Helen Oyeyemi - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to share this wonderful, nourishing conversation with novelist, playwright and short story writer Helen Oyeyemi! Helen's debut, The Icarus Girl was called "a masterly first novel" by the New York Times. White is For Witching won a Somerset Maugham Award, while What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours won the PEN Open Book Award. Her latest novel is the eagerly anticipated Peaces. We talked to her about rereading Little Women, Emily Dickinson's jokes, unreliable memoirists and bunking off school to read Ali Smith.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Helen Oyeyemi - Peaces

Ali Smith - Hotel World

E Nesbit - Five Children and It

Albert Camus - Plague

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

PG Wodehouse - Jeeves & Wooster

Zdeněk Jirotka - Saturnin

Mrs Beeton - Book of Household Management

EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady

Charles Reznikoff - Testimony

Félix Fénéon - Novel in Three Lines

Tessa Dare - When a Scot Ties the Knot

Kristi Coulter - Nothing Good Can Come From This

F Scott Fitzgerald - Great Gatsby

JD Salinger - Catcher in the Rye

Emily Dickinson - Letters

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women

Margaret Atwood - Testaments

Margaret Atwood - Handmaid's Tale

Benjamin Moser - Susan Sontag

Sigrid Nunez - Sempre Susan

Sigrid Nunez - What Are You Going Through

Sigrid Nunez - The Friend

Susan Sontag - Against Interpretation

Diana Vreeland - DV

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