PodcastsJuly 27, 2019

Papercuts episode: Three women on ‘Three Women’


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

In this episode we give advice on how to tackle the ever growing tower that is the ‘To Be Read’ pile, discuss a recent release that didn’t quite hit the spot, and bring you our usual book reviews and raves.  As always, you can email us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @papercutspod.

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Book News

An Evening with Arundhati Roy

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

KD’s interview with Tracey Thorn for CanvasNZ Herald


Book Reviews

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Fourth Estate)

Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza (Harvill Secker)

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Bloomsbury)

Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth (Canongate)
Murmur by Will Eaves (Canongate)


Not Books

Euphoria (HBO)
Blown Away (Netflix)


Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovsky

RuPaul: What’s the Tee? 


The TBR Pile

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith (Bloomsbury, September)
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon (Penguin)

Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria (Melville House)
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (Faber)

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens (Picador)
Coventry by Rachel Cusk (Faber, October)


Also mentioned

My Seditious Heart by Arundhati Roy

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey Thorn

Withnail and I

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Furious Hours by Casey Cep

The Long Take by Robin Robertson

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

In the Distance with You by Carla Guelfenbein

Rich Enough: A Laid-Back Guide for Every Kiwi by Mary Holm

How to Bring Down a Chimney Stack – Fred Dibnah the steeplejack

Smalltown Boy‘ by Bronski Beat

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