Nikesh Shukla

Season 3, Episode 4


Acclaimed writer Nikesh Shukla joins Josie and Robin this week to talk about his own work including the upcoming collection of essays, The Good Immigrant, plus everything from Spiderman comics to the dirty short stories of Philip Larkin…


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Reading List

Nikesh recommends:

Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present by David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Human Acts by Han Kang

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Spiderman comics

The novelisations of Star Wars and Star Trek

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

Bombay Talkie by Ameena Meer

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla

Aerogrammes by Tania James

Life is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days by James Salter and Kay Salter

Robin recommends:

Coconut Unlimited by Nikesh Shukla

A Confederacy of Dunces by JK Toole

Neon Bible by JK Toole

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Catcher in the Rye by JD Sallinger

The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick by Kyle Arnold

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Excavating Kafka by James Hawes

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

The Outsider by Albert Camus

Jerusalem: A Novel by Alan Moore

Josie recommends:

The short dirty stories of Philip Larkin

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Faber New Poets

Light Years by James Salter

The work of George Saunders

The work of Raymond Carver

Essays by George Orwell

Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla

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