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Dec 25, 2019

Season's greetings, everyone! Join Sophie and Alex as they discuss some of their favourite books from the year, including a round-up of what they read for the show in 2019.

Papertrail is going on hiatus for the first half of 2019, but there are plenty of episodes in the back-catalogue so gorge yourself on them and we'll see you in the future for 'season 2'.

Happy holidays!

Sophie's Choices:

  • Cassandra At The Wedding - Dorothy Baker
  • Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich
  • Thus Were Their Faces - Silvina Ocampo

From the show:

  • Prater Violet - Christopher Isherwood
  • This Is Not A Novel - David Markson
  • Constellations - Sinéad Gleeson

Alex's Choices:

  • Ombria in Shadow - Patricia A McKillip
  • The Fisherman - John Langan
  • Doggerland - Ben Smith

From the show:

  • Homesick For Another World - Otessa Moshfegh
  • Grief Is The Thing With Feathers - Max Porter
  • The Snow Leopard - Peter Matthiessen

 

MUSIC BY: SCOTT GRATTON

Dec 9, 2019

Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a writer and journalist. Her news reporting and literary work has appeared in Granta, the Sunday Times, HuffPost UK, the Guardian, and others. ‘I Choose Elena’ is her first book.

Lucia's Book Choices:

  • Make It Scream Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison
  • Constellations: Reflections from life by Sinéad Gleeson
  • The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

You can follow Lucia on twitter @LuciaOC_

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Nov 25, 2019

Anna Sherman was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She studied Greek and Latin at Wellesley College and at Lincoln College, Oxford. The Bells of Old Tokyo is her first book.

Anna's Book Choices:

You can follow Anna on twitter @anna_charlbury

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Oct 14, 2019

Season is a London and Berlin-based writer, performance artist and teacher, and an associate producer of the I'm With You art collective. She works as a dramaturg, mentor, sensitivity editor and workshop facilitator in Creative Writing, Performance Practice and Theory, and difference-consciousness training for the arts and heritage sector. Cygnet is her first novel.

Season's Book Choices:

You can follow Season on twitter @season_butler

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Sep 17, 2019

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is a Writer, a Comics Letterer, and the Eisner Award-Winning Editor of PanelxPanel. He has written for screen and for comics, and also runs the excellent Strip Panel Naked on YouTube.

Hass's Book Choices:

You can follow Hass on Twitter @HassanOE

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Aug 12, 2019

Hannah Sullivan is a poet and academic currently working at Oxford University. Her first collection of poetry, Three Poems, was published in 2018 and won the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Hannah's Book Choices:

You can find out more about Hannah on her website.

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Jul 15, 2019

Fiona’s debut novel, Elmet, is set in Yorkshire and explores what happens when a family’s idyllic, self-sufficient life is interrupted by the world outside of them. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Ondaatje Prize and was also longlisted for the Dylan Thomas and Womens prize. Fiona is currently working on her second novel.

Fiona's Book Choices:

You can follow Fiona on twitter @fjmoz

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Jun 11, 2019

Nicole is a fiction and non-fiction writer, her work has appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, and on BBC 4. She won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize with her short story ‘Track’. Her short story collection, ‘Show Them A Good Time’ is out now.

Nicole's Book Choices:

You can follow Nicole on Twitter @nicoleflattery

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May 13, 2019

Michael is the author of ‘Hold’, which was just shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway writing programme and lives in London, where he works as a teacher.

Michael's Book Choices:

You can follow Michael on twitter @michaeldonkor

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Apr 15, 2019

Marc’s Novel, ‘Three Dreams In The Key Of G’ was published by Dead Ink Books in 2018. He is the author of many other novels, as well as short and flash fiction. He can also be found on YouTube where he reviews and discusses literary and experimental fiction.

Marc's Book Choices:

You can follow Marc on twitter @21stCScribe, on his website, and on YouTube.

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Mar 18, 2019

Tyler Wetherall is a journalist and author living in New York. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including The Guardian, The Times, Vice, Electric Literature. She teaches Creative Writing and Journalism at Manhattanville College.

Tyler's Book Choices:

You can follow Tyler on twitter @TylerWrites

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Feb 11, 2019

Megan Hunter is the author of ‘The End We Start From’. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story ‘Selfing’.


Megan's Book Choices:

You can follow Megan on Twitter and Instagram @meganfnhunter

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Jan 14, 2019

Chris is the author of the short story collection ‘Mothers’. You can find his ‘A Brief Survey of The Short Story’ columns on The Guardian.

Chris's Book Choices:

You can follow Chris on twitter @Chris_Power

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