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OurShelves with special guest Caroline O’Donoghue

Ourshelves with Caroline O'Donoghue

OurShelves with Caroline O’Donoghue

On the premiere episode of this special season of Ourshelves, commemorating Virago’s 50th anniversary, join Caroline O’Donoghue, New York Times best-selling author and the host of the award-winning podcast Sentimental Garbage, as she talks about her new novel, The Rachel Incident. Listen as Caroline and Lucy Scholes discuss the intersection of Irish women’s fiction with the history of reproductive rights in Ireland, actively reading people you don’t agree with, the emptiness of the phrase ‘girl power’ and misogyny in cultural spaces.


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On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table

Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion and Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis


On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song

On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way

Andrea Dworkin’s Woman Hating


On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire

Lyse Doucet


Special 50th Anniversary question – what one Virago book would you pass on? (Your Golden Apple).

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.

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