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OurShelves with special guest Stuart Evers

OurShelves: Listening with Stuart Evers   How can men approach their role as feminist allies? Lucy Scholes meets Stuart Evers, award-winning author of four books including Your Father Sends His Love and The Blind Light […]

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OurShelves with special guest Katie Hickman

OurShelves: Voice with Katie Hickman   What does it take for a woman to migrate thousands of miles across prairies and mountains? Join Katie Hickman, author of Brave Hearted and She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen as […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kate Maxwell

OurShelves: Taboos with Kate Maxwell   What happens if you don’t fall in love with your baby at first sight? Join Kate Maxwell and Lucy Scholes as they challenge silent taboos about motherhood, from Elena […]

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OurShelves with special guest Chloé Cooper Jones

OurShelves: Beauty with Chloé Cooper Jones   If you spend 288 pages deep in the life of a disabled person, can that experience shift your concept of disability? Join Chloé Cooper Jones, journalist, Pulitzer nominee […]

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OurShelves with special guest Claire Kohda

OurShelves: Hunger with Claire Kohda   How does food connect us to our cultural identity? Get hungry listening to Claire Kohda talk to Lucy Scholes about her debut novel Woman, Eating, which follows a mixed-race vampire […]

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OurShelves with special guest Doreen Cunningham

OurShelves: Whales with Doreen Cunningham   Doreen Cunningham, author of Soundings, followed the grey whales to the Arctic and she brings what she learnt on her journey into conversation with Lucy Scholes. Listen to Doreen […]

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OurShelves with special guest Dana Spiotta

OurShelves: Midlife reckoning with Dana Spiotta   George Saunders calls Dana Spiotta a ‘great American writer’. It’s true – but why does it feel so surprising to hear a woman given that accolade. Join Lucy […]

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OurShelves with special guest Monica Ali

OurShelves: A special Christmas episode with Monica Ali   OurShelves celebrates the end of Season 4 with the beloved Monica Ali, a fellow of Royal Society of Literature, Patron of the Hopscotch Women’s Centre, and […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kaitlyn Greenidge

OurShelves: Kaitlyn Greenidge on the White Gaze   Kaitlyn Greenidge, acclaimed author of Libertie and We Love You, Charlie Freeman, has written the new introduction to Ann Petry’s landmark Virago Modern Classics novel The Narrows. […]

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OurShelves with special guest Megan Abbott

OurShelves: with Megan Abbott   Megan Abbott, Edgar-award winning author of eight novels including the HBO series-adapted Dare Me and her latest ballet school-set The Turnout is celebrated for her dark, precise depictions of young […]

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OurShelves with special guest Claire Oshetsky

OurShelves: with Claire Oshetsky   Do we see being a carer as a feminist failure?  Claire Oshetsky’s new novel Chouette is about raising a non-conforming child, represented by a wild but lovable owl-baby. She talks […]

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OurShelves with special guest Dame Eileen Atkins

OurShelves: Backstage with Dame Eileen Atkins How does the writing we love create the roles we perform? Join Dame Eileen Atkins, stage and TV star, three-time Olivier Award winner and screenwriter of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ and […]

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