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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

Jennifer Clement on her latest novel, the London Book fair and Tony Parsons on the book he'd never lend.

4/15/2018
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Jennifer Clement and we discuss the increasing influence of book bloggers.

Duration:00:27:55

Diana Evans, the fictional lives of painters and bringing books to life on stage

4/8/2018
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Diana Evans discusses her new novel, Ordinary People and how to stage literary classics.

Duration:00:27:39

A Good Read: Phill Jupitus and Robin Ince

3/27/2018
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Comedians Phill Jupitus and Robin Ince talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love. Phill's is Dada: Art and Anti-Art by Hans Richter, the founder of the punk art movement. Robin's is Soviet-era science fiction: Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, the book on which Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker was based. Lastly, Harriett introduces them to a dark and compelling new crime novel in which the protagonists are children: Dodgers by Bill Beverly. Producer Beth O'Dea.

Duration:00:28:25

Uzodinma Iweala on his new book 'Speak No Evil'

3/27/2018
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Crime writers Abir Mukherjee Val McDermid and Graeme Macrae Burnet on a tour of Kolkata.

Duration:00:27:47

A Good Read: Bernardine Evaristo and Jolyon Rubinstein share favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

3/20/2018
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Harriett Gilbert's guests are writer Bernardine Evaristo and comedian Jolyon Rubinstein. Bernardine's choice is Come Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross and Jolyon's favourite is Any Human Heart by William Boyd, and Harriett introduces her guests to An English Murder by Cyril Hare.

Duration:00:28:12

Joseph Knox and Stella Duffy on Ngaio Marsh

3/18/2018
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Joseph Knox's new book The Smiling Man and the archives of Gabriel Garzia Marquz

Duration:00:27:53

A Good Read: Nina Stibbe and Kit de Waal talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

3/13/2018
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Writers Nina Stibbe and Kit de Waal share their recommendations for good reads

Duration:00:27:51

James Cook, childhood reading and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

3/11/2018
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James Cook discusses his new book, Upstate and we discuss the joys of being a bookworm.

Duration:00:27:48

A Good Read: Joanna Trollope and Sabrina Mahfouz

3/6/2018
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Harriett Gilbert, Joanna Trollope and Sabrina Mahfouz talk about their favourite books. Joanna chooses The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald. Sabrina's choice is Omar Robert Hamilton's The City Always Wins, and Harriett's is Terms and Conditions by Ysenda Maxtone Graham.

Duration:00:28:24

A Good Read: Diana Henry and Mark Miodownik on their favourite books

2/27/2018
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Materials engineer and presenter Mark Miodownik and Diana Henry, the food writer for the Sunday Telegraph, tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Books tossed into the discussion are: The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton and The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor. Producer Beth O'Dea.

Duration:00:28:02

Jessie Greengrass on her new novel, Sight and what the suffragettes read in prison

2/25/2018
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Jessie Greengrass and Jeremy Gavron on creating a new novel from classic texts.

Duration:00:27:50

A Good Read: Sathnam Sanghera and Hadley Freeman talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

2/20/2018
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Hadley Freeman (Guardian columnist and author of Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies and Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies) and Sathnam Sanghera (Times columnist and author of Marriage Material and The Boy With The Topknot) talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Choices include Spring by David Szalay, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank and A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki. Produced by Mair Bosworth

Duration:00:27:43

Jane Harper on her new book Force of Nature

2/18/2018
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Jane Harper discusses her latest book, Force of Nature and Penelope Lively on E Nesbit

Duration:00:27:57

A Good Read: Steph McGovern and Jayde Adams on being publicly shamed, getting back into reading and the late Carrie Fisher.

2/13/2018
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Broadcaster Steph McGovern and comedian Jayde Adams talk about books with Harriett Gilbert. Their choices are, Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Ann Cleeves' The Seagull, from the Vera series, and Postcards from the Edge by the late actress Carrie Fisher. Producer Sally Heaven.

Duration:00:28:20

Julian Barnes and other literary love stories

2/11/2018
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Julian Barnes on his new, The Only Story.

Duration:00:27:44

A Good Read: Ruby Tandoh and Jake Yapp on favourite books by René Goscinny, Nora Ephron and Ian McEwan

2/6/2018
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Harriett Gilbert talks to comedian Jake Yapp, whose condensed satires include Radio 4 in 4 Minutes, and Ruby Tandoh, runner-up in The Great British Bake Off and cookery writer, about their favourite books. Jake's is Nicholas Again by René Goscinny (author of Asterix) and Jean-Jacques Sempé, translated by Anthea Bell. Ruby loves Nora Ephron's essays I Remember Nothing: and other reflections, written at the end of her life. And Harriett introduces them to On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, which...

Duration:00:27:56

A Good Read: Stephen Fry and Alan Davies discuss dystopian visions, childhood traumas and tips for writers.

1/30/2018
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Stephen Fry and Alan Davies reunite in the studio to debate their all-time favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert. Expect philosophical musings and a fair bit of silliness from these comedy polymaths and former QI partners in crime. Fears for the future are discussed through Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel A Brave New World, reflections on the past come with J.M Coetzee's memoir Boyhood, and for some light relief, Muriel Spark's centenary is celebrated in a humorous take on the...

Duration:00:27:59

Dirk Kurbjuweit discusses his new book, The Fear and Nicola Sturgeon's favourite reads

1/28/2018
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Dirk Kurbjuweit on his book, The Fear, Nicola Sturgeon discusses her love of reading.

Duration:00:27:48

Leila Slimane on her book Lullaby and translating Turkish and Russian literature

1/21/2018
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Leila Slimane discusses her new novel and the iimportance of translating foreign fiction

Duration:00:27:51

Celebrating Muriel Spark and writing about post traumatic stress

1/14/2018
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William Boyd and Alan Taylor discuss the work of Muriel Spark.

Duration:00:27:56

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