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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

Caribbean Writing with Claire Adam, Jamaica Kincaid and Jacob Ross

1/20/2019
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A special programme celebrating the breadth and power of writing from the Caribbean

Duration:00:27:50

Oyinkan Braithwaite, Books as clutter, Kafka's legacy, True crime in fiction

1/13/2019
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Oyinkan Braithwaite, Books as clutter, Kafka's legacy, True crime in fiction

Duration:00:27:47

John Steinbeck

1/2/2019
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Open Book explores the legacy of the American writer John Steinbeck

Duration:00:27:41

Festive short stories, Hangovers in fiction, Christmas novels, Book choices for 2019

12/23/2018
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Festive short stories, Hangovers in fiction, Christmas novels, Book choices for 2019

Duration:00:27:57

Joyce Carol Oates, Wind in the Willows and Orphans in literature

12/19/2018
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Joyce Carol Oates, Wind in the Willows, October Books and orphans in literature

Duration:00:28:01

Donald S Murray, Lyrics and poetry, publishing in Iceland and Greenland

12/9/2018
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Donald S Murray, Lyrics and poetry, publishing in Iceland and Greenland

Duration:00:27:49

A Good Read: Gráinne Maguire and John Higgs talk favourite books

11/27/2018
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Comedian Gráinne Maguire and alternative history author John Higgs talk to presenter Harriett Gilbert about books they really love. Gráinne chooses Elaine Dundy’s first novel The Dud Avocado, the delightfully funny adventures of a young woman in 1950s Paris. John picks The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent, a history of the world in cultural ideas which offers a brand new way of understanding civilisation and the future. Harriett’s choice is dark wartime novel The Dressmaker by Beryl...

Duration:00:28:07

Lee Child on his latest book, Past Tense

11/25/2018
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Lee Child, Southall-set thrillers, crime picks for teenagers

Duration:00:35:07

Andy McNab and George the Poet

11/20/2018
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SAS thriller writer Andy McNab and spoken word artist George the Poet choose a good read

Duration:00:27:54

Barbara Kingsolver on her new novel, Unsheltered.

11/19/2018
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Barbara Kingsolver, Northern Irish writing, India’s gay fiction

Duration:00:27:47

Open Book: Barbara Kingsolver, Northern Irish writing, India’s gay fiction

11/18/2018
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Barbara Kingsolver discusses her new novel Unsheltered with Mariella Frostrup.

Duration:00:27:56

Kamila Shamsie and Jeffrey Archer

11/13/2018
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Harriett Gilbert is joined by authors Kamila Shamsie and Jeffrey Archer

Duration:00:27:40

Open Book: Fiction following the Armistice; Beowulf reimagined; James Daunt

11/11/2018
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Exploring literary responses to the Great War in the immediate aftermath of the Armistice. The University of Leicester's Victoria Stewart, and biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson, discuss the ways that fiction reflected the horror of war in the decade after 1918. Novelist Richard T. Kelly considers the pitfalls of including real people in works of fiction. Bestselling novelist Maria Dahvana Headley explains why Beowulf felt like the appropriate framework through which to explore race, class and...

Duration:00:28:03

Katie Derham and Matt Haig

11/6/2018
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Katie Derham and Matt Haig talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Duration:00:27:42

Sindhu Vee and Phil Wang

10/30/2018
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Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with guests, comedians Sindhu Vee and Phil Wang.

Duration:00:27:48

Open Book: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Minette Walters

10/28/2018
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on his short story debut, Friday Black and Minette Walters

Duration:00:27:49

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

Open Book: 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