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Papertrail is a monthly interview series with writers and creatives about the books they love. Writers suggest three books which have made an impression on them and then discuss all three with the show's host, Alex.

Perfect for avid readers looking for book recommendations and insights into their favourite authors.

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Papertrail is a monthly interview series with writers and creatives about the books they love. Writers suggest three books which have made an impression on them and then discuss all three with the show's host, Alex.

Perfect for avid readers looking for book recommendations and insights into their favourite authors.

    New Show: PageBreak

    New Show: PageBreak

    Hello everyone, happy new year!
    As mentioned in our christmas episode, Papertrail is going on hiatus for a while, but do not fear! Alex has been working on a side project we wanted to share with you here first.
    PageBreak explores the process of taking your work from first draft, to finished product, and the challenges along the way.
    Listen on our website / Listen on Soundcloud
    The show seeks to illuminate parts of the creative process which are often overlooked, and offer support and encouragement to writers at all stages of their practice.
    If you enjoy the show, please let me know @AlexBlott, or by emailing PapertrailPodcast@gmail.com. This pilot is to gauge whether people are interested in the concept, so if you want to hear more, even a quick 👍 on Twitter is enough!
    Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the show!
    Alex.

    • 25 min
    Papertrail Christmas Episode - 2019

    Papertrail Christmas Episode - 2019

    Season's greetings, everyone! Join Sophie and Alex as they discuss some of their favourite books from the year, including a round-up of what they read for the show in 2019.
    Papertrail is going on hiatus for the first half of 2019, but there are plenty of episodes in the back-catalogue so gorge yourself on them and we'll see you in the future for 'season 2'.
    Happy holidays!
    Sophie's Choices:
    Cassandra At The Wedding - Dorothy Baker Voices from Chernobyl - Svetlana Alexievich Thus Were Their Faces - Silvina Ocampo From the show:
    Prater Violet - Christopher Isherwood This Is Not A Novel - David Markson Constellations - Sinéad Gleeson Alex's Choices:
    Ombria in Shadow - Patricia A McKillip The Fisherman - John Langan Doggerland - Ben Smith From the show:
    Homesick For Another World - Otessa Moshfegh Grief Is The Thing With Feathers - Max Porter The Snow Leopard - Peter Matthiessen  
    MUSIC BY: SCOTT GRATTON

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Lucia Osborne-Crowley on Sophie Mackintosh, Sinéad Gleeson, and Leslie Jamison

    Lucia Osborne-Crowley on Sophie Mackintosh, Sinéad Gleeson, and Leslie Jamison

    Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a writer and journalist. Her news reporting and literary work has appeared in Granta, the Sunday Times, HuffPost UK, the Guardian, and others. ‘I Choose Elena’ is her first book.
    Lucia's Book Choices:
    Make It Scream Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison Constellations: Reflections from life by Sinéad Gleeson The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh You can follow Lucia on twitter @LuciaOC_
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Anna Sherman on Sanshiro, Ghosts of the Tsunami, and The Snow Leopard

    Anna Sherman on Sanshiro, Ghosts of the Tsunami, and The Snow Leopard

    Anna Sherman was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She studied Greek and Latin at Wellesley College and at Lincoln College, Oxford. The Bells of Old Tokyo is her first book.
    Anna's Book Choices: Sanshiro by Natsume Sōseki
    Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry
    The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
    You can follow Anna on twitter @anna_charlbury
    If you haven't already, please consider leaving the podcast a review on iTunes. It makes a massive difference and helps new people discover the show.

    • 59 min
    Season Butler on Toni Morrison, Leonora Carrington, and Aldous Huxley

    Season Butler on Toni Morrison, Leonora Carrington, and Aldous Huxley

    Season is a London and Berlin-based writer, performance artist and teacher, and an associate producer of the I'm With You art collective. She works as a dramaturg, mentor, sensitivity editor and workshop facilitator in Creative Writing, Performance Practice and Theory, and difference-consciousness training for the arts and heritage sector. Cygnet is her first novel.
    Season's Book Choices: Island by Aldous Huxley The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison You can follow Season on twitter @season_butler
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    • 1 hr
    Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on Alan Moore, Craig Thompson, and Mike Figgis

    Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on Alan Moore, Craig Thompson, and Mike Figgis

    Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is a Writer, a Comics Letterer, and the Eisner Award-Winning Editor of PanelxPanel. He has written for screen and for comics, and also runs the excellent Strip Panel Naked on YouTube.
    Hass's Book Choices:
    Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons Blankets by Craig Thompson Digital Filmmaking by Mike Figgis You can follow Hass on Twitter @HassanOE
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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An engaging, interesting podcast for readers and writers alike. Really enjoying these conversations, and can't wait to check out the writers' recommendations.

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