I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: or The Golden State Killer’s Walk into the Light

May 16, 2018

If you follow true crime news, you'll know that the Golden State Killer was recently arrested, over forty years after his crime spree began. This week, Jimmy and Stephanie discuss the book that many people believe was responsible for renewed interest in this case: Michelle McNamara's posthumously published I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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Medicine, Literature, Interceptionality, and Literary Gate-Keeping: An Interview with Michelle Cahill

March 21, 2018

This week, Stephanie and Michelle interview Michelle Cahill, writer and managing director of the literary journal Mascara. In this wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the intersection of medicine and literature, interceptionality, and literary gate-keeping.

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 Longlist Show

March 14, 2018

The longlist for the Women's Prize was released on March 8, International Women's Day. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss the longlist: the books they've read, the books they want to read, and the snubs. 

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Best Books of 2017

January 3, 2018

What were your best books of 2017? This week, Stephanie and Michelle contemplate their year in reading.

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Sing, O Muse, of the books we loathe: Literary Confessions pt. 1

December 27, 2017

What books do you absolutely hate? What books have you pretended to have read? Which books are you ashamed of loving? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy let the silly season go to their heads entirely and spill all their deepest, darkest secrets. Shh, don't tell anyone.

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Elf, Rudolph, Mannequin Mom, Mr Hanky, and the Osmonds - it must be the Christmas Show!

December 20, 2017

Christmas is a time for...escaping family by watching television and reading? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss their favourite Christmas books, films and tv shows, and Stephanie is mocked for liking Elf. Merry Christmas!

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On Speedy Death and the Golden Age of Gladys Mitchell

December 6, 2017

Gladys Mitchell is one of the most entertaining of the Golden Age detective novelists. However, she's relatively little known today. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss her first novel, Speedy Death, with Dr Lee O'Brien, and make the case that everybody should really be reading Gladys Mitchell. 

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The Power of Love, or Why We Read Romance Novels

November 29, 2017

Romance fiction is often unfairly maligned as silly and escapist, largely because of its association with a female readership, but in terms of popularity, nothing beats romance. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss the phenomenal power of the romance novel with romance expert Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo. 

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How Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea has Ruined Mr. Rochester Forever

November 8, 2017

Jean Rhys's lyrical, beautiful novel Wide Sargasso Sea is a prequel of sorts to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, focusing on the story of Mr. Rochester's first wife. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss Jamaica, Jane Eyre, and how Jean Rhys ruined Mr. Rochester for them both forever. 

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Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Nobel World

October 18, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy commend the Nobel Prize committee for their excellent choice. They talk Japanese cinema, floating worlds, perfect novels, and Stephanie offends Bob Dylan fans. 

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