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E7. Tomi Adeyemi talks to us about her epic West African fantasy, Children of Blood and Bone

We caught up with Tomi to talk about her chart-topping debut, Children of Blood and Bone! This is a long-form, in-depth interview with the author, which offers a deep dive into Tomi’s writing methods, and shows how she drew from real-life instances of racism to create an allegory for the modern-day black experience. (Ten second reviews will be back next week.) Books Mentioned: Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas An Ember In The Ashes series by Sabaa...


E6. Sophia Money-Coutts talks about sex scenes, hen parties and how we look at relationships

For August, we’re reading The Plus One! A great literary romp that has been penned by Sophia Money Coutts. Listen in for details of our giveaway, then get involved with the chat through our Twitter and Facebook. Books Mentioned: The Plus One by Sophia Money Coutts Gone With The Windsors by Laurie Graham The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe The Reading Cure by Laura Freeman A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Contributors: Alex Holmes Ruth Gaukrodger Sophia Money-Coutts Tomi...


E5. Nikesh Shukla talks about destiny, grief, racist heckles and Star Trek

Welcome to Metro Book Chat! This week we’re talking to Nikesh Shukla about his book The One Who Wrote Destiny— it’s a deeply moving and funny novel that delves into the lives of a British-Asian family. Books Mentioned: The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla This Really Isn’t About You by Hannah Edelstein Heads Of The Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires Contributors: Ruth Gaukrodger Nikesh Shukla Follow us on


E4. Kate Murray-Browne Talks About Ghosts, The Housing Crisis And Her Novel Editing Process

Welcome to Metro Book Chat! This week we interview Kate Murray-Browne, author of The Upstairs Room — a haunting, cross-genre novel that was partly inspired by real-life events. Don't forget to listen in at the end of the episode, for details of this week's giveaway. Along with a lengthy chat about Kate's research and writing process, we have our usual ten second review section, where we give our verdict on a recent release. Books Mentioned: The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Brown The Woman...


E3. Bridget Lawless And Sabine Durrant Talk About The Inaugural Staunch Book Prize

Welcome to Metro Book Chat! This week we interview two literary figures: Bridget Lawless, founder of The Staunch Book Prize, and Sabine Durrant, a brilliant thriller writer. Along with a lengthy chat about the role of female victim narratives in modern day thrillers, we have our usual ten second review section, where we give our verdicts on some great new releases. Books Mentioned: Take Me In by Sabine Durrant Based on a True Story Paperback by Delphine de Vigan Liar’s Candle by August...


E2. Abigail Tarttelin Talks 90s Girl Power and Modern Day Feminist Issues

Welcome to Metro Book Chat! This week, we caught up with Abigail Tarttelin to talk about her latest feminist crime thriller, Dead Girls. Along with a chat about global issues that women face, and the toxic narratives around missing girls, we have our ten second book review section, for time-poor book lovers who want snappy opinions on recent releases.


E1. Ruth Ware talks psychological thrillers and tarot readings

Welcome to the all-new Metro Book Chat podcast! This week, we caught up with Ruth Ware to talk about her latest psychological thriller, The Death Of Mrs. Westaway. Along with book chat about feminism and thrillers, we introduce our ten second review section, for any time-poor book lovers who want snappy opinions on recent releases. Books mentioned The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King The Queen Of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin Fever Dream by Samanta...



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