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OurShelves with special guest Veronica Raimo

Ourshelves with Veronica Raimo

OurShelves with Veronica Raimo

OurShelves with Veronica Raimo

Are families a refuge or a prison? Join Veronica Raimo as she talks with Lucy Scholes about the line between fiction and auto-fiction, drawing the curtain back on the creative process, and the many idiosyncrasies of language that arise during the translation of fiction.


Veronica Raimo is the author of four novels, the most recent of which, Lost On Me (Niente di Vero) was  a huge bestseller in Italy, that was shortlisted for the Premio Strega Prize and won the Strega Giovani Prize and the Viareggio Rèpaci Prize. The English translation of Lost On Me is being published by Virago on 3rd August 2023. Veronica contributes cultural articles to various Italian publications, and her translations into Italian include works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Octavia E. Butler, Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. Le Guin. She lives in Rome.


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

  1. The Last Days of Roger Federer by Geoff Dyer and Carcoma by Layla Martinez


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

Disco Boy, a film by Giacomo Abbruzzese


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

  1. Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again by Katherine Angel


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

  1. Ursula K. Le Guin


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

  1. The Collected Short Stories of Grace Paley


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

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