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 she’d have with friends about books. Here, she tells Lucy Scholes how she had a feminist awakening watching a play where women honoured the horror their friend went through; the sheer joy between grandmother and granddaughter in her latest novel Loved and Missed; and why Judy Garland is her ultimate heroine.
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On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table
Helen Garner Diaries (Yellow Notebook and One Day I’ll Remember This)
Washington Square by Henry James
On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song
The LRB podcasts on Phillip Larkin and Thomas Hardy’s poetry
On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way
Di and Viv and Rose, the play by Amelia Bullmore
On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire
Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.
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