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LIT Episode 3: “Books we don’t like.” // “The episode without Ayden.”

Alayna and Nicholas argue about young adult literature, Latin-American magical realism, and some books that make you stop reading halfway through. Ayden, […]

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LIT Episode 2: Shooting Bluejays

Today we thought we might flex our pretence with these last-minute conversations such as “Is Harper Lee actually racist?” (she isn’t) “Do […]

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Interview: Rebecca Rosengrave

CONTENT WARNING: Mental illness Samara and Smithers chat to Rebecca Rosengrave about her debut young adult fantasy novel, Gumtree Gargoyles.

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LIT: The literature show on SYN

Lit is the youth literature show on SYN NATION. Tired of the boring and intellectual book discussions for old people on the […]

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LIT Episode 1: The Easter Episode, Sort of, kinda…

We thought we’d start off with a timely episode, except not really. Nicholas chooses to talk about dying rabbits in Watership Down, […]

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Penguin Classics: Civilization and its Discontents

Freud’s essay is this week’s featured Penguin Classic: all you need to know so you can sound cultured and informed at nerdy […]

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Richard Ferguson: Shakespeare’s Politics

400 years after Shakespeare’s death, journalist and non-fiction reviewer Richard Ferguson explains why the bard is still as relevant as ever – […]

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Richard Ferguson: Political Memoir

Journalist, writer and non-fiction reviewer Richard Ferguson discusses what makes a juicy political memoir, the danger of poltical amnesia, and his approach […]

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Memorable Endings

From Harry Potter to The Great Gatsby to Inception: endings that stick in your mind, for better or for worse. What are yours? Let us know on […]

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Penguin Classics: The Beach

All you need to know about Penguin Classics, so you can sound cultured and informed at nerdy parties. This week Alice tells […]