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.
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
Special 50th Anniversary question – what one Virago book would you pass on? (Your Golden Apple).
Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.
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