Episode 3: April Showers and Kathy Acker

Episode 3: April Showers and Kathy Acker

It’s here! In our latest podcast episode, we’re talking Kathy Acker, April showers, experimental fiction, accessible books about feminism and much more.

We’ve got the lowdown from the Women’s Literature Festival in Bristol, featuring Bidisha, Selma Dabbagh, Stella Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Beatrice Hitchman and more, plus highlights from our recent interviews with Peggy Riley, Emma Chapman and Tupelo Hassman.

We recommend a few of our favourite accessible books about feminism, including The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard, Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism by Kira Cochrane and A Little F’d Up by Julie Zeilinger (plus bonus review highlights of Girl Trouble and When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love and Revolution).

Then we’ve got Daphne duMaurier on having it all, and rainy day reads including The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

We’re also wishing happy birthday to ‘literary terrorist’ Kathy Acker, and taking a whistle-stop tour of experimental fiction, from Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf to Aimee Bender and Leanne Shapton.

We’d love to know what you thought, so let us know in the comments once you’ve had a listen!

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