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All Isn't Well in Mona Awad's Painful Academic Pressure Cooker of a Novel
April 04, 2022 · 57 min

CW: sexual assault and trauma 

(Watch our video version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64672155)

We talk to Mona Awad about her 2021 novel All's Well and discuss how she turned to Shakespeare for literary inspiration. Then, Mona discusses how her own personal journey with chronic pain made its way into her novel. And, she explains how Miranda Fitch, her protagonist struggles with academic pressure and chronic pain while trying to direct and stage All's Well That Ends Well. Mona explains the similarity between All's Well and Bunny (her 2019 award winning novel). If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then this is a must listen!

Make sure to follow Mona Awad on Instagram, @misss_read

You can purchase All's Well by Mona Awad here: https://bookshop.org/books/all-s-well-9780735241206/9781982169664

Listen to Sophie Amoss read All's Well on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Alls-Well-Audiobook/1797126091

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