From time to time on the Brit Lit Podcast, I’ll be interviewing interesting people who are not from the UK about their perspective on British books. My first guest in this vein is American writer Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney, author of the much-praised, much-loved 2016 novel The Nest, a personal favourite of mine.
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Books mentioned in this episode:
The Nest, by Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney
The Past, by Tessa Hadley
The Master Bedroom, by Tessa Hadley
The Photograph, by Tessa Hadley
The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words, by Paul Antony Jones
Of Women, by Shami Chakrabati
Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak
The Vacationers, by Emma Straub
The Power, by Naomi Alderman
The Secret Life: Three True Stories, by Andrew O’Hagan
(A note on my book links: they take you to Amazon UK, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)