Erin McGathy

Season 6, Episode 11

In the first of the episodes we recorded at this year’s Fringe Festival, Josie and Robin are joined by writer and performer Erin McGathy (Community, HarmonQuest) who is in Edinburgh with her solo show MurderTown. As such there’s much talk of murder mystery novels rom the likes of Agatha Christie and Jim Thompson. Plus books on rituals, self help, James Joyce, Flann O’Brien and the great American classics Erin read at high school.
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Reading List

Erin recommends:

The work of Agatha Christie

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work by Mason Currey

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

Dubliners by James Joyce

The work of John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Art by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind

Robin recommends:

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

The Grifters by Jim Thompson

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

The work of Graham Greene

Science Ink By Carl Zimmer

Ulysses by James Joyce

Confessions of a Sewer Rat: Personal History of Censorship and the Irish Cinema by Ciaran Carty

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Josie recommends:

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

The work of Jean Rhys

Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla

The work of Kurt Vonnegut

The work of Richard Yates

Catcher in the Rye by JD Sallinger

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

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