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We discuss the best books with book nerds, authors and critics from around the world.

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We discuss the best books with book nerds, authors and critics from around the world.

    Wendy Erskine

    Wendy Erskine

    Wendy Erskine

    Show notes


    Pre-orders for Dance Move here



    Gateway books /authors


    Happy Venture Readers Book 4



    Current reads /recently enjoyed and looking forward to


    Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure - Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi

    Small Town Girl: Love, Lies and the

    Undercover Police - Donna McLean

    Re-reading William Faulkner - Light in August

    Looking forward to - Nicole Flattery - Nothing Special

    Top 10

    Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

    Hellfire-  Nick Tosches

    Alma Cogan - Gordon Burn

    Good Behaviour - Molly Keane

    Light in August William Faulkner

    Pat Barker - Blow Your House Down

    Problems - Jade Sharma

    Monument Maker - David Keenan

    Age of innocence - Edith Wharton

    Beware of Pity-  Stefan Zweig

    Honorable mention

    Will and Testament - Vigdis Hjorth

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Austin Davis

    Austin Davis

    Austin Davis



    Street Sorrows EP


    Order Lotus and The Apocalypse - Out March 4th


    Twitter @Austin_Davis17

    Instagram @austinwdavis1

    Gateway books

    Neil Hilborn - OCD poem

    Billy Collins - Poetry

    Ray Bradbury

    Current reads / recently enjoyed /looking forward to

    The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

    Homie - Danez Smith

    Rosemarie Dombrowski

    Hunter Hazelton - I Never Understood Religion Until I Learned Your Name

    The Sunflower Cast a Spell Save Us from the Void - Jackie Wang

    Buddy Wakefield- Choir of Honest Killers

    Top 10

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver

    The Body - Steven King

    The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury

    American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin -  Terrance Hayes

    Wild Milk - Sabrina Orah Mark

    The Crown Ain't Worth Much - Hanif Abdurraqib

    Night Sky With Exit Wounds - Ocean Vuong

    Crush - Richard Siken

    Depression & Other Magic Tricks-  Sabrina Benaim

    Don’t call us dead - Danez Smith

    • 35 min
    Ryan Ruby

    Ryan Ruby

    Ryan Ruby





    Bottom's Dream, the Arno Schmidt Project, and Philanthropy Chad W. Post 

    Recent / Current reads /Looking forward to

    Everything and Less: The Novel in the Age of Amazon by Mark McGurl

    When We Cease to Understand the World - Benjamin Labatut

    Fireflies by Luis Sagasti

    Anecdotes by Heinrich von Kleist

    Lauren Elkin notes on a Parisian Commute

    Gateway book - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce

    Top 10

    Economy of the Unlost by Anne Carson

    The Geography of the Imagination by Guy Davenport

    The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso

    Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle by Pierre Klossowski

    Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

    Brütt, or The sighing gardens (Brütt, oder, Die seufzenden Gärten) by Friederike Mayröcker

    Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

    In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Andrés Neuman

    Andrés Neuman

    Gateway books

    Edgar Allan Poe stories translated by Julio Cortazar

    The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka translated by Jorge Luis Borges

    Currently reading

    Las malas

    Novel by Camila Sosa Villada

    Annie Ernaux - The Years and The Other Daughter

    Iosi Havilio - Petite Fleur

    Paulina Flores - Isla Decepción

    Logan February - F******s


    Looking forward to

    Lydia Davis - Collected Stories

    Re-read Capote - In Cold Blood

    Top 10

    Invisible Cities

    Lorca - The Audience

    Ceaser Vallejo - Human Poems

    Jose Watanabe

    Selected Poems Wislawa Szymborska

    Wallace Stevens - Aphorisms

    Rilke - New Poems

    Goethe - Roman Elegies

    Another County - James Baldwin

    Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar

    The Stranger - Albert Camus

    The Woman Destroyed - Simone de Beauvoir

    The kiss of the spider woman - Manuel Puig

    Flannery O’Connor -Everything That Rises Must Converge

    Birds of America - Lorrie Moore

    Against the interpretation - Susan Sontag

    On Being Ill - Virginia Woolf

    History of death in the western world - Philippe Ariès

    Grave of fireflies - Akiyuki Nosaka

    The Chess Novel Stefen Zweig.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    End of Year Special with Thommy Waite

    End of Year Special with Thommy Waite

    End of year special !

    Co-hosted by Thommy Waite !

