Top 5 under-appreciated female authors

Writer and podcaster Sara-Mae Tuson kicks off a double-bill of brilliant women in literature. This week, Mark and Sara-Mae discuss under-appreciated female authors.

Sara-Mae is a writer who’s turned her natural storytelling abilities into podcasting magic. Her previous work, The Sugar Baby Confessionals picked won bronze in the Best Sex and Relationship Podcast at the 2019 British Podcast Awards, and she’s now working on a series all about the life and work of her first pick.

Mark and Sara-Mae discuss the value of being talked up to in literature, the perception of romance in literature, and the industry’s apparent reliance on classifying work, and putting authors and their work in boxes.

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  • (00:00) - Introduction
  • (06:15) - Sara-Mae’s pick: Georgette Heyer
  • (08:22) - Mark’s pick: Victoria Wood
  • (11:00) - Elizabeth von Arnim
  • (14:52) - Mark’s pick: Nicole Perlman
  • (18:56) - Sara-Mae’s pick: Mary Stewart
  • (27:34) - Mark’s pick: Gene Kemp
  • (34:03) - Sara-Mae’s pick: Barbara Pym
  • (40:43) - Mark’s pick: Abi Morgan
  • (44:20) - Sara-Mae’s picks: Cynthia Voigt and Nancy Mitford
  • (51:42) - Mark’s pick: Tamora Pierce
  • (59:08) - Reading glasses off
  • (01:03:26) - Building the final list
  • (01:06:04) - Fable Gazers

You can find Sara-Mae’s podcast work under the Fable Gazers banner. Her current series is Heyer Today, tracks the life and work of Georgette Heyer.

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