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OurShelves with special guest Annie Hodson

OurShelves with Annie Hodson

OurShelves with Annie Hodson

Annie Hodson is a queer writer and playwright from York, and one of the 40-strong cohort of the London Library’s 2022-2023 emerging writers’ programme. She has just won the Virago short story competition, with her story ‘Banshee’, which will appear in the paperback of Furies in spring 2025. Lucy and Annie dive into Annie’s earliest introduction to Virago through her aunt’s vast collection of ‘green spines’, the joy of bookclubs and the weird and wonderful power of Barbara Loden’s film, ‘Wanda’.


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

Maru by Bessie Head and Greek Lessons by Han Kang


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

The film Wanda by Barbara Loden


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

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde


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

The playwright Naomi Wallace


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

The Group by Mary McCarthy


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

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