Episode 141: Nuala O'Faolain - Are You Somebody?
Joining John and Andy this week is novelist and host of the books podcast Sentimental Garbage, Caroline O'Donoghue (Promising Young Women, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, All Our Hidden Gifts). We are discussing Nuala O'Faolain's revelatory memoir Are You Somebody? (1996), the original publication of which caused a sensation in her native Ireland. The book went on to top the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks; it still has the power to astonish. Also in this episode Andy has been exploring John Higgs's new book William Blake Vs The World and John is moved by Consumed: A Sister's Tale, the family memoir of Arifa Akbar, a former guest on Backlisted.
Are You Somebody?: A Memoir
Promising Young Women: 'I loved it - whipsmart and so witty'...
Scenes of a Graphic Nature: 'A perfect page-turner ... I...
All Our Hidden Gifts
William Blake vs the World
Consumed: A Sister's Story - SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA...
The Bend for Home
Watermelon: The riotously funny and tender novel from the...
Circle Of Friends
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