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