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Archive for September, 2021

Eleanor Teasdale Interview

By UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities, on 14 September 2021

This week I chat with Associate Publisher for Angry Robot, Eleanor Teasdale, all about her comfort reads, what books she chooses for the Angry Robot list, how she rereads outside of the genre she works in for a solid mind reset, and Angry Robot’s passion and promotion of diverse fiction. We also talk about how she named her cat (and how I named mine!).

Show notes

Eleanor’s Twitter
Angry Robot’s website
Angry Robot’s Twitter

Things mentioned in the episode:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Old Kingdom series (Sabriel Lirael mentioned) by Garth Nix
Broken Harbour by Tana French
Just William Audiobooks
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Marc Gascoigne
Midsommar (film)
Get Out
Gemma Amor
The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim
Tower by Bae Myung-hoon published by Honford Star
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Composite Creatures by Caroline Hardaker
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Educated by Tara Westover

Lisa Edwards Interview

By UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities, on 7 September 2021

I chat with the lovely Lisa Edwards, former publisher, now author and yoga teacher, all about her memoir Cheat, Play, Live and her thoughts on the therapeutic effects of reading and writing. We have a wonderful dive into travel writing too.

Show Notes

Links to Lisa’s book
Link to Lisa’s blog Because I Can
Link to Lisa’s Twitter

Things mentioned in the podcast:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Paul Theroux
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed