Bookshelfie: Naga Munchetty

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

By Women's Prize for Fiction/ Bird Lime Media

Bookshelfie: Naga Munchetty

Friday, 5 June

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Naga Munchetty, who takes us on a tour of her bookshelves and tells us her five favourite books by women. Naga is a BBC presenter and journalist, she has fronted many programmes including Newsnight, The Victoria Derbyshire Show and of course you’ll be familiar with her presenting BBC Breakfast. Before joining the BBC, she worked for the Evening Standard, The Observer, Bloomberg and Channel 4 News. She’s talented away from the newsroom too - in 2016 she was a judge for the Women’s Prize for Fiction when Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies was crowned the winner and in the same year she also danced her way around the Strictly Come Dancing studio.

Naga's book choices are:

Forever by Judy Blume

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A little Life by Hanya Yanahigara

The Apology by Eve Ensler

She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvior

Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.

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