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Late To It

Late To It

By Kirsty Doole and Naomi Frisby

A podcast about reading books at the right time. Kirsty Doole and Naomi Frisby read and discuss paperbacks from the past 20 years.

Artwork by S.J. Hawkins.
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I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (translated by Ros Schwartz) and The Storm by Akeem Balogun

Late To ItMay 25, 2022

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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth and The Dollmaker by Nina Allan

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth and The Dollmaker by Nina Allan

Kirsty and Naomi discuss horror and metafiction in Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth and The Dollmaker by Nina Allan.

Also mentioned:

Femina by Janina Ramirez

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

Dec 14, 202256:28
Educated by Tara Westover and The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Educated by Tara Westover and The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about education and religion: Educated by Tara Westover and The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon.
Also mentioned:
Scoops by Sam McAlister
Quiet by Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Dec 07, 202201:00:03
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman and My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman and My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two intersectional feminist books: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman and My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley.

Also mentioned:

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Little by Edward Carey

Nov 30, 202201:11:08
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Slum Virgin by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (translated by Frances Riddle)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Slum Virgin by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (translated by Frances Riddle)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two Latinx novels: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Slum Virgin by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (translated by Frances Riddle).

Also mentioned:

On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd by Axel Lindén (translated by Frank Perry)

Small Angels by Lauren Owen

Nov 23, 202255:07
The Falconer by Dana Czapnik and We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant

The Falconer by Dana Czapnik and We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant

Kirsty and Naomi discuss women in men’s worlds in The Falconer by Dana Czapnik and We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant.

Also mentioned:

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly

Nov 16, 202201:01:26
Take It Back by Kia Abdullah and The Khan by Saima Mir

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah and The Khan by Saima Mir

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two crime novels: Take It Back by Kia Abdullah and The Khan by Saima Mir.

Also mentioned:

Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes

Nov 09, 202201:07:05
The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam and The Answers by Catherine Lacey

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam and The Answers by Catherine Lacey

Kirsty and Naomi discuss grief and god complexes in The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam and The Answers by Catherine Lacey.
Also mentioned:
A Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux (translated by Tanya Leslie)
Write It All Down by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Nov 02, 202201:07:36
Kink ed. R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers ed. Salma Dabbagh

Kink ed. R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers ed. Salma Dabbagh

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two anthologies about sex: Kink edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers edited by Salma Dabbagh.

Also mentioned:

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Waiting for Ted by Marieke Bigg

Oct 26, 202201:02:28
Out of the Shadows by Emily Midorikawa and The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

Out of the Shadows by Emily Midorikawa and The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

Kirsty and Naomi discuss unconventional women in Out of the Shadows by Emily Midorikawa and The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman.

Also mentioned:

2:22 A Ghost Story by Danny Robins

The Trees by Percival Everett

Oct 19, 202201:04:31
Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree (translated by Daisy Rockwell) and Act of God by Jill Ciment

Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree (translated by Daisy Rockwell) and Act of God by Jill Ciment

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books with older female protagonists: Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree (translated by Daisy Rockwell) and Act of God by Jill Ciment.

Also mentioned:

All That Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black

Black and Female by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Oct 12, 202201:07:48
Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio and The Goldblum Variations by Helen McClory

Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio and The Goldblum Variations by Helen McClory

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books with celebrities in the titles: Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio and The Goldblum Variations by Helen McClory.

Other books mentioned:

My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood

Ghost Signs by Stu Hennigan

Jun 15, 202201:00:30
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi and A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi and A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about life and gender: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi and A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett.
Other books mentioned:
The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota
Jun 08, 202201:07:60
Black Box by Shiori Ito (tr. Allison Markin Powell) and Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy

Black Box by Shiori Ito (tr. Allison Markin Powell) and Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about firsts: Black Box by Shiori Ito (tr. Allison Markin Powell) and Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy.

Other books mentioned:

Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don't Exist) by Sarah Chaney

Jun 01, 202201:08:11
I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (translated by Ros Schwartz) and The Storm by Akeem Balogun

I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (translated by Ros Schwartz) and The Storm by Akeem Balogun

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two speculative fiction books: I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (translated by Ros Schwartz) and The Storm by Akeem Balogun.

