“Perfect” women – with Cat Valente

“Perfect” women – with Cat Valente

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe idea of perfection, the perfect being, is one of the oldest stories in the world. How that perfection might be tainted, or turn against the hand that made it, is something that has always intrigued writers of...
Female friendships – with Alix E Harrow

Female friendships – with Alix E Harrow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSFemale friendships tend to take a back seat in our narratives, so that when they are given the space to exist, they exist almost solely to discuss a man. Virginia Woolf once commented that “all the great women...
Five questions with Shelley Parker Chan

Five questions with Shelley Parker Chan

She Who Became the Sun has been described as Mulan meets The Song of Achilles, but it’s better to drop all expectations these comparisons conjure up and go in expecting to be dazzled. I couldn’t wait to get Shelley on the blog to talk about this...
Tackling the classics – with Nghi Vo

Tackling the classics – with Nghi Vo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS95 years after it was first published, the copyright on The Great Gatsby has expired. This great American novel has sold over 25 million copies since it was first published, despite initially disappointing sales. It...