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A weekly podcast, presented by the Guardian's literary editor, Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of the monthly book club.

A weekly podcast, presented by the Guardian's literary editor, Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of the monthly book club.
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London, United Kingdom

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The Guardian

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A weekly podcast, presented by the Guardian's literary editor, Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of the monthly book club.

Language:

English

Contact:

Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU 0044 20 3353 2999


Episodes

Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast

11/13/2018
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On this week’s show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores adolescent rites of passage in Playtime

Duration:00:49:32

How does our DNA shape who we are? Robert Plomin and Ivy Pochoda – books podcast

11/6/2018
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Behavioural geneticist Plomin picks apart the idea of nature versus nurture in Blueprint, and novelist Ivy Pochoda explains her latest novel, Wonder Valley

Duration:01:04:17

Political writing from Terrance Hayes to the Anglo-Saxons – books podcast

10/30/2018
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As the midterm elections loom, we welcome a poet whose verse is carved from this divided moment and search for the deep roots of political writing

Duration:00:47:40

Feminist fairytales with Jessie Burton and Kiran Millwood Hargrave – books podcast

10/23/2018
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We travel to a faraway land, where brave writers fight deadly stereotypes and discover inspiring new ways to tell old stories

Duration:00:35:35

Anna Burns's Booker prize win and poet Kate Tempest – books podcast

10/17/2018
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Milkman delivers the 2018 Man Booker prize, while we listen in as a poet discusses the lyric art with her editor

Duration:00:47:57

What is it like being Ravenmaster at the Tower of London? – books podcast

10/9/2018
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We step back in time for a stroll around the Tower of London with Chris Skaife, who looks after the landmark’s ravens; and we sit down with philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah to discuss identity

Duration:01:01:15

Around the world with Simon Reeve and Neil MacGregor – books podcast

10/2/2018
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The BBC presenter talks about the travels in his memoir Step By Step, and the celebrated curator reflects on the beliefs explored in Living With the Gods

Duration:01:00:33

Sarah Waters, John Boyne and the 2018 Man Booker prize shortlist – books podcast

9/25/2018
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As The Little Stranger opens in cinemas, its author considers screen adaptations. Boyne discusses his novel of desperate ambitions – and we discuss the Booker finalists

Duration:00:56:47

Karl Ove Knausgaard on the end of My Struggle – books podcast

9/18/2018
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As the final volume of his autobiographical novel arrives in English, the Norwegian literary sensation discusses how the books have changed his life

Duration:00:56:43

Kate Atkinson on her new novel, Transcription – books podcast

9/11/2018
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We sit down with the one and only Kate Atkinson, author of modern classics including Life After Life and Behind the Scenes at the Museum, to talk about her latest time-bending novel

Duration:00:34:08

Eugenia Cheng and Tim Radford on finding solace in science – books podcast

9/4/2018
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This week, we turn away from the crowds of catastrophist headlines and dystopian fiction and discover hope in the world of science

Duration:00:43:41

Daisy Johnson and Michael Hughes on Classical adaptation - books

8/28/2018
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We hear from two novelists who have taken inspiration from Greek myth. And the Guardian’s chief culture, writer Charlotte Higgins, discusses all things classical, plus what’s been going on at Edinburgh book festival

Duration:00:50:29

Paul Kildea on Chopin and Amy Sackville on Velázquez – books podcast

8/21/2018
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Paul Kildea explores how Frédéric Chopin wrote his Preludes and what became of them after his death, while Amy Sackville looks at power and PR through the lens of Diego Velázquez

Duration:00:39:06

Navigating modern life with Matt Haig and Christina Dalcher on feminist dystopias – books podcast

8/14/2018
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We explore the unhealthy nature of modern life with Haig in Notes on a Nervous Planet, while Dalcher talks about her thriller Vox

Duration:00:41:09

Jericho Brown on poetry, religion and race in the US – books podcast

8/7/2018
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American poet Jericho Brown talks about his latest collection The New Testament

Duration:00:34:46

Refugees, in their own words – books podcast

7/31/2018
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On this week’s show, we walk with a group who are using Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to tell the stories of the displaced, and speak to a publisher who wrote a novel with refugees in a Beirut camp

Duration:01:06:46

Michael Ondaatje and the Booker longlist – books podcast

7/24/2018
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We look at the runners and riders in this year’s Man Booker longlist, and hear from Golden Booker winner Michael Ondaatje at a Guardian Live event

Duration:00:33:56

Marcus du Sautoy and James Bridle – books podcast

7/17/2018
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We talk about the troubling future of tech with artist and writer James Bridle, and the idea of infinity with Marcus du Sautoy

Duration:00:40:09

Summer reading and Ross Raisin on how to be a great writer – books podcast

7/10/2018
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We discuss holiday reading habits and what we’ll be reading this year, and the novelist Ross Raisin explains why he has published a writing guide

Duration:00:45:54

The rise of autofiction, with Olivia Laing and Christina Patterson – books podcast

7/3/2018
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A trend for authors to use their real lives as a template for stories has been widely noted. Two writers who complicate this picture join us to look for the facts

Duration:00:29:00