Books and Authors

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

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      Claire Fuller, Neil Gaiman and literature in Iran


      Claire Fuller discusses her new novel, Bitter Orange and Neil Gaiman on Hope Mirrlees


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      Daisy Johnson on her debut novel, Everything Under


      Daisy Johnson, The literary appeal of the Fens, Book festival etiquette


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         27m
       
       

      Islands in fiction


      Mariella Frostrup and guests consider what makes them such popular fictional locations.


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      A Good Read: Anne-Marie Duff and Louise O'Neill


      Actor Anne-Marie Duff and author Louise O'Neill join Harriett Gilbert for a discussion about favourite books. Anne-Marie Duff has starred in films including On Chesil Beach, Sufragette and Elizabeth I, and on TV in Shameless and From Darkness. Louise O'Neill's prize-winning novels include Only Ever Yours and Asking for It, and her latest book is a feminist take on The Little Mermaid called The Surface Breaks. Anne-Marie chooses Nights At The Circus, the classic feminist novel by Angela...


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      Daisy Johnson on her debut novel, Everything Under


      Daisy Johnson and Stella Tillyard on the inspiration of the Fens and literary festivals.


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      A Good Read: Samira Ahmed and Elis James


      Harriett Gilbert and guests talk favourite books, including Arnold Bennett's The Card, Dylan Thomas' Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog and Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. Her guests are journalist, broadcaster and documentary-maker Samira Ahmed, presenter of BBC1's Newswatch and Radio 4's Front Row. And comedian Elis James, known for starring in the BBC3 sitcoms Crims and Josh and a familiar face on panel-shows such as Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. Producer:...


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      Michael Donker on his novel, Hold and poet Jackie Kay on the work of Audre Lorde


      Michael Donker on his debut novel and Jackie Kay on how poet Audrey Lorde inspired her.


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      A Good Read: Isy Suttie and Lolly Adefope talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert


      Harriett Gilbert and guests talk favourite books in an all-female line-up, including Meg Wolitzer's The Wife, Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen and Carol Ann Duffy's collection Meantime. Her guests are comedy actress and writer Isy Suttie, series regular on Peep Show and Shameless and author of a memoir called The Actual One. And comedian Lolly Adefope, the Observer's "rising star of comedy" whose TV work includes Loaded, Taskmaster and, along with Isy, Channel 4's sitcom Damned. Producer: Becky...


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       2018-07-10  28m
       
       

      A M Homes on her new short story collection Days of Awe


      Plus the Wellcome Collection's Kirty Topiwala on how fiction has approached the NHS


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       2018-07-09  27m
       
       

      A Good Read: Loyd Grossman & Skin


      Loyd Grossman and Skin from rock band Skunk Anansie talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. Chosen books include Cakes and Ale by Somerset Maugham and The Underground Railroad by Colston Whitehead. Producer: Sally Heaven.


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       2018-07-03  27m