OurShelves: Hunger with Claire Kohda

How does food connect us to our cultural identity? Get hungry listening to Claire Kohda talk to Lucy Scholes about her debut novel Woman, Eating, which follows a mixed-race vampire in contemporary London. Claire admits she avoided reading Dracula, explores the yōkai of traditional Japanese mythology and explains how listening to Asian recipes reminds her of her mother.


Claire’s recommendations:

On the nightstand: Where The Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, translated by Polly Barton, published by Tilted Axis Press and The Korean Vegan

On my mind: Turn Away by Laura Moody (song)

On the shelf: Barbara Hepworth: Writings and Conversations

On the pedestal: Susanne Valadon


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