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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

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Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.

Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

Description:

Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.

Twitter:

@Monocle24

Language:

English


Episodes

Monocle Reads: Ben Arthur

3/27/2020
Ben Arthur is a songwriter and producer who hosts and interviews notable literary figures on his podcast SongWriter, where he explores stories and “answer songs”. It’s now his turn to be interviewed.

Oyinkan Braithwaite

3/22/2020
Award-winning Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite burst onto the literary scene with her dark-comedy debut, ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’. She grew up between Lagos and London, also works as a graphic designer and champions the art of the spoken word.

Duration:00:28:37

Monocle Reads: Lahore Literary Festival 2020

3/19/2020
We travel to the Alhamra Arts Center in Pakistan for the eighth edition of the annual Lahore Literary Festival. The three-day event hosted eminent writers, historians, artists and opinion-makers from Pakistan and abroad. Free and open to the public, the event featured, among others, Turkish Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk.

Duration:00:19:21

Alex Michaelides

3/15/2020
Screenwriter-cum-author Alex Michaelides’ influences range from Agatha Christie to Euripides. His most recent book, ‘The Silent Patient’, has garnered much acclaim: the thriller is being made into a film having gripped audiences worldwide and topped The New York Times bestseller list.

Duration:00:26:34

Monocle Reads: Jen Calleja

3/12/2020
We speak to award-winning poet and German-language translator Jen Calleja. Her debut short-fiction collection, ‘I’m Afraid That’s All We’ve Got Time For’, is a vibrant mixture of comic, somewhat surreal stories, which poke and prod at the fabric of everyday life.

Duration:00:14:39

Isabel Allende

3/8/2020
Georgina Godwin meets the legendary Latin American author Isabel Allende, a spiritual magic-realist writer and champion of feminism who shares insights into her many great books and the creative process of writing.

Duration:00:27:39

Monocle Reads: Dr Rahul Jandial

3/5/2020
Dr Rahul Jandial is an award-winning brain surgeon and neuroscientist. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his book ‘Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon’, which tells stories of the brain and reveals the best way to boost your memory, minimise stress and control your emotions.

Duration:00:18:29

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

3/1/2020
What will happen if we do or don’t meet the Paris Agreement climate goals? Principal architects of the accord Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac talk to Georgina Godwin about their new book ‘The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis’.

Duration:00:30:56

Monocle Reads: Paul Morland

2/27/2020
Paul Morland talks to Georgina Godwin about his new book, ‘The Human Tide’, which highlights the role of population growth over the past two centuries. In an age of excessive carbon emissions and coronavirus, how will rising populations shape the future of our planet?

Duration:00:18:20

Paul Krugman

2/23/2020
Nobel prize-winning economist and author Paul Krugman worked under Ronald Reagan, predicted the 2008 crash and was once described as “the Mick Jagger of economic punditry”. He talks to Georgina Godwin about “zombie ideas” in modern economics.

Duration:00:27:54

Monocle Reads: Claudia Rubenstein

2/20/2020
On this week’s Monocle Reads we speak to Claudia Rubenstein, author, historian and director of Jewish Book Week, London’s longest-running international literary festival.

Duration:00:07:19

Daniel Kehlmann

2/16/2020
Daniel Kehlmann, Germany’s best-selling postwar novelist, discusses his country’s literary humour, the origin of fairy tales and his new book, ‘Tyll’, which has now been translated into English and is set to be a Netflix TV series.

Duration:00:26:45

Monocle Reads: Clement Knox

2/13/2020
Clement Knox’s ‘Strange Antics’ explores the historical and cultural incarnations of seduction, from the Garden of Eden to the world of #MeToo.

Duration:00:15:46

Liz Moore

2/9/2020
Liz Moore started out as a musician in New York but quickly realised that writing was her true calling. Her fourth novel, ‘Long Bright River’, which explores addiction, family and morality on the streets of Philadelphia, has debuted at number 6 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Duration:00:26:03

Monocle Reads: BJ Fogg

2/6/2020
We speak to BJ Fogg, founder of the Behaviour Design Lab at Stanford University and an innovative researcher of behavioural sciences for more than 20 years. His new book, ‘Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything’, details how to transform behaviour and achieve self-change in four simple steps.

Duration:00:20:28

Jane Sanderson

2/2/2020
British writer and journalist Jane Sanderson is the author of five books, including the acclaimed ‘Netherwood’ series. She worked as a BBC producer before becoming a novelist. She talks to Georgina Godwin about her new novel, ‘Mix Tape’.

Duration:00:28:13

Monocle Reads: Georgie Codd

1/30/2020
Georgie Codd travelled to Thailand to face her fear of sharks and documented the quest in her first book, ‘We Swim to the Shark: Overcoming Fear One Fish at a Time’. She previously worked in a funeral parlour, taught in a nunnery and shadowed drug dealers.

Duration:00:15:06

Dustin Lance Black

1/26/2020
Screenwriter, director, activist and author Dustin Lance Black speaks to Georgina Godwin about his journey from being raised poor in a conservative Mormon household in Texas to writing the Oscar-winning Hollywood script for ‘Milk’ and fighting for same-sex marriage.

Duration:00:29:55

Monocle Reads: Damian Barr and Aminatta Forna

1/23/2020
Georgina Godwin meets Damian Barr, accoladed writer and columnist who revived the Savoy Hotel’s writer-in-residence programme. Together they interview Aminatta Forna, the award-winning Scottish and Sierra Leonean author and one of the Savoy’s two writers-in-residence for 2020.

Duration:00:11:55

Charlie Connelly

1/19/2020
Charlie Connelly is a bestselling novelist and award-winning broadcaster with a passion for radio. His knowledge of the medium – from the best contemporary broadcasters to the UK’s smallest commercial station – is wide-ranging. He talks us through radio’s fascinating history.

Duration:00:28:02