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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      A Good Read: Sathnam Sanghera and Hadley Freeman talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert


      Hadley Freeman (Guardian columnist and author of Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies and Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies) and Sathnam Sanghera (Times columnist and author of Marriage Material and The Boy With The Topknot) talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Choices include Spring by David Szalay, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank and A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki. Produced by Mair Bosworth


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      Jane Harper on her new book Force of Nature


      Jane Harper discusses her latest book, Force of Nature and Penelope Lively on E Nesbit


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      A Good Read: Steph McGovern and Jayde Adams on being publicly shamed, getting back into reading and the late Carrie Fisher.


      Broadcaster Steph McGovern and comedian Jayde Adams talk about books with Harriett Gilbert. Their choices are, Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Ann Cleeves' The Seagull, from the Vera series, and Postcards from the Edge by the late actress Carrie Fisher. Producer Sally Heaven.


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      Julian Barnes and other literary love stories


      Julian Barnes on his new, The Only Story.


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      A Good Read: Ruby Tandoh and Jake Yapp on favourite books by René Goscinny, Nora Ephron and Ian McEwan


      Harriett Gilbert talks to comedian Jake Yapp, whose condensed satires include Radio 4 in 4 Minutes, and Ruby Tandoh, runner-up in The Great British Bake Off and cookery writer, about their favourite books. Jake's is Nicholas Again by René Goscinny (author of Asterix) and Jean-Jacques Sempé, translated by Anthea Bell. Ruby loves Nora Ephron's essays I Remember Nothing: and other reflections, written at the end of her life. And Harriett introduces them to On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, w...


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      A Good Read: Stephen Fry and Alan Davies discuss dystopian visions, childhood traumas and tips for writers.


      Stephen Fry and Alan Davies reunite in the studio to debate their all-time favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert. Expect philosophical musings and a fair bit of silliness from these comedy polymaths and former QI partners in crime. Fears for the future are discussed through Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel A Brave New World, reflections on the past come with J.M Coetzee's memoir Boyhood, and for some light relief, Muriel Spark's centenary is celebrated in a humorous take on the...


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      Dirk Kurbjuweit discusses his new book, The Fear and Nicola Sturgeon's favourite reads


      Dirk Kurbjuweit on his book, The Fear, Nicola Sturgeon discusses her love of reading.


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      Leila Slimane on her book Lullaby and translating Turkish and Russian literature


      Leila Slimane discusses her new novel and the iimportance of translating foreign fiction


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       2018-01-21

      Celebrating Muriel Spark and writing about post traumatic stress


      William Boyd and Alan Taylor discuss the work of Muriel Spark.


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       2018-01-14

      Dystopian Fiction


      Mariella Frostrup and guests ask if we are entering a golden age of dystopian fiction.


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       2017-12-31