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Maggie Shipstead

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Zeichen & Zeiten: „Kreiseziehen“ von Maggie Shipstead – eine Rezension von Constanze Matthes

Literatur Radio Hörbahn

„Die Antarktis ist eine Trickbetrügerin.“ In einer roten Lockheed Vega 5B überquert sie 1932 im Alleinflug den Atlantik. Bei dem Versuch, die Welt zu umrunden, verunglückt sie 1937 auf einer der letzten Etappen im Pazifik. Die US-Amerikanerin Amelia Earhart zählt zu den großen Flugpionierinnen ihrer Zeit. Wie auch ihre Landsmänninnen Harriet Quimby und Jacqueline Cochran sowie die deutschen Pilotinnen Elly Beinhorn, Amelie Beese und Marga von Etzdorf. In ihrem Roman „Kreiseziehen“ erzählt die US-amerikanische Autorin Maggie Shipstead von einer Frau, die schon als Kind den Traum hatte zu fliegen, die letztlich sich zwischen den Wolken sicherer fühlte, als mit den Beinen auf der Erde, wo sie stets nach Anerkennung, Liebe und ihren Lebensweg suchte.  … Constanze Matthes, ich bin Journalistin und leidenschaftliche Leserin. Die Liebe zu den Büchern begann im zarten Alter von vier, fünf Jahren, als meine Mutter mich zum ersten Mal in die kleine Bücherei unseres Dorfes mitnahm. Wenige Jahre später schleppte ich die Bücher dann stapelweise allein nach Hause. In der Schule las ich stets die Pflichtlektüre und war meinen Mitschülern ein gern gesehener Gesprächspartner, um den Inhalt des zu lesenden Buches in der Pause vor der Deutschstunde zu erzählen. Sollte man an dieser Stelle „verraten“ sagen? Nach dem Abitur und einem Auslandsaufenthalt in Norwegen studierte ich im Hauptfach Germanistik mit Schwerpunkt Literaturwissenschaft. Allerdings las ich dann nicht immer die Pflichtlektüre der mehrseitigen Lektüreliste und besuchte viel eher die wunderbare Bibliothek des Deutschen Literaturinstituts. Vor allem dann, wenn meine Mitbewohnerin den Koffer-Fernseher über das Wochenende wieder nach Hause mitnahm. Noch heute bin ich „fernseherlos“ und investiere vielmehr meine Zeit in große und kleine Geschichten, dicke und dünne Bücher.


20 Sep 2022

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YOU HAVE A FRIEND IN 10A by Maggie Shipstead, read by Mark Deakins, Mark Bramhall, Ari Fliakos, George Newbern, Kyla Garcia, Alex McKenna, Xe Sands, Rebecca Lowman

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Excellent narration from a bevy of capable narrators enhances Maggie Shipstead’s incisive collection of 10 short stories. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss the collection that showcases Shipstead’s work and breadth of characters from stories written over the past decade. Alex McKenna’s rendition of an actor breaking away from a cult is especially memorable. Shipstead’s complex, flawed characters aren’t altogether likable, but the author has pulled together a sharp and likable collection indeed.Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Random House Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for AudioFile's Behind the Mic comes from Graphic Audio, A Movie in Your Mind. Featuring a radically different audiobook experience of A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Save up to 40% Off this month! Try samples of 1,600 titles now at GraphicAudio.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


14 Jul 2022

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190--Bookin’ w/ Maggie Shipstead


This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shipstead, who discusses her new book You Have a Friend in 10A, which is published by our friends at Knopf.  Topics of discussion include Willie Nelson, ski resorts, when fictional animals die, men of great patience, creative writing workshops, unreliable narrators, the elusive nature of truth, Scientology, Elon Musk, and much more.  Copies of You Have a Friend in 10A can be purchased here from Explore Booksellers, Aspen's legendary independent community bookstore.


27 Jun 2022

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Encore: High latitude magnetism: Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’

The Write Question

Clocking in at 600 pages, Maggie Shipstead’s 'Great Circle' is the epic story of the fictional Marian Graves, a Missoula, Montana-born pilot, whose North-South around-the-world adventure is told painstakingly, achingly, and gracefully.


