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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

Jennifer Egan and M John Harrison

11/21/2017
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On this week’s show, we examine the writing life with a Pulitzer winner who is not afraid to experiment and a genre-busting author with his most radical collection of short stories yet

Duration: 00:48:38


Time-travelling with Michael Brooks and Britt Wray – books podcast

11/14/2017
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We examine the ethics of de-extinction and the origins of quantum mechanics with two science writers reaching across the centuries

Duration: 00:43:26


Richard Flanagan and Jesmyn Ward – books podcast

11/7/2017
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On this week’s show, we hear from Man Booker prize-winning Flanagan about his latest book, First Person, and speak to Ward about her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing

Duration: 00:43:55


Salman Rushdie on The Golden House, Trump and more – books podcast

10/31/2017
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Speaking with Mark Lawson, Rushdie looks back on his career and discusses his latest book, set in a US where a crass presidential candidate rises up in the dying days of Obama’s governnment

Duration: 01:09:01


Halloween reading with Andrew Michael Hurley – books podcast

10/24/2017
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As nights grow darker, we share our favourite horror novels and ghostly tales – and the author of The Loney joins us to talk about his eerie new novel

Duration: 00:36:11


George Saunders's Man Booker win and Valeria Luiselli – books podcast

10/18/2017
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We discuss whether Lincoln in the Bardo really is the best novel of 2017, and Mexican writer Luiselli joins us in the studio

Duration: 00:44:34


Maria Alyokhina and Omar El Akkad – books podcast

10/10/2017
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We talk to the Pussy Riot musician about her memoir and to journalist Omar El Akkad, about his move from journalism to dystopian fiction

Duration: 00:35:24


Orhan Pamuk and Nicole Krauss - books podcast

10/3/2017
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The Turkish Nobel winner and American novelist talk about their new books, The Red-Haired Woman and Forest Dark

Duration: 00:30:19


Can books and poetry make you happier? - books podcast

9/26/2017
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We talk to William Sieghart and Viv Groskop about the restorative properties of literature and poetry - can reading make you happier?

Duration: 00:38:48


Kamila Shamsie and Preti Taneja on reimagining classics - books podcast

9/12/2017
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The two novelists have used Greek tragedy and Shakespeare respectively to tell tough stories of modern life. They discuss how they went about it

Duration: 00:37:40


Colm Tóibín in conversation – books podcast

9/5/2017
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The acclaimed Irish novelist talks to Charlotte Higgins about House of Names, his reimagining of the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon

Duration: 00:41:44


Jenny Zhang and Carolina Sanín – books podcast

8/22/2017
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On this week’s podcast, we talk to the Chinese-American author Jenny Zhang and the Colombian writer Carolina Sanín

Duration: 00:33:50


Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli on science and culture – books podcast

7/11/2017
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Two of the world’s foremost scientists discuss how to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences

Duration: 00:31:00


Naomi Klein on neoliberalism and the fightback against Donald Trump – books podcast

7/4/2017
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The activist and author speaks to Gary Younge about her book No is Not Enough, and the importance of finding a way to push back against the shock politics of the Trump administration

Duration: 00:36:38

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