Episode 4: Roller Derby, Live Lit & Recommended Reads

London Rollergirls by Steve Newton

It’s here! In our latest podcast episode, we’re giving the lowdown about our upcoming roller derby anthology, Derby Shorts, plus other recommended roller derby reads.

We’re also exploring feminism and fairytales (featuring Angela Carter, Carol Ann Duffy and… er, Margaret Thatcher), and giving our up-to-date highlights from the reviews and interviews we’ve been featuring on the site.

Find out more about Dawn O’Porter‘s début novel, Paper Aeroplanes, and which of our interview questions made her respond with ‘mild fury,’ the awesome angel powers in Serena Obhrai‘s graphic novel, and who Beatrice Hitchman would cast as the main characters in her début novel, Petite Mort.

Other highlights include our reviews of the ‘more dead than undead’ zombie novel from Lily Herne, Rayya Elias‘ memoir of hard living, hair and post-punk from the Middle East to the Lower East Side, Harley Loco, and Sarah Dunant‘s latest book, Blood and Beauty, featuring power-play, massacres and casual sex.

Then Tales of the Underground talks live literary shenanigans, including Novel Diner, Stage Rights! by Scary Little Girls, Electric Voice Phenomena, Penning Perfumes and Is There Anybody Out There?

We’d love to know what you thought, so please leave us a comment once you’ve had a listen!

(Image by Steve Newton, courtesy of the London Rollergirls)