    Featuring Michael Horn (Drunk Pynchon) Bram Presser, Martin Shaw, Travis Meyer, Iain Smith, James Rosewarne, Lauren Teixeira, Sean McCallum, Dustin Illingworth, Greg Gerke, Seth from Waste Mailing List, Ryan Alexander, David Keenan, Jake Dean, Adam Ouston, Michale Winkler, Courtney S Gray and George Salis.

    Books of 2021 (and best books read)

    Grimmish - Michael Winkler

    Monument Maker - David Keenan

    Mona - Pola Oloixarac

    The Employees - Olga Ravn

    Any Day You Can Die - Thommy Waite

    Recalcitrant Stuff of Life - Sean McCallum

    Burning Man - Biography of D.H. Lawrence - Frances Wilson

    The Netanyahus - Josh Cohen

    Sunflower -Tex Gresham

    The Luminous Novel - Mario Levrero

    CoinciDATE - David R Low

    Hope - Glen Duncan (Thommy’s best read this year)

    The Things We’ve seen - Augustine Fernando Mallo

    William Blake Versus the World - John Higgs

    Inquisitor’s Manual - António Lobo Antunes

    Helen DeWitt - Last Samurai

    Story of The Eye - George Bataille

    Hypnopony - Stuart Buck

    Bubblegum - Adam Levin

    Clairvoyant of the Small - The Life of Robert Walser - Susan Bernofsky

    The Moment - Peter Holm Jensen

    Gabrielle Blackwell - Correction

    Garielle Lutz - Worsted

    Michael Drinkard - Disobedience

    Wittgenstein’s Mistress - David Markson

    Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry

    American and The Cult of The Cactus Boots

    List Children Archive - Valeria Luiselli

    Novel Explosives - Jim Gaur

    Animal Money - Michael Cisco

    Snuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart

    The Interim -Woolfgang Hilbig

    Shanty Town - César Aira

    Clarise Lispector - Hour of the Star

    Geoff Sparrow - Crimes Against Nature

    The Mayfly Glimmer Before Last Call- Poe Ballantine

    Amnesia Road - Luke Stegemanm

    Born Into This - Adam Thomson

    Steven Millhauser - We Others

    The Animals in That County - Laura Jean Mckay

    Jessamine Ward - Salvage The Bones

    Hermione Lee - Virginia Woolf

    Transcendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer

    Paul Schrader

    Books of Jacob Olga Tokarczuk

    Mayor Of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy

    Goodbye Columbus - Philip Roth

    Love in a Dead Language - Lee Seigel

    Lance Olsen - Skin Elegies

    Picks for 2022 -

    Wendy Erskine - Dance Moves

    The new 736 page Houellebecq - Annihilation

    Javier Marias - Thomas Nevinson

    Solenoid by Mircea Cărtărescu -

    Pierre Senges - Ahab (sequels)

    The Logos - Mark De Silva

    More David Keenan

    More Andres Neuman

    New Rikki Dukornet

    Illustrated Ulysses - from Eduardo Arroyo

    Rian Hughes XX

    Reprint of Miss Mackintosh My Darling Marguerite Young - Dalkey Archive

    Waypoints - Adam Ouston

    Lydia Davis - Essays

    Gabrielle Blackwell - Doomtown

    Morgan Meis and J.M. Tyree - Letters on Cinema and Religion in Malick, Von Trier, and Kieślowski

    Max Blecher coming from Sublunary

    Antagony - Luis Goytisolo

    New Sorokin

    Alejandro Zambra - Chilean Poet

    Andrew Roff - Teeth of a Slow Machine

    Ben Walter - What Fear Was

    Robbie Arnot - Limberlost

    Mirandi Riwoe - The Burnished Sun

    Jane Rawson - New book

    Sweet Meat Saga - G. F. Gravenson

    Hustler’s Grotto - Yayoi Kusama

    Leg Over Leg -Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

    Devil To Pay in the Backland -João Guimarães Rosa

    Music Courtesy of Bram Presser

    Happy New Year!

    Season 2 coming in 2022.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Jack Moody

    Jack Moody

    Jack Moody


    Crooked Smile is out through Outcast in March 15th 2022


    Gateway books

    On The Road - Jack Kerouac

    Currently Reading / Recently enjoyed / looking forward to

    Sean McCallum - Recalcitrant Stuff of Life

    Lost City of The Monkey God - Douglas Preston

    Top 10 (ish)

    The Sarah Book - Scott McClanahan

    Ablutions - Patrick DeWitt

    Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs

    Nick Flynn - Another B******t Night in Suck City

    On The Road - Jack Kerouac

    Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski

    The Outsider (The Stranger) - Albert Camus

    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Old Man and The Sea - Hemingway

    • 58 min

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