Kirsty Logan is a novelist and short story writer. She’s the author of Now She is Witch, Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. To mark the publication of her new book, The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir, she talks with Lucy Scholes about writing like no one is reading, pregnancy journeys, disobedient bodies, the gift of sperm donation, and breaking the rules of memoir writing.
On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table
Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm and Space Crone by Ursula K le Guin
On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song
The Good Wife and Scream Queens (the 2008 reality TV show)
On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way
Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue and Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire
Tove Jansson and Heather Parry (novelist)
Special 50th Anniversary question – what one Virago book would you pass on? (Your Golden Apple).
The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin and Chouette by Claire Oshetsky
Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.
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