Jessie Cave

Book Shambles

Comedian, actor, writer and podcaster Jessie Cave joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about her debut novel Sunset which is out now. They talk about why she chose to write about grief, hating being on stage, working with her family and worrying that whatever the book ended up being it’d just be labelled as ‘Harry Potter chick lit’.

A warning as well that this episode contains some talk about sexual assault and death that may be upsetting for some listeners.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Sunset by Jessie Cave

The work of Kurt Vonnegut

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

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