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

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United Kingdom

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Really Good, Actually

1/22/2023
Monica Heisey talks to Johny Pitts about her debut novel about divorce in your twenties

Duration:00:27:40

Jane Smiley, and writing gay lives from the past with Tom Crewe and Nell Stevens

1/15/2023
Jane Smiley, and writing gay lives from the past with Tom Crewe and Nell Stevens

Duration:00:28:29

Katherine Mansfield

1/8/2023
Chris Power explores the writing of Katherine Mansfield on the centenary of her death.

Duration:00:28:46

Agatha Christie at Christmas

12/26/2022
Johny Pitts explores the Queen of Crime's connection to the festive season

Duration:00:27:52

Katherine Rundell

12/18/2022
Chris Power talks to the author of The Golden Mole and Other Living Treasures.

Duration:00:28:47

Looking back at 2022 and (re)discovering Bruno Schulz Open Book

12/12/2022
Chris Power discusses a year in books with Ellah Wakatama and Kate Mosse.

Duration:00:28:23

A Good Read: Frank Turner and Ellie Gibson

11/29/2022
Books about tidying, music and addiction, and a desire to write are this week's choices.

Duration:00:29:22

Mariana Enríquez

11/27/2022
Mariana Enríquez

Duration:00:27:44

A Good Read: Shaparak Khorsandi and Anne Hegerty

11/22/2022
A disgraced university tutor, a dysfunctional family, and a love-letter to literature.

Duration:00:28:05

Cormac McCarthy, The Writers, Derek Owusu

11/20/2022
Cormac McCarthy, The Writers, Derek Owusu

Duration:00:28:14

A Good Read: Philippa Forrester and Dwayne Fields

11/15/2022
Two very-different memoirs and a tale of two women on an adventure feature this week.

Duration:00:30:07

Barbara Kingsolver, plus the "Social Novel" with John Lanchester and Ayisha Malik

11/13/2022
Barbara Kingsolver, plus the "Social Novel" with John Lanchester and Ayisha Malik

Duration:00:29:29

A Good Read: Heidi Regan & Neil Delamere

11/8/2022
Comedians Heidi Regan and Neil Delamere discuss their favourite all-time books with Harriett Gilbert. Heidi chooses a non-fiction book on the cult of positive thinking by the late Barbara Ehrenreich, called Smile or Die. Neil suggests a novel by Ronan Hession about two unambitious friends in their thirties; Leonard and Hungry Paul, and Harriett picks the novella Foster by Irish writer Claire Keegan, who has recently been nominated for the 2022 Booker Prize. Producer: Eliza Lomas for BBC...

Duration:00:27:56

A Good Read: Ria Lina & Otegha Uwagba

11/1/2022
The comedian Ria Lina - who's appeared on the BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week - joins Otegha Uwagba - author of Little Black Book, Whites and We Need to Talk About Money - to talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Ria chooses Moll Flanders, the 18th-century classic by Daniel Defoe. Otegha picks the popular romance story Like Water for Chocolate by Mexican author Laura Esquivel and Harriett Gilbert brings a book about motherhood; Making Babies...

Duration:00:27:41

Colm Tóibín essays, Revisiting Shirley Hazzard

10/30/2022
Chris Power talks to Colm Tóibín about his essays on illness, religion and literature

Duration:00:27:47

A Good Read: Patience Agbabi and Andy Miller

10/25/2022
The poet and the writer choose their favourite books.

Duration:00:27:27

Writing Nature

10/23/2022
Writing Nature

Duration:00:27:44

A Good Read: Damian Barr and Ben Fergusson

10/18/2022
The writers choose the books they love to read.

Duration:00:27:30

William Boyd

10/16/2022
William Boyd discusses his new novel, The Romantics.

Duration:00:27:49

A Good Read: John Wilson and Chloe Petts

10/11/2022
The broadcaster and the comedian choose books they love

Duration:00:27:44