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Papertrail is a monthly interview series where writers share and discuss three books that have inspired and influenced them. Find new authors, discover exciting books, and get creative insights from exciting writers.
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Dec 15, 2016

Kerry is the Author of two books: 'Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma' won the Scottish First Book Award. And her second, 'THIRST', won the Prix Femina Étranger, France's most prestigious award for foreign fiction. She is also the founder of The WoMentoring Project.

Kerry's Book Choices:

Jazz - Toni Morrison (Vintage Books)
The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler (Vintage Books)
'Tis - Frank McCourt (Harper Perennial)

She tweets @KerrysWindow and you can visit her website for more information

Show Notes:

2:20 The Accidental Tourist discussion begins.

17:25 Jazz discussion begins.

26:40 'Tis discussion begins.

40:20 Kerry speaks about her involvement with the WoMentoring Project.

Nov 15, 2016

Hannah is a Graphic Novelist and illustrator. She has also worked as a Tutor for the Arvon Foundation and was the Online Writer in Residence for Booktrust.

HANNAH'S BOOK CHOICES:

She tweets at @streakofpith and you can find out more about her/her books on her website.

Show Notes:

Other books mentioned:

  • Emily Carroll co-created a game called 'THE YAWHG' (Hannah apologises for mauling the spelling in the original recording)
  • Becoming Unbecoming, by Una. About Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper

Publishers mentioned:

Hannah recommends the following comic shops:

"both of these shops are light and airy and welcoming. Anyone concerned about walking into a sweaty comics dungeon needn't worry."

Oct 14, 2016

Lara is a writer working and living in Manchester. Her debut short story collection, 'Treats', was published this year by Freight.

Lara's Book Choices:

  1. Two Girls, Fat and Thin - Mary Gaitskill
  2. The Gin Closet - Leslie Jamison
  3. Self Help - Lorrie Moore


She tweets at @Lara_A_Williams

Aug 30, 2016

Harry is a writer and an artist. His debut novel, Anatomy of a Soldier, came out this year and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. He's currently working on his second novel.

Harry's Book Choices:

  1. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Earnest Hemingway
  2. How To Be Both - Ali Smith
  3. Pincher Martin - William Golding

He tweets at @harrybparker

Aug 19, 2016

Simon runs a YouTube channel focused on teaching people about physics, climate science, and studying. He also makes videos that help people who are applying, or considering applying, to Oxford and Cambridge university. 

His Youtube Channel is 'SimonOxfPhys'

Simon's Book Choices:

  1. My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
  2. Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
  3. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

He tweets @SimonOxfPhys

Jul 23, 2016

Sophie's short story 'Grace' won The White Review Short Story Prize this year. She has also been published in Tank Magazine, Neon, and Valve Journal.

She is currently working on a book about an all-female community on an oil rig at the end of the world.

SOPHIE'S BOOK CHOICES:

  1. Morvern Callar - Alan Warner
  2. Nobody Is Ever Missing - Catherine Lacey
  3. Ice - Anna Kavan

She tweets at @fairfairisles

Jun 15, 2016

Neil's debut novel 'The Moon King' came out in 2014 and was nominated for the 2015 BSFA award and British Fantasy award.

He lives and works in Glasgow, and is a member of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle.

NEIL'S BOOK CHOICES:

  1. The Wooden Sea - Jonathan Carroll
  2. Zombie - Joyce Carol Oates
  3. The Limits of Enchantment - Graham Joyce

He blogs at ayeahmur and tweets @neilwilliamson

May 19, 2016

Paul's first novel 'River of Ink' was released at the beginning of 2016. He is currently working on his second novel.

“An extraordinary debut … Paul M.M. Cooper is writer of real talent … River of Ink is what historical fiction should be: immersive, illuminating and captivating” –  The Times

PAUL'S BOOK CHOICES:

  1. My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamu

  2. Alias Grace - Maragaret Atwood

  3. Sexing The Cherry - Jeanette Winterson

Paul's Twitter

Paul is published by Bloomsbury

Apr 15, 2016

Tim released his first book, 'The Last King of Lydia' in 2013. Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, it was one of my favourite books that year. He has since released a sequel 'The King and The Slave'. 

He lives in Sheffield and teaches on the Warwick University undergraduate writing program.

TIM'S BOOK CHOICES:

  1. Watership Down - Richard Adams
  2. Tales from Ovid - Ted Hughes
  3. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
  4. Bluets - Maggie Nelson

Both of Tim's books are published by Atlantic Books.

Tim's Website and Twitter.

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