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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

Professor Muhammad Yunus

1/13/2018
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Meet the man who invented micro finance and has won the Nobel Peace prize for his endeavours to end poverty. He tells us about his latest book, *A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions*, which argues that we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature.

Duration: 00:30:00


Jeetendr Sehdev

1/6/2018
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Sehdev, professor of marketing at the University of Southern California, is best known for pioneering a scientific, research-based approach to quantify celebrity influence. He’s now written an eye-opening guide to understanding why only the boldest and baddest ideas survive – and here shares his tips on how to make sure yours is one of them.

Duration: 00:30:00


Vanessa Nicolson

12/30/2017
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Vanessa Nicolson worked as an art historian and journalist before publishing ‘Have You Been Good?’ in 2015, her debut memoir about growing up in one of the UK’s most eminent aristocratic and artistic families. Her second memoir, a series of vignettes called ‘The Truth Game’ was released earlier this year. She talks to Georgina Godwin about art, motherhood and grief.

Duration: 00:30:00


Jeremy Thompson

12/23/2017
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"Award-winning broadcaster Jeremy Thompson has reported on monumental events around the world, from Indira Ghandi’s assassination and the Tiananmen Square massacre to the release of Nelson Mandela, countless wars, elections and military coups. He tells Georgina Godwin all about his more than 50 years in journalism. "

Duration: 00:30:00


Amanda Craig

12/16/2017
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Compared to Charles Dickens for her work commenting on the gulf between the rich and poor, Amanda Craig tells Georgina Godwin about her seven interconnected novels on the state of contemporary British society. Craig gives us an entertaining glimpse into her life and tells us why children’s books and fairy stories really matter.

Duration: 00:30:00


100 Years of Finland Part 2: Horatio Clare

12/9/2017
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As Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, we continue to explore the country’s literary scene. We talk to travel writer, memoirist and children’s author Horatio Clare. A message from the Finnish embassy launched him on a voyage around an extraordinary country, which he documents in his book ‘Icebreaker’. He tells Georgina Godwin about the journey.

Duration: 00:30:00


100 Years of Finland Part 1: Pajtim Statovci

12/2/2017
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As Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, we have the first of two programmes with a special focus on the country’s literary scene. Georgina Godwin talks to Pajtim Statovci about his debut book ‘My Cat Yugoslavia’ and David Hackston – the man that translated it.

Duration: 00:30:00


Mike Brearley

11/25/2017
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In the week The Ashes begin, we meet one of England’s greatest cricket captains, who has also spent the past 30 years as a psychoanalyst. Mike Brearley talks about what it means to be on form in all parts of life.

Duration: 00:30:00


Donald Trelford

11/18/2017
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In a week where we have seen Zimbabwe implode, we feature a man whose career was defined by events there. He was the editor of the influential ‘Observer’ newspaper for nearly two decades, he’s been described as the ‘Rocky Marciano of newspaper politics’ and in his new book he recounts adventures and misadventures during 60 years on Fleet Street – including his encounter with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man behind the assumed military take over in Harare.

Duration: 00:30:00


Peter Wohlleben

11/11/2017
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The German forester tells us about his bestselling book ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’, which includes revelations on how they suckle their young, communicate with each other through the ‘wood-wide web’ and have personalities. And now there’s his follow-up, which looks at how animals grieve, feel shame and even adopt their grandchildren.

Duration: 00:30:00


Armistead Maupin

10/28/2017
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Joining Georgina Godwin this week is one of the US’s finest storytellers, the man who gave us the novel series ‘Tales of the City’. The books paint an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live, with words that have given courage and hope to many who feared they would never find their biological family.

Duration: 00:30:00


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

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