Other books mentioned:

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

808s and Otherworlds by Sean Avery Medlin

May 25, 202201:01:17
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett and All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett and All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about suicide: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett and All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews.

Other books mentioned:

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom

Paradis by Fernanda Melchor (tr. Sophie Hughes)

May 18, 202254:18
Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison and Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan

Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison and Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two non-fiction books about the stories we tell ourselves: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison and Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan.

Other books mentioned:

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Companion Piece by Ali Smith

May 11, 202201:15:55
The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two family memoirs: The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Other books mentioned:

Look Here: On the Pleasures of Observing the City by Ana Kinsella

One of Them: An Eton College Memoir by Musa Okwonga

May 04, 202201:10:06
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt and The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt and The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about sex and gender, Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt and The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer.

Other books mentioned:

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire

Apr 27, 202201:10:36
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha and Without Prejudice by Nicola Williams

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha and Without Prejudice by Nicola Williams

Kirsty and Naomi turn to crime with Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha and Without Prejudice by Nicola Williams.

Other books mentioned:

Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori)

The Coward by Jared McGinnis

Apr 20, 202201:10:05
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (translated by Tina Kover)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (translated by Tina Kover)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books that cover multiple generations of families: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (translated by Tina Kover).
Other books mentioned:
Violets by Alex Hyde
Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes
Apr 13, 202201:14:29
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden and The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden and The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books of: The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden and The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah.

Other books mentioned:

Bark by Lorrie Moore

Crushing by Sophie Burrows

Dec 22, 202159:22
Perfect Sound Whatever by James Acaster and Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Perfect Sound Whatever by James Acaster and Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books by comedians: Perfect Sound Whatever by James Acaster and Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman.

Also mentioned:

The 392 by Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Hotel Almighty by Sarah J. Sloat

Dec 15, 202101:00:27
Braised Pork by An Yu and I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett

Braised Pork by An Yu and I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about identity: Braised Pork by An Yu and I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett.

Other books mentioned:

The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun (translated by Lizzie Buehler)

Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

Dec 08, 202159:11
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart and Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart and Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two novels that involve crimes: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart and Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips.

Other books mentioned:

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

Absorbed by Kylie Whitehead

Dec 01, 202156:58
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner, and Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner, and Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two non-fiction books, an essay collection, Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner, and a memoir, Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot.

Other books mentioned:

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

Weird Fucks by Lynne Tillman

Nov 24, 202157:51
Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn and Where the Wild Ladies Are by Matsudo Aoko (translated by Polly Barton)

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn and Where the Wild Ladies Are by Matsudo Aoko (translated by Polly Barton)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two excellent short story collections: Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn and Where the Wild Ladies Are by Matsuda Aoko (translated by Polly Barton).
Other books mentioned:
Today a Woman Went Mad in a Supermarket by Hilma Wolitzer
The Fell by Sarah Moss
Nov 17, 202101:02:45
Lote by Shola von Reinhold and The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

Lote by Shola von Reinhold and The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

Kirsty and Naomi fall in love with two LGBTQ+ novels: Lote by Shola von Reinhold and The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara.

Other books mentioned:

The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg by Emily Rapp Black

Nov 10, 202101:03:52
Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes and Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher

Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes and Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about addiction: Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes and Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher.

Other books mentioned:

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Happy Fat by Sophie Hagen

Nov 03, 202101:10:39
Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (translated by Arunava Sinha) and Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (translated by Arunava Sinha) and Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about women who walk out of their lives: Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (translated by Arunava Sinha) and Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Other books mentioned:

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan

Sep 01, 202101:16:53
Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson and wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson and wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two essay collections by North American writers, Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson and wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby.

