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OurShelves with special guest Monica Ali

OurShelves: A special Christmas episode with Monica Ali   OurShelves celebrates the end of Season 4 with the beloved Monica Ali, a fellow of Royal Society of Literature, Patron of the Hopscotch Women’s Centre, and […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kaitlyn Greenidge

OurShelves: Kaitlyn Greenidge on the White Gaze   Kaitlyn Greenidge, acclaimed author of Libertie and We Love You, Charlie Freeman, has written the new introduction to Ann Petry’s landmark Virago Modern Classics novel The Narrows. […]

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OurShelves with special guest Megan Abbott

OurShelves: with Megan Abbott   Megan Abbott, Edgar-award winning author of eight novels including the HBO series-adapted Dare Me and her latest ballet school-set The Turnout is celebrated for her dark, precise depictions of young […]

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OurShelves with special guest Claire Oshetsky

OurShelves: with Claire Oshetsky   Do we see being a carer as a feminist failure?  Claire Oshetsky’s new novel Chouette is about raising a non-conforming child, represented by a wild but lovable owl-baby. She talks […]

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OurShelves with special guest Dame Eileen Atkins

OurShelves: Backstage with Dame Eileen Atkins How does the writing we love create the roles we perform? Join Dame Eileen Atkins, stage and TV star, three-time Olivier Award winner and screenwriter of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ and […]

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OurShelves with special guest Donna Coonan

OurShelves: Rescue with Donna Coonan How do you rediscover a forgotten feminist masterpiece? Donna Coonan is Editorial Director of the Virago Modern Classics list, which was set up 1978 to demonstrate the existence of  a […]

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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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