In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to the incredible Andrea Lawlor! Amy recommended their book, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, in Episode 36.
Andrea was recently awarded the Whiting Award, honoring emerging writers with exceptional promise.
The Broads Talks Books With is our bonus series where we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Julia Phillips, Mona Awad, Angie Kim, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct. Just like magic.
Favorite books and authors as a kid and teen:
Authors and books that made Andrea want to write:
Samuel Delaney, Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand and The Motion of Light In Water
Michele Tea, The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America
Books on their TBR pile:
Books that have surprised Andrea recently:
Books and authors that inspired Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl:
John Rechy, City of Night and Numbers
Book Andrea demands everyone read:
Current pop culture obsessions:
Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And one of the BEST podcasts. Each week Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.
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