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OurShelves

OurShelves with special guest Lü Pin

OurShelves: Awakening with 吕频 Lü Pin How do you say ‘Me Too’ in Chinese – when it’s banned on social media? 吕频 Lü Pin, Chinese feminist activist featured in Awakening by Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan […]

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OurShelves with special guest Susie Boyt

OurShelves: Heroics with Susie Boyt How do we get through the difficult days? Susie Boyt, author and theatre director, got through the pandemic by walking for miles listening to poetry podcasts to replace the conversations […]

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OurShelves with special guest Edith Widder

OurShelves: Hope with Dr Edith Widder How can we find light in the dark? Oceanographer, marine biologist and author of Below the Edge of Darkness, Edie Widder’s life has been as fascinating as the animals […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kamila Shamsie

OurShelves: Courage with Kamila Shamsie Is writing a muscle? Kamila Shamsie, prize winning novelist, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Granta Best of Young British author, talks to Lucy Scholes about her great-aunt, […]

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OurShelves with special guest Austin Channing Brown

  Who is your feminism for? Austin Channing Brown was named by parents who deliberately wanted people to presume their daughter was a white man when applying for jobs. Now a speaker and writer working […]

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OurShelves with special guest Chibundu Onuzo

  What can we learn from African women’s movements? If you knew about the women who fought a freedom war in 1914 Nigeria, would it alter your view of feminist history? Chibundu Onuzo, award-winning author […]

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OurShelves with special guest C Pam Zhang

  How can you create your own world when this one doesn’t serve you? Join as we radically restructure myths, stories and genres – from the American West to fairy tales and nineties pop icons. […]

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OurShelves with special guest R.O. Kwon

  How can reading rewire your brain? After a childhood spent calling Henry James her ‘dude’ and Evelyn Waugh her ‘friend’ R. O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries, talks to Lucy Scholes about how determinedly […]

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OurShelves with special guest Justine Cowan

  How can you be a strong woman in a world that’s not built for you? Justine Cowan is an attorney used to fighting environmental cases against huge corporations but writing about her mother’s childhood […]

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OurShelves with special guest Riva Leher

  What do monsters do for us? Join Lucy Scholes for a powerful conversation with Riva Lehrer, artist, activist and author of Golem Girl, her beautifully illustrated memoir about living with disability. From the history […]

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OurShelves with special guest Daisy Johnson

How do you balance motherhood and creativity? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Daisy Johnson, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Fen, Everything Under and Sisters, on rewriting the haunted house, why women are expected […]

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OurShelves with special guest Sigrid Nunez

How do you overcome criticism? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Sigrid Nunez, author of eight novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, The […]

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