Alex Edelman & Jen Brister

Book Shambles Live at the Edinburgh Fringe

Another episode recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, this time Robin is joined by comedians Jen Brister and mere hours after finding out he was nominated for the Comedy Award, Alex Edelman. They chat about which books inspired their comedy, Jane Austen, Janne Teller, graphic novels,  lesbian fiction, Jewish fiction and how Robin helped Alex through a medical crisis many Edinburgh’s ago…

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Reading List

Alex recommends:

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander

The work of Isaac Bashevis Singer

The work of Philip Roth

The work of Sholem Aleichem

Reb Kringle by Nathan Englander

The Twenty-Seventh Man by Nathan Englander

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

The work of Alan Moore

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Emperor of Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The work of Darin Strauss

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

The Second Coming by John Niven

Sum by David Eagleman

Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich

Robin recommends:

The work of Kurt Vonnegut

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby

L’Assommoir by Emile Zola

The Mist by Stephen King

I am Legend by Richard Matheson

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Nothing by Janne Teller

War by Janne Teller

Jen recommends:

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

The work of Jane Austen

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Regeneration by Pat Barker

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