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Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads: Laila Lalami

24 September 2020

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.

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21 September 2020

We speak to the director and cast of a new drive-in production of ‘La Bohème’ at Alexandra Palace about the future of opera, staging a show during a pandemic and acting out a love story from a distance of two metres.

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20 September 2020

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…

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The Stack, 422

19 September 2020

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak to the founders of ‘Noble Rot’ about their magazine and new restaurant in London’s Soho. Plus: we delve into the history and importance of military newspaper ‘Stars and Stripes’ with the…

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Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads: Andrew Hankinson

17 September 2020

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…

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In living memory

Growing up is, famously, hard to do, as our round-up of current and imminent cultural gems reminds us. From bedroom pop to Ugandan girlhood, the Sicilian coast and Japanese suburbs, teenage years and their legacy are to the…

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Monocle on Culture, 466

14 September 2020

Justin Quirk tells Andrew Mueller about how a childhood love for glam metal inspired his new book, ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’. It tells the story of this maligned music genre, from the extravagant hair, makeup and costumes…

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Meet the Writers, 250

13 September 2020

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…

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The Stack, 421

12 September 2020

We speak to CNN’s chief international correspondent, Clarissa Ward, about her new memoir, ‘On All Fronts’. Plus: a new Italian daily newspaper and we preview ‘The Monocle Book of Gentle Living’ and our October issue.

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Monocle on Culture, 465

7 September 2020

We discuss ‘I Hate Suzie’ from Lucy Prebble, playwright and a writer for ‘Succession’, and Billie Piper. The TV series is a comedy about an actress whose phone is hacked, leading to compromising photos being leaked on the…

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Meet the Writers, 249

6 September 2020

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 entert…

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The Stack, 420

5 September 2020

We speak to the team behind ‘Racquet’ magazine about a new book featuring the best writing from the title. Plus: ‘Meantime’ from Singapore and ‘Crafts’ magazine.

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Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads: Jini Reddy

3 September 2020

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…

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31 August 2020

As cinemas reopen, Simran Hans and Tim Robey join Robert Bound to discuss Christopher Nolan’s time-bending new action-adventure, ‘Tenet’.

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