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The LoveReading Podcast is a monthly mix of book-related conversation associated with the popular book recommendation website www.lovereading.co.uk. Hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin, it contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts. We will also cover relevant current events such as book festivals, prizes, etc.

The LoveReading Podcast is a monthly mix of book-related conversation associated with the popular book recommendation website www.lovereading.co.uk. Hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin, it contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts. We will also cover relevant current events such as book festivals, prizes, etc.
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The LoveReading Podcast is a monthly mix of book-related conversation associated with the popular book recommendation website www.lovereading.co.uk. Hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin, it contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts. We will also cover relevant current events such as book festivals, prizes, etc.

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English


Episodes

The End of Year Special

11/30/2018
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Novelist Colm Toibin reads from his wonderful new essay collection MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW: THE FATHERS OF WILDE, YEATS AND JOYCE. Liz Nugent talks about her psychological thriller SKIN DEEP, a beautifully told story of loss and reinvention. In Book Post with critic Lucy Scholes, our regular guest previews CASSANDRA DARKE, the new graphic novel by Posy Simmonds - a contemporary Christmas tale with a dark twist. Renowned editors Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin tell us about their...

Duration:01:15:03

Acts of Alchemy

11/2/2018
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In this episode, we talk to two novelists who have written deeply personal essays. How have their narratives changed in the process of moving from fiction to non-fiction? Chibundu Onuzo gives us a taste of ‘1991’, her series of autobiographical essays performed at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank, and Olivia Sudjic discusses her first book of non-fiction, EXPOSURE (Peninsula Press). Lucy Scholes introduces us to HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, a collection of essays by...

Duration:01:03:27

Echoes: Featuring novelists Sebastian Faulks and Claire Fuller

10/2/2018
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In this episode, we find echoes from the past catching up with the present in two in-depth interviews with our guest authors. In his new novel ‘Paris Echo’, bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks creates a surprising connection between two strangers in Paris: Hannah, an American academic, and Tariq, a Moroccan teenager, each on a very different quest to discover their history. And in her new novel ‘Bitter Orange’, Claire Fuller weaves a thrilling tale around the past life of a dying woman,...

Duration:00:56:48

Unrelated: Family Secrets and Other Stories

9/1/2018
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This month, Preti Taneja’s award-winning debut novel WE THAT ARE YOUNG (Galley Beggar Press) is a fascinating reimagining of the King Lear play set in contemporary India and Kashmir. A family feud brilliantly mirroring and challenging Shakespeare’s Classic. Helen Cullen creates a magically inventive, soulful and very romantic story around the adventures of an unhappily married letter detective, in THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF (Michael Joseph). Fatima Farheen Mirza’s stunning debut A...

Duration:01:01:49

Lives of Women and Girls

8/1/2018
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This month, NOBODY REAL by Steven Camden, THE MADONNA OF THE MOUNTAINS by Elise Valmorbida, PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN by Caroline O’Donoghue, THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE by Molly Flatt. Steven Camden talks about love and anger in the lives of today’s adolescents - and their imaginary friends, as in the case of the heroine of his YA novel NOBODY REAL. Elise Valmorbida discusses the background to THE MADONNA OF THE MOUNTAINS, a historical novel set in Mussolini’s Italy. Caroline O’Donoghue has...

Duration:01:08:58

Stories We Tell and Stories We Hide

6/29/2018
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The LoveReading Podcast is a lively mix of interviews and conversations about books and arts. This month, Elaine Castillo discusses the hidden and shared narratives in the lives of Philippino immigrants in her dazzling debut novel America Is Not The Heart. Louisa Young reveals the heartache behind writing her memoir You Left Early, about her fiancé Robert Lockhart’s battle with alcoholism, and talks their shared love of music. In Where Books Come From, literary agent Jonny Geller and film...

Duration:01:07:06

Lives are changed by the books people read

5/22/2018
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This first episode, presented by author and editor Elena Lappin, features novelist Salley Vickers and her new novel The Librarian. Critic Lucy Scholes discusses new books she looks forward to reading and reviewing in Book Post, and literary agent Gaia Banks shares her top tips for writing and getting published in Where Books Come From. The podcast includes a reportage from the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards, featuring interviews with judges Andrew Holgate and Tessa Hadley, and the...

Duration:00:52:23