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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

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English


Episodes

Liz Carr and Kate Williams

10/23/2018
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Actor and comedian Liz Carr and Kate Williams select a favourite read

Duration:00:27:24

Liane Moriarty

10/21/2018
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Liane Moriarty, best-selling author of Big Little Lies, discusses her latest novel.

Duration:00:27:47

Ben Miller and Danny Wallace

10/16/2018
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Comedian and actor Ben Miller and writer Danny Wallace choose their favourite books.

Duration:00:27:56

Open Book: Hector Abad, Horror fiction

10/14/2018
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Colombian novelist Hector Abad joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss ideas of inheritance and escape in his new family saga The Farm. And Laura Purcell reflects on what soaring horror fiction sales can tell us about contemporary anxieties.

Duration:00:27:55

Grace Dent and Sian Harries

10/9/2018
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Grace Dent and Sian Harries talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Duration:00:28:27

A Good Read: Nikesh Shukla and Leone Ross talk favourite books

10/2/2018
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Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with the writers Nikesh Shukla and Leone Ross. Nikesh's choice is Amateur; a real-life account of testing one’s masculinity in the boxing ring by Thomas Page McBee. Leone's is Cane, the largely forgotten African-American classic by Jean Toomer and Harriett's is a divisive modern classic, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Producer: Eliza Lomas

Duration:00:28:07

Mariella and guests Sebastian Faulks, Lisa McInerney, Chibundu Onuzo and Kamila Shamsie celebrate 20 years of Open Book

9/30/2018
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Open Book celebrates 20 years with Mariella Frostrup in front of a live audience.

Duration:00:53:31

Gail Jones, 1930's crime stories and the Tower of London's Ravens

9/25/2018
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Gail Jones, revisiting iconic literary detectives and crime fiction of the 1930's.

Duration:00:29:13

Gail Jones, 1930s' crime fiction, Marlowe and Holmes revisited

9/23/2018
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Australian author Gail Jones discusses her new book The Death of Noah Glass

Duration:00:28:23

Lavinia Greenlaw, Venezuelan literature, audio books and graphic novels

9/16/2018
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Lavinia Greenlaw on her new book In the City of Love's Dreams and Venezuelan literature.

Duration:00:27:54

John Boyne discusses his new novel, A Ladder to the Sky

9/9/2018
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John Boyne on his new novel, and ode to Mrs Gaskell and six of the best Sci Fi novels.

Duration:00:28:02

Richard Powers and nature writing

8/28/2018
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Open Book on the majesty of trees with Richard Powers, Melissa Harrison and Jessica J Lee

Duration:00:28:23

Literary Criticism

8/19/2018
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A special edition exploring book criticism and asking whether using critical tools can make us better readers. Mariella Frostrup is joined on stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival by critic Alan Taylor, book podcast host Books&Rhymes, novelists Kaite Welsh and Sarah Moss, and Sarah Dillon from Cambridge University to explore the current state of book reviewing, the explosion of conversations about books online and on social media, the role of the professional reviewer and...

Duration:00:27:36

Claire Fuller, Neil Gaiman and literature in Iran

8/13/2018
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Claire Fuller discusses her new novel, Bitter Orange and Neil Gaiman on Hope Mirrlees

Duration:00:28:00

Daisy Johnson on her debut novel, Everything Under

8/2/2018
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Daisy Johnson, The literary appeal of the Fens, Book festival etiquette

Duration:00:28:00

Islands in fiction

8/2/2018
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Mariella Frostrup and guests consider what makes them such popular fictional locations.

Duration:00:27:56

A Good Read: Anne-Marie Duff and Louise O'Neill

7/24/2018
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Actor Anne-Marie Duff and author Louise O'Neill join Harriett Gilbert for a discussion about favourite books. Anne-Marie Duff has starred in films including On Chesil Beach, Sufragette and Elizabeth I, and on TV in Shameless and From Darkness. Louise O'Neill's prize-winning novels include Only Ever Yours and Asking for It, and her latest book is a feminist take on The Little Mermaid called The Surface Breaks. Anne-Marie chooses Nights At The Circus, the classic feminist novel by Angela...

Duration:00:29:29

Daisy Johnson on her debut novel, Everything Under

7/22/2018
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Daisy Johnson and Stella Tillyard on the inspiration of the Fens and literary festivals.

Duration:00:28:00

A Good Read: Samira Ahmed and Elis James

7/17/2018
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Harriett Gilbert and guests talk favourite books, including Arnold Bennett's The Card, Dylan Thomas' Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog and Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. Her guests are journalist, broadcaster and documentary-maker Samira Ahmed, presenter of BBC1's Newswatch and Radio 4's Front Row. And comedian Elis James, known for starring in the BBC3 sitcoms Crims and Josh and a familiar face on panel-shows such as Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. Producer:...

Duration:00:29:29

Michael Donker on his novel, Hold and poet Jackie Kay on the work of Audre Lorde

7/15/2018
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Michael Donker on his debut novel and Jackie Kay on how poet Audrey Lorde inspired her.

Duration:00:27:44