Reading Women

Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Ep. 49 | Women Nobel Laureates

August is all about women who have won the Nobel Prize in Literature! We may have had only 14 authors to choose from (thank you, patriarchy), but we are thrilled to promote these amazing women writers. We also have another special guest on the show who recommends two of her favorite Nobel winners.

Books Mentioned

Dear Life by Alice MunroThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckBeloved by Toni MorrisonSelected Poems of Gabriela Mistral by Gabriela Mistral, Langston Hughes (Translator)

Guest Picks

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War by Svetlana Alexievich, Julia Whitby (Translator), Robin Whitby (Translator)Poems New and Collected by Wisława Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh (Translator)

Currently Reading

The Incendiaries by R.O. KwonFruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas ContrerasThe Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography by Deborah Levy

About Our Guest

Jennifer Helinek is a book reviewer and shower opera singer who works in New York. She also runs a BookTube channel, Insert Literary Pun Here, where she raves (and occasionally rants) about all things books.

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