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Papertrail Podcast

Papertrail Podcast

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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.

Latest Episodes

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 minJAN 14
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New Show: PageBreak

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

77 min2019 DEC 25
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Papertrail Christmas Episode - 2019

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_ 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.

82 min2019 DEC 9
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Lucia Osborne-Crowley on Sophie Mackintosh, Sinéad Gleeson, and Leslie Jamison

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 min2019 NOV 25
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Anna Sherman on Sanshiro, Ghosts of the Tsunami, and The Snow Leopard

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 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.

60 min2019 OCT 14
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Season Butler on Toni Morrison, Leonora Carrington, and Aldous Huxley

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 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.

62 min2019 SEP 17
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Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on Alan Moore, Craig Thompson, and Mike Figgis

Hannah Sullivan on: Rachel Cusk, Christopher Isherwood, and Robert Lowell

Hannah Sullivan is a poet and academic currently working at Oxford University. Her first collection of poetry, Three Poems, was published in 2018 and won the T.S. Eliot Prize. Hannah's Book Choices: Coventry: Essays by Rachel Cusk Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood Notebook by Robert Lowell You can find out more about Hannah on her website. 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 min2019 AUG 12
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Hannah Sullivan on: Rachel Cusk, Christopher Isherwood, and Robert Lowell

Fiona Mozley on: Ursula K LeGuin, Cormac McCarthy, and Amy Sackville

Fiona’s debut novel, Elmet, is set in Yorkshire and explores what happens when a family’s idyllic, self-sufficient life is interrupted by the world outside of them. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Ondaatje Prize and was also longlisted for the Dylan Thomas and Womens prize. Fiona is currently working on her second novel. Fiona's Book Choices: The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Painter To The King by Amy Sackville You can follow Fiona on twitter @fjmoz 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. You can also support us financially by donating to our Patreon/Steady page, or by buying a book through our affiliate programme. For more information. Click here.

52 min2019 JUL 15
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Fiona Mozley on: Ursula K LeGuin, Cormac McCarthy, and Amy Sackville

Nicole Flattery on: Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill, and Lorrie Moore

Nicole is a fiction and non-fiction writer, her work has appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, and on BBC 4. She won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize with her short story ‘Track’. Her short story collection, ‘Show Them A Good Time’ is out now. Nicole's Book Choices: Veronica by Mary Gaitskill The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson Self-Help by Lorrie Moore You can follow Nicole on Twitter @nicoleflattery Please consider leaving the podcast a review on iTunes. It makes a massive difference and helps new people discover the show.

58 min2019 JUN 11
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Nicole Flattery on: Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill, and Lorrie Moore

Michael Donkor on: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colm Tóibín, and Max Porter

Michael is the author of ‘Hold’, which was just shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway writing programme and lives in London, where he works as a teacher. Michael's Book Choices: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter You can follow Michael on twitter @michaeldonkor 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.

63 min2019 MAY 13
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Michael Donkor on: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colm Tóibín, and Max Porter

Latest Episodes

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 minJAN 14
Comments
New Show: PageBreak

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

77 min2019 DEC 25
Comments
Papertrail Christmas Episode - 2019

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_ 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.

82 min2019 DEC 9
Comments
Lucia Osborne-Crowley on Sophie Mackintosh, Sinéad Gleeson, and Leslie Jamison

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 min2019 NOV 25
Comments
Anna Sherman on Sanshiro, Ghosts of the Tsunami, and The Snow Leopard

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 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.

60 min2019 OCT 14
Comments
Season Butler on Toni Morrison, Leonora Carrington, and Aldous Huxley

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 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.

62 min2019 SEP 17
Comments
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on Alan Moore, Craig Thompson, and Mike Figgis

Hannah Sullivan on: Rachel Cusk, Christopher Isherwood, and Robert Lowell

Hannah Sullivan is a poet and academic currently working at Oxford University. Her first collection of poetry, Three Poems, was published in 2018 and won the T.S. Eliot Prize. Hannah's Book Choices: Coventry: Essays by Rachel Cusk Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood Notebook by Robert Lowell You can find out more about Hannah on her website. 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 min2019 AUG 12
Comments
Hannah Sullivan on: Rachel Cusk, Christopher Isherwood, and Robert Lowell

Fiona Mozley on: Ursula K LeGuin, Cormac McCarthy, and Amy Sackville

Fiona’s debut novel, Elmet, is set in Yorkshire and explores what happens when a family’s idyllic, self-sufficient life is interrupted by the world outside of them. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Ondaatje Prize and was also longlisted for the Dylan Thomas and Womens prize. Fiona is currently working on her second novel. Fiona's Book Choices: The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Painter To The King by Amy Sackville You can follow Fiona on twitter @fjmoz 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. You can also support us financially by donating to our Patreon/Steady page, or by buying a book through our affiliate programme. For more information. Click here.

52 min2019 JUL 15
Comments
Fiona Mozley on: Ursula K LeGuin, Cormac McCarthy, and Amy Sackville

Nicole Flattery on: Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill, and Lorrie Moore

Nicole is a fiction and non-fiction writer, her work has appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, and on BBC 4. She won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize with her short story ‘Track’. Her short story collection, ‘Show Them A Good Time’ is out now. Nicole's Book Choices: Veronica by Mary Gaitskill The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson Self-Help by Lorrie Moore You can follow Nicole on Twitter @nicoleflattery Please consider leaving the podcast a review on iTunes. It makes a massive difference and helps new people discover the show.

58 min2019 JUN 11
Comments
Nicole Flattery on: Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill, and Lorrie Moore

Michael Donkor on: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colm Tóibín, and Max Porter

Michael is the author of ‘Hold’, which was just shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway writing programme and lives in London, where he works as a teacher. Michael's Book Choices: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter You can follow Michael on twitter @michaeldonkor 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.

63 min2019 MAY 13
Comments
Michael Donkor on: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colm Tóibín, and Max Porter
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