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The Guardian Books podcast

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The Guardian Books podcast
The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast

theguardian.com

160
Followers
231
Plays
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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

Latest Episodes

From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we look at the history of political memoirs, and speak to fantasy author Brian Catling and Weil sibling biographer Karen Olsson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 MIN3 days ago
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From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast

'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Laura Cumming and Rhik Samadder about their memoirs, take a look at the Booker shortlist and give a verdict on Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

48 MIN1 weeks ago
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'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast

Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast

In this week’s show, Rushdie talks about his Booker-nominated novel and we discuss the best literary road trips. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

41 MIN2 weeks ago
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Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast

Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast

The Turkish author talks about 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, her new, Booker prize-longlisted novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast

Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

Writers including Penelope Lively, Caryl Philips, Howard Jacobson and Yomi Sode explore how this idea has changed over time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 MINAUG 20
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Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

Rachel DeLoache Williams recalls her time with hoaxer Anna Sorokin in My Friend Anna and we rank the best true crime books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 MINAUG 13
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My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

David Shariatmadari reveals how English is evolving – or in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s case, refusing to – and Cecelia Watson shares her passion for the semicolon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 MINAUG 6
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How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look at the 2019 Booker prize longlist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

40 MINJUL 30
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Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to the poet about his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and discuss the evolution of the Great American Novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 MINJUL 23
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Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Jacobson about his new novel, and discuss the compelling career of Murdoch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 MINJUL 16
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Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast

Latest Episodes

From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we look at the history of political memoirs, and speak to fantasy author Brian Catling and Weil sibling biographer Karen Olsson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 MIN3 days ago
Comments
From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast

'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Laura Cumming and Rhik Samadder about their memoirs, take a look at the Booker shortlist and give a verdict on Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

48 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast

Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast

In this week’s show, Rushdie talks about his Booker-nominated novel and we discuss the best literary road trips. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

41 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast

Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast

The Turkish author talks about 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, her new, Booker prize-longlisted novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

46 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast

Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

Writers including Penelope Lively, Caryl Philips, Howard Jacobson and Yomi Sode explore how this idea has changed over time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 MINAUG 20
Comments
Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

Rachel DeLoache Williams recalls her time with hoaxer Anna Sorokin in My Friend Anna and we rank the best true crime books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 MINAUG 13
Comments
My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

David Shariatmadari reveals how English is evolving – or in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s case, refusing to – and Cecelia Watson shares her passion for the semicolon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 MINAUG 6
Comments
How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look at the 2019 Booker prize longlist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

40 MINJUL 30
Comments
Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to the poet about his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and discuss the evolution of the Great American Novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 MINJUL 23
Comments
Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Jacobson about his new novel, and discuss the compelling career of Murdoch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 MINJUL 16
Comments
Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast