Write Reads #45 The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall


Welcome to the 45th Write Reads podcast! As all of our ardent fans know, November is now Write Reading in Bed Month. Laura from Reading in Bed once again joins us to discuss Zoe Whittall’s Giller nominated novel. As per usual, when we have a guest and a book that really engage us and get us talking, it is a long episode (but worth listening to every golden minute). The discussion (and the novel) centers on “rape culture” but we manage to keep things somewhat light. Listen and let us know how we did.

Thanks to EPL’s Makerspace program for the recording facilities and their assistance.

The novel for our Sci-Fi/Fantasy pick next month is Experimental Film by Gemma Files.

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4 Responses to Write Reads #45 The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

  1. Naomi says:

    Good one! But it’s always a good one when I’ve read the book. 🙂
    I really liked this book for all the reasons you pointed out, and think it’s an awesome idea for Canada Reads. I’m going to check on that right away!
    I agree, though, that it shouldn’t win the Giller and it didn’t, but the good thing about it being on the shortlist is that it’s giving it a lot of attention, which can only be a good thing.
    What I loved most about it was the way it made me see things from different perspectives and the questions that came out of it. Especially the Joan question at the end. That floored me. Perfect for a book club. Or… Canada Reads!

    For Kirt: I really liked Yiddish for Pirates. I can see that some people might find it too much, but if you’re interested in trying it then you might end up loving it. I would love the chance to see inside Gary Barwin’s mind. (If you do read it, let us know what you think!)

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