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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.
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London, United Kingdom

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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.

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@monocle24

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English


Episodes

Sarah Winman

10/21/2017
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Sarah Winman’s creative career started as an actress on both stage and screen. Her debut novel catapulted her to international-bestseller status. She talks to Georgina Godwin about her beautifully nuanced work, which captures landscape, love, sexual identity and the frailty of human relationships.

Duration: 00:30:00


Amit Chaudhuri

10/14/2017
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The Indian-born author’s seventh novel – ‘Friend of my Youth’ – is, he says, not really a novel at all. So what is it? He discusses literary forms and his background in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Duration: 00:30:00


Sigrid Rausing

10/7/2017
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Sigrid Rausing Sigrid Rausing is the editor of ‘Granta’ magazine and the company’s publishing arm. In this powerful conversation she talks to Georgina Godwin about death, drugs, false accusations and the tragedy that shook the famous Tetrapak family to its core.

Duration: 00:30:42


Chris Mullin

9/30/2017
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Former UK Labour party politician Chris Mullin is acclaimed for his diaries, which cover the rise and fall of New Labour. He’s also won both an Emmy and a Bafta for the adaption of his novel ‘A Very British Coup’. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his life in politics under Tony Blair, his work in Vietnam and Cambodia, his campaign to free the Birmingham Six and his witty new memoir.

Duration: 00:30:00


David Lagercrantz

9/23/2017
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Lagercrantz is not just responsible for ghosting a book by one of Sweden’s most iconic sportsmen in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: he has also taken over from the late Steig Larsson, author of the multimillion-selling Millennium trilogy, to continue the adventures of the girl with the dragon tattoo.

Duration: 00:30:00


Marcel Theroux

9/16/2017
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Marcel Theroux is an award-winning writer and a documentary filmmaker from an illustrious creative family. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his father Paul, his brother Louis, his cousin Justin and his new novel ‘The Secret Books’, an utterly compelling read that is so relevant to our times.

Duration: 00:30:00


Sofi Oksanen

9/9/2017
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Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish and Estonian novelist and playwright. Winner of the Finlandia prize and known as the greatest voices of her generation at home, Oksanen gained international recognition through ‘Purge’, a book that is also a play, a film and an opera. Her fifth novel, ‘Norma’, looks at the global exploitation of women told through the eyes of a girl with magical hair. She talks to Georgina Godwin about her latest book, as well as her journey so far.

Duration: 00:30:00


Dominic Dromgoole

9/2/2017
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Georgina Godwin asks what North Korea has against Shakespeare, what Barack Obama thinks of The Globe Theatre, what happens when a production cast comes down with food poisoning and how difficult it is to be (or not to be) in 197 countries. The answers come from award-winning writer and theatre director Dominic Dromgoole.

Duration: 00:30:00


Charley Boorman

8/26/2017
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Discover the modern-day adventurer, travel writer, entertainer and motorcycle fanatic Charley Boorman. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his Hollywood-influenced childhood with his father – the director John Boorman – his bike tours around the world with Ewan McGregor and how he recovered from a near-fatal accident.

Duration: 00:24:31


Andy Miller

8/19/2017
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Georgina Godwin meets a man who is not a sports writer – even though he’s written what has been described as one of the best books about sport. He’s not a musician but he’s produced a brilliant book about music. He’s also not one of at least 10 people in the public eye who go by the same name. He tells us how reading saved his life.

Duration: 00:30:00


Monique Roffey

8/12/2017
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It’s time to talk about sex. How do you write good sex without being cheesy? Does your gender define how you broach the subject? Monique Roffey, author of ‘The Tryst’, this summer’s literary erotic must-read, answers these questions and discusses the issues that arise from her background as a white West Indian with Georgina Godwin.

Duration: 00:30:00


Edward Docx

8/5/2017
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Docx – author of four novels and once longlisted for the Man Booker prize – has seen his most recent book, ‘Let go my Hand’, brilliant received. It’s a darkly comic and deeply moving 21st-century love story between a son, his brothers and their father, journeying across Europe to an uncertain end. He tells us about his work and how his own eccentric upbringing informs his writing.

Duration: 00:30:00


Ed Smith

7/29/2017
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Are you lucky? Does luck even exist? This week Georgina Godwin talks to former international cricket star turned writer Ed Smith about his life and latest book on luck. They discuss privilege, opportunity, fortune, destiny and fate.

Duration: 00:30:00


Laurence Krauss

7/22/2017
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Krauss is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, academic, commentator and public intellectual. On top of that he’s produced several books, the most recent of which is called ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far’. From Galileo to Higgs boson, it addresses a crucial question: why are we here?

Duration: 00:30:00


Marie-Elsa Bragg

7/15/2017
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After being a dancer, priest, therapist and campaigner for women’s rights within the church, Marie-Elsa Bragg has now turned her hand to writing. She’s just produced her first novel, Towards Mellbreak, telling the story of a farming family in Cumbria over four generations. She talks to Georgina Godwin about spirituality, landscape, her upbringing and day job.

Duration: 00:25:19


Daniel Kehlmann

7/8/2017
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Daniel Kehlmann is the award-winning author of ‘Measuring the World’, Germany’s biggest-selling book for more than 30 years. He joins Georgina Godwin to talk about his new novella ‘You Should Have Left’ and his play, ‘The Mentor’, which has just opened in London’s West End.

Duration: 00:24:59


Olivia Sudjic

7/1/2017
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Olivia Sudjic’s ‘Sympathy’ is an electrifying debut of obsessive love, family secrets and the dangers of living our lives online. It’s been described as this summer’s must-read book and the world’s first great Instagram novel. Sudjic joined Georgina Godwin to discuss how she came to write this compelling story of unrequited love in the digital age.

Duration: 00:28:30


Danny Wallace

6/24/2017
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As a film-maker, comedian, radio and TV presenter, actor and bestselling author, Danny Wallace is a man of many talents. He’s formed a cult, created a country and spent months just saying “yes” – a project that became a hugely successful film starring Jim Carrey. Wallace joins Georgina Godwin to chat about his new book, in which he asks why we are all so bloody rude.

Duration: 00:27:55


Julian Glover

6/17/2017
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Julian Glover, former government special advisor on transport and speechwriter for David Cameron, speaks about his recently released bestselling biography of Thomas Telford. Little known to most, Telford created the backbone of the UK’s national road network, tying England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales together, resulting in his being dubbed ‘The Colossus of Roads’.

Duration: 00:27:18


Prabda Yoon

6/10/2017
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Prabda Yoon studied art in New York before returning to his native Thailand at 26 to fulfill his obligatory conscription. Since then Yoon’s writing career has flourished as critics have hailed him the new modern voice of Thailand. He speaks about his interest in experimentation and dadaism, and how his work is playfully influenced by these elements.

Duration: 00:27:26

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