Lauren Oyler

Book Shambles


On today’s episode Josie and Robin chat to the writer Lauren Oyler. A prolific writer of articles for publications like Harper’s and the New Yorker, as well as having ghostwritten for many people, her first novel is Fake Accounts about a a woman who discovers her boyfriend is an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist. They chat about the challenges of writing a novel instead of feature articles, the problems with social media in 2021, favourite novels and, of course, lots of other stuff.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

The work of Kurt Vonnegut

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The work of Margaret Drabble

The work of Philip Roth

The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The work of Ian Rankin

So Here’s the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut by Alyssa Mastromonaco and Lauren Oyler

White City by Kevin Power

Detransition, Baby: A Novel by Torrey Peters

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