Other books mentioned:

Columbine by Dave Cullen

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn

Samantha Irby's Late 1900s Time Capsule: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2HBoEWQUEcTE6gn3B0gvQ8?si=4dc6dc39a7254ff5 

Aug 25, 202101:14:32
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume and Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes)

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume and Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about outsiders, Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume and Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes).
Other books mentioned:
How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
Aug 18, 202101:03:30
Pages for her by Sylvia Brownrigg and Paul takes the form of a mortal girl by Andrea Lawlor

Pages for her by Sylvia Brownrigg and Paul takes the form of a mortal girl by Andrea Lawlor

Kirsty and Naomi fall madly for two LGBTQ+ stories, Pages for her by Sylvia Brownrigg and Paul takes the form of a mortal girl by Andrea Lawlor.

Other books mentioned:

The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

Aug 11, 202101:11:46
Rembrandt's Whore by Sylvie Matton (translated by Tamsin Black) and Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt (translated by Paul Russell Garrett)

Rembrandt's Whore by Sylvie Matton (translated by Tamsin Black) and Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt (translated by Paul Russell Garrett)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss two books about art for women in translation month, Rembrandt's Whore by Sylvie Matton (translated by Tamsin Black) and Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt (translated by Paul Russell Garrett).

Other books mentioned:

W-3 by Bette Howland

The Actual by Inua Ellams

Aug 04, 202155:04
Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie and The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie and The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

Kirsty and Naomi consider two fantastical, dark short story collections, Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie and The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova.

Other books mentioned:

The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall

Why Germans Do It Better by John Kampfner

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Jul 28, 202101:12:31
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

Kirsty and Naomi delve into two non-fiction books about trauma: The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.

Other books mentioned:

Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton

Humankind by Rutger Bregman (translated by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore)

Jul 21, 202101:10:60
The Sound Mirror by Heidi James and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

The Sound Mirror by Heidi James and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Kirsty and Naomi have recommissioned themselves for a second series. This week's books are The Sound Mirror by Heidi James and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lọlá Shónẹ́yìn.

Other books mentioned:

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori)

Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

Cockfight by Maria Fernanda Ampuero (translated by Frances Riddle)

The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

Jul 14, 202101:09:53
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg and The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg and The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

Kirsty and Naomi talk about being late to gardening and Reading Ireland Month as well as discussing Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg and The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall.

Other books mentioned:

In the Garden: Essays on Nature and Growing
Asylum Road by Olivia Sudjic
Room Little Darker by June Caldwell

May 05, 202101:08:02
My Past Is a Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

My Past Is a Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Kirsty and Naomi talk about the accessibility of literary events followed by a discussion of the memoir My Past Is a Foreign Country by Zeba Talkani and the novel Trust Exercise by Susan Choi.

Other books mentioned:

The Fat Lady Sings by Jacqueline Roy
Earthseed: Parable of the Sower / Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler / New Suns Feminist Literary Festival

Apr 28, 202101:05:16
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire and Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic

An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire and Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic

Kirsty and Naomi discuss trigger warnings and being late to a crime series, focusing on two Australian crime novels: An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire and Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic.

Other books mentioned:
The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell)
In the Kitchen: Essays on Food and Love

Apr 21, 202101:15:34
On Immunity by Eula Biss and The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang

On Immunity by Eula Biss and The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang

Kirsty and Naomi talk about the beauty of being late to popular culture followed by a discussion on the non-fiction texts / memoirs On Immunity by Eula Biss and The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang.

Other books mentioned:

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
All the Young Men by Ruth Coker-Burks
a recipe for sorcery by vanessa kisuule
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Apr 14, 202101:13:32
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell)

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell)

Kirsty and Naomi discuss examples of people saying they're late to books, followed by a discussion of the short story collections Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell).

Other books mentioned:

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Breathtaking by Rachel Clarke
Chauvo-Feminism by Sam Mills
Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Apr 07, 202153:42
Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley and Fishnet by Kirsten Innes

Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley and Fishnet by Kirsten Innes

Kirsty and Naomi talk about their decision to call the podcast Late to It and discuss Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley and Fishnet by Kirsten Innes by way of introducing themselves. 

Other books mentioned:

little scratch by Rebecca Watson
Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden
Sanatorium by Abi Palmer

Mar 30, 202101:05:51