Jan 15, 2020
On episode 58, we hear from Erin Somers, the American author of the novel Stay Up with Hugo Best. From time to time on the podcast, I interview people who are not British, for their take on UK books and culture, and it was great to chat to Erin about what differentiates British humour from American humour in particular. We talked about the American institution that is the late night show, the challenge of writing humour, the ridiculous tradition of book blurbing, and more.
Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
Stay Up with Hugo Best, by Erin Somers
Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernadine Evaristo
Spring, by Ali Smith
Women Talking, by Miriam Toews
Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home, by Nina Stibbe
Man at the Helm, by Nina Stibbe
The Lido/Mornings with Rosemary, by Libby Page
People Like Us: What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain, by Libby Page
What Would the Spice Girls Do?, by Lauren Bravo
How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop - for good, by Lauren Bravo.
People Like Us, by Hashi Mohamed
Miss Austen, by Gill Hornby
Harry Potter Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book, by Tanis Grey
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
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