8 Jun 2022

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Africa Oyé, Queer Poetry, Maggie Shipstead

Front Row

Africa Oyé, the UK's largest festival of music from the continent of Africa, celebrates its 30th anniversary in Liverpool's Sefton Park this month. Its Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney, discusses the festival's history and chooses three tracks of music that reflect Africa Oyé's growth and reputation. What is a queer poem? Poets Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan talk to Nick Ahad about how they explore that question in their new anthology, 100 Queer Poems - poems from across the twentieth century to the present day. It reflects the burgeoning range of recent queer poetry, and includes poets whose work is familiar, their queerness less so – Wilfred Owen, for instance. Plus, Maggie Shipstead. In the latest of our interviews with authors shortlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Nick talks to the author of Great Circle - the imagined life of a freedom-seeking woman pilot who embarks on a flight around the globe in 1950. It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Photo: Africa Oyé, 2014. Credit: Mark McNulty Presenter: Nick AhadProducer: Ekene Akalawu


6 Jun 2022

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Atticus Lish, Jean Rhys, Maggie Shipstead

Books and Authors

Chris Power talks to Atticus Lish about his new novel, The War for Gloria.


22 May 2022

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Club Book Episode 137 Maggie Shipstead

Club Book

Maggie Shipstead is the author behind Great Circle, one of the most anticipated, best reviewed, and bestselling fiction releases of 2021. Her modern masterpiece intertwines the stories of Marian Graves, an aviation daredevil patterned after Amelia Earhart, and a Hollywood ingenue who attempts to adapt Marian’s larger-than-life story for the big screen a century later. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves: “Whether Shipstead is creating scenes in the Prohibition-era American West, in wartime London, or on a Hollywood movie set, her thorough research… allows for [a uniquely] immersive experience.” Great Circle is also shaped in part by the author’s globe-trekking work as a travel writer. The Today Show selected the novel as the May 2021 pick for the popular #ReadWithJenna book club, and the title put the author in contention for the hyper-competitive Booker Prize. Shipstead’s prior novels include her debut Seating Arrangements (2012), an uproarious satire about upper-crust New England society and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.


18 Apr 2022

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Maggie Shipstead

My Life In Books with Red Szell

This month, Red is in conversation with Maggie Shipstead, whose latest novel, ""Great Circle,"" was shortlisted for The 2021 Booker Prize.Part historical fiction, part contemporary satire, it intertwines the story of a pioneering woman aviator with that of the Hollywood actress chosen to play her in a modern-day biopic.Join Maggie and Red as they discuss her work, and the quest for a sense of perspective.


23 Jan 2022

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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

The Bert's Books Podcast

Bert's book review of the Booker shortlist Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead Order it now at Bert's Books Publisher's Description From her days as a wild child in prohibition America to the blitz and glitz of wartime London, from the rugged shores of New Zealand to a lonely iceshelf in Antarctica, Marian Graves is driven by a need for freedom and danger. Determined to live an independent life, she resists the pull of her childhood sweetheart, and burns her way through a suite of glamorous lovers. But it is an obsession with flight that consumes her most. Now, as she is about to fulfil her greatest ambition, to circumnavigate the globe from pole to pole, Marian crash lands in a perilous wilderness of ice. Over half a century later, troubled film star Hadley Baxter is drawn inexorably to play the enigmatic pilot on screen. It is a role that will lead her to an unexpected discovery, throwing fresh and spellbinding light on the story of the unknowable Marian Graves. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bertsbooks/message


3 Jan 2022

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Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle and Astonish Me: Wandering Heart

Indagare Global Conversations

Author Maggie Shipstead talks with Melissa about some of her most memorable travel adventures, why she is drawn to “windswept wastelands,” the importance of protecting wild places, solo travel, going remote, the destinations on her wish list (from Central Asia to Africa), life lessons learned from being a wanderer at heart and more.


4 Nov 2021