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Phoebe Tonkin

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Actress and House ambassador Phoebe Tonkin opens up about her taste for works written by women, and how they shaped her personality as a teenager. She also confides her interest in non-spectacular narratives in which small things can change the trajectory of someone’s life.


Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Trent Dalton, Boy Swallows Universe
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
Sarah Krasnostein, The Trauma Cleaner
Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved
Gillian Flynn, Sharp objects
Lisa Taddeo, Three women
Anaïs Nin, Little birds
Yrsa Daley Ward, Bone
Patti Smith, Just Kids
George Orwell, Animal Farm


Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Penguin, 2019.
Mon année de repos et de détente, © 2018, Ottessa Moshfegh, © Librairie Arthème Fayard, 2019, pour la traduction française.
Ian McEwan, Atonement, Penguin, 2002.
Ian McEwan, Expiation, Traduit de l’anglais par Guillemette Belleteste © Editions Gallimard, 2003 pour la traduction française.
Cover and images from Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton Copyright © Trent Dalton 2018 Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers Australia.
Trent Dalton, Le garçon et l'univers, © Harper Collins France, 2018.
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides, © Harper Collins, 2021.
Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides, © Éditions de l’Olivier, 2010, pour la traduction française.
© Sarah Krasnostein, The Trauma Cleaner, published by the Text Publishing Company, 2017 Cover by W. H. Chong
Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning, © Harper Collins, 2012.
Lemony Snicket, Tout commence mal..., « Les désastreuses aventures des Orphelins Baudelaire », © Nathan, 2002.
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, Penguin, 1998.
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, Traduit de l’anglais (Etats-Unis) par Maurice Couturier © Editions Gallimard, 2001 pour la traduction française.
Karen Roberts, The Flower Boy, Penguin, 2001.
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things, © Harper Collins, 1998.
Arundhati Roy, Le Dieu des Petits Riens, Traduit de l’anglais (Inde) par Claude Demanuelli © Editions Gallimard, 1998 pour la traduction française.
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved, © Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 2003. Cover photo © Alan Baker.
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved: a Novel, Copyright © 2004 by Siri Hustvedt.
WHAT I LOVED by Siri Hustvedt Copyright © 2003 by Siri Hustvedt Reprinted by permission of Siri Hustvedt and Creative Artists Agency.
Tout ce que j'aimais de Siri HUSTVEDT, traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Christine LE BŒUF © ACTES SUD, 2003.
Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects, © Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2007.
Gillian Flynn, Sur ma peau, © Le livre de poche, 2006.
Lisa Taddeo, Three women, © Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
© 2020, éditions Jean-Claude Lattès, Maquette de couverture : Florine Synoradski
Anaïs Nin, Little birds, Penguin, 2002.
Anaïs Nin, Les petits oiseaux, © Le Livre de Poche, 2002.
Yrsa Daley Ward, Bone, Penguin, 2017.
Patti Smith, Just Kids, © Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.
Patti Smith, Just Kids, Traduit de l’anglais (Etats-Unis) par Héloïse Esquié © Denoël, 2010 pour la traduction française.
George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945
George Orwell, La ferme des animaux, Traduit de l’anglais par Philippe Jaworski © Editions Gallimard, 2021 pour la traduction française.

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