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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

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.

Latest Episodes

Max Seeck

Georgina Godwin speaks to the Finnish best-selling author Max Seeck, whose unique and gripping style of crime fiction is earning him plaudits across the world. He discusses the influence of his military past and the inevitable comparisons with Stieg Larsson.

29 min1 d ago
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Max Seeck

Monocle Reads: Laila Lalami

Georgina Godwin speaks to Pulitzer prize-finalist Laila Lalami about her latest book ‘Conditional Citizens’. Using her own journey from Moroccan immigrant to US citizen, Lalami explores notions of belonging in America.

17 min4 d ago
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Monocle Reads: Laila Lalami

Brandon Taylor

Georgina Godwin talks to Brandon Taylor, whose debut novel has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. The son of illiterate parents from Alabama, Taylor’s powerful ‘Real Life’ is the story of a gay, black biochemistry student. The book crackles with electric prose.

29 min1 w ago
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Brandon Taylor

Monocle Reads: Andrew Hankinson

Andrew Hankinson, the award-winning author of ‘You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life: (You Are Raoul Moat)’ speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book, ‘Don’t Applaud. Either Laugh or Don’t’, which explores contemporary comedy through the Comedy Cellar, New York.

15 min1 w ago
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Monocle Reads: Andrew Hankinson

Rose Tremain

Georgina Godwin interviews acclaimed novelist Rose Tremain about her relationship with her parents and how that has impacted on her writing, including in her latest book, ‘Islands of Mercy’. Set in 1986, it shifts between the genteel town of Bath and the wild island of Borneo.

29 min2 w ago
Comments
Rose Tremain

Monocle Reads: Maggie O’Farrell

Georgina Godwin speaks to the newly crowned winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Maggie O’Farrell. Her winning novel, ‘Hamnet’, was inspired by the life and death of Shakespeare’s only son.

16 min2 w ago
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Monocle Reads: Maggie O’Farrell

Vanessa Branson

Vanessa Branson is a champion of numerous cultural and ecological initiatives. A trustee for the charitable Virgin Unite organisation that was started by her brother Richard, she has now written a frank and highly entertaining memoir about her family, called ‘One Hundred Summers’.

29 min3 w ago
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Vanessa Branson

Monocle Reads: Jini Reddy

Georgina Godwin speaks to author and journalist Jini Reddy about her latest book ‘Wanderland’, which has been shortlisted for the Wainwright prize for nature writing. Described as “eco-spiritual nature writing”, the book follows Jini as she heads off to search for the magic in the UK landscape.

9 min3 w ago
Comments
Monocle Reads: Jini Reddy

Jess Phillips

Labour front bench MP Jess Phillips talks about telling truth to power, her political ambition, those that inspire her and how to call time on bullshit.

29 minAUG 30
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Jess Phillips

Monocle Reads: Harriet Tyce

Georgina Godwin speaks to Harriet Tyce about her latest thriller, ‘The Lies You Told’, which draws inspiration from her background as a criminal barrister. Tyce’s debut, ‘Blood Orange’, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

15 minAUG 28
Comments
Monocle Reads: Harriet Tyce

Latest Episodes

Max Seeck

Georgina Godwin speaks to the Finnish best-selling author Max Seeck, whose unique and gripping style of crime fiction is earning him plaudits across the world. He discusses the influence of his military past and the inevitable comparisons with Stieg Larsson.

29 min1 d ago
Comments
Max Seeck

Monocle Reads: Laila Lalami

Georgina Godwin speaks to Pulitzer prize-finalist Laila Lalami about her latest book ‘Conditional Citizens’. Using her own journey from Moroccan immigrant to US citizen, Lalami explores notions of belonging in America.

17 min4 d ago
Comments
Monocle Reads: Laila Lalami

Brandon Taylor

Georgina Godwin talks to Brandon Taylor, whose debut novel has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. The son of illiterate parents from Alabama, Taylor’s powerful ‘Real Life’ is the story of a gay, black biochemistry student. The book crackles with electric prose.

29 min1 w ago
Comments
Brandon Taylor

Monocle Reads: Andrew Hankinson

Andrew Hankinson, the award-winning author of ‘You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life: (You Are Raoul Moat)’ speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book, ‘Don’t Applaud. Either Laugh or Don’t’, which explores contemporary comedy through the Comedy Cellar, New York.

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Monocle Reads: Andrew Hankinson

Rose Tremain

Georgina Godwin interviews acclaimed novelist Rose Tremain about her relationship with her parents and how that has impacted on her writing, including in her latest book, ‘Islands of Mercy’. Set in 1986, it shifts between the genteel town of Bath and the wild island of Borneo.

29 min2 w ago
Comments
Rose Tremain

Monocle Reads: Maggie O’Farrell

Georgina Godwin speaks to the newly crowned winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Maggie O’Farrell. Her winning novel, ‘Hamnet’, was inspired by the life and death of Shakespeare’s only son.

16 min2 w ago
Comments
Monocle Reads: Maggie O’Farrell

Vanessa Branson

Vanessa Branson is a champion of numerous cultural and ecological initiatives. A trustee for the charitable Virgin Unite organisation that was started by her brother Richard, she has now written a frank and highly entertaining memoir about her family, called ‘One Hundred Summers’.

29 min3 w ago
Comments
Vanessa Branson

Monocle Reads: Jini Reddy

Georgina Godwin speaks to author and journalist Jini Reddy about her latest book ‘Wanderland’, which has been shortlisted for the Wainwright prize for nature writing. Described as “eco-spiritual nature writing”, the book follows Jini as she heads off to search for the magic in the UK landscape.

9 min3 w ago
Comments
Monocle Reads: Jini Reddy

Jess Phillips

Labour front bench MP Jess Phillips talks about telling truth to power, her political ambition, those that inspire her and how to call time on bullshit.

29 minAUG 30
Comments
Jess Phillips

Monocle Reads: Harriet Tyce

Georgina Godwin speaks to Harriet Tyce about her latest thriller, ‘The Lies You Told’, which draws inspiration from her background as a criminal barrister. Tyce’s debut, ‘Blood Orange’, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

15 minAUG 28
Comments
Monocle Reads: Harriet Tyce
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