The World As It Should Be


Pola Oloxiarac

Season 2, Ep. 11

Author Pola Oloixarac was born in Buenos Aires and now lives in Barcelona. She has written three novels, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, El País and La Nación.

In 2010, she was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young Spanish Novelists, and more recently she won the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award. 

Pola’s most recent book, Mona, is about to be published in the UK. It was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, Bookforum, AV Club, Lit Hub, Thrillist, and Redbook.

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Sandi Toksvig, Elif Shafak, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Season 2, Ep. 10
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