Festival
Verb Wellington
VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival
WORD Christchurch – including Shayne Carter with Rachael King
Women’s Prize Shortlist 2019
Kiran’s sesson at AWF – ELAINE CASTILLO: America is Not the Heart
Kiran’s review of Dead People I Have Known by Shayne Carter

Unity Book of the Month:

Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin

Book reviews:

LK: All Our Yesterdays and The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg
JT: Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokaczuk
KD: Constellations: Reflections from Life by Sinead Gleeson

with mentions of
The Years by Annie Ernaux
Dept. of Speculation and Last Things by Jenny Offill
Steven Toussaint’s piece on The Spinoff: ‘TMI: An Essay on Contemporary Poetry in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Not books:

LK: Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast
JT: The Worst Sitcom Ever Made – RNZ Podcast
KD: Auckland Film Society

To Be Read piles:

LK: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, Circe by Madeline Miller.
JT: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Attraction by Ruby Porter, Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.
KD: Attraction by Ruby Porter, Saltwater by Jessica Andrews, Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine, The Lark Ascending by Richard King, Underland by Robert McFarlane, How to Fail by Elizabeth Day.

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