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9 Aug 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Romesh Gunesekera: 

The accolades that Sri Lankan-born novelist Romesh Gunesekera has received include being shortlisted for the Booker prize and having a novel on the ‘New York Times’ list of notable books. He joins Georgina Godwin – and her dog – for a walk and a discussion about home, identity, conflict and his latest book, ‘Suncatcher’.

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26 Jul 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Gill Bennett: 

Gill Bennett was chief historian at the UK Foreign Office for 40 years. She tells Georgina Godwin about her new book, ‘The Zinoviev Letter’, which investigates the murky world of espionage and global conspiracy in the 1920s.

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19 Jul 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Slavoj Žižek: 

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and writer whose vast catalogue of work has earned him celebrity status across the globe. A radical leftist, his work encompasses everything from psychoanalysis and political theory to art and film criticism. Described as “the leading Hegelian of our time”, he speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book, ‘Hegel in a Wired Brain’, which is an evaluation of the German philosopher’s relevance in the 21st century that ties in with the 250th anniversary of his birth.

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12 Jul 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Waubgeshig Rice: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to Waubgeshig Rice, a Canadian journalist and writer originally from Wasauksing First Nation. An award-winning broadcaster, he is also a successful author. His latest novel, ‘Moon of the Crusted Snow’, explores the fate of a remote Anishinaabe community.

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5 Jul 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Vincent Brown: 

Vincent Brown is a professor of African and African-American studies and director of the History Design Studio at Harvard. His fascinating new book, ‘Tacky’s Revolt’, looks at slavery in a completely different light, placing the Jamaican revolts of 1760 firmly within the broader history of the time.

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5 Jul 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Fernando Augusto Pacheco presents a selection of highlights from the past week on Monocle 24, including: former UK foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, US writer Brit Bennett and the mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, a former police chief.

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28 Jun 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Capricia Penavic Marshall: 

Capricia Marshall was Chief of Protocol of the US under Barack Obama. In her new book, ‘Protocol: Why Diplomacy Matters and How to Make It Work for You’, she gives us an insight into the backstage workings of the White House, a snapshot of her friendships with the Clintons and the Obamas and a very useful guide to soft power on a political and a personal level.

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21 Jun 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Paul Mendez: 

Paul Mendez’s debut novel, ‘Rainbow Milk’, is a coming-of-age tale like no other, mapping the journey of a young black man with a Jehovah’s Witness upbringing who makes a fresh start in London. Semi-autobiographical and covering a range of important contemporary themes, he discussed the book and more with Georgina Godwin while on a dog walk in Hampstead Heath.

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14 Jun 2020
30 min

Meet the Writers - Witold Szabłowski: 

What do dictators have in common? Apparently, however bloody their regime, in the end they just want to eat food that reminds them of their mothers. Award-winning Polish journalist Witold Szablowski went to meet the chefs who cooked for some of the world’s worst tyrants. He tells Georgina Godwin all about his book ‘How To Feed A Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks’.

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6 Aug 2020
12 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Sean Ashton : 

‘Sampler’ is a selection of encyclopaedia entries written by poets. The book is edited by Sean Ashton, who speaks to Georgina Godwin about the collection and his memoir, ‘Living in a Land’, which is written entirely in sentences constructed in the negative.

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30 Jul 2020
16 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Annie Zaidi: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, poet and reporter Annie Zaidi about her latest book, ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. Part memoir and part reportage, it won the Nine Dots Prize, which celebrates creative thinking around contemporary societal issues.

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23 Jul 2020
19 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Mark Honigsbaum: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, journalist and medical historian Mark Honigsbaum. His latest book, ‘The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris’, looks at how, despite a century of medical development, pandemics still take us by surprise.

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16 Jul 2020
15 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Jenny Kleeman: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer and documentary film-maker Jenny Kleeman about her debut book ‘Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death’, which offers a sideway look at the fundamentals of human life.

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9 Jul 2020
17 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Derek Owusu: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, poet and podcaster Derek Owusu about his debut novel ‘That Reminds Me’, which won him the 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize. The first book to be released on Stormzy’s Merky Books imprint, it explores addiction, identity and belonging through the fragments of one young man’s memory.

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2 Jul 2020
21 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Laura Mucha: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to award-winning poet and writer Laura Mucha about her latest book, ‘We Need to Talk About Love’. With personal stories from hundreds of people across different ages and nationalities, it analyses how we think, feel and behave about love.

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25 Jun 2020
19 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Anneka Harry : 

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, performer and self-proclaimed “comedy hustler” Anneka Harry. Her new book, ‘Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers and Game-Changers’, celebrates some unsung heroes of history.

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18 Jun 2020
18 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: John Sutherland: 

Georgina Godwin speaks to former police officer John Sutherland. He is the author of bestseller ‘Blue: A Memoir – Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces’, which details his struggles with mental health during his 25 years in the Met police. His latest book ‘Crossing the Line: Lessons From a Life on Duty’ invites us to step behind the cordon tape for an eye-opening look at the world of policing.

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11 Jun 2020
19 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: Charles Dickens: My Life: 

This week we meet Charles Dickens. 150 years after his death he wasn’t able to make it to the studio, so Georgina Godwin speaks with Derwin Hope about his new book ‘Charles Dickens: My Life’, which tells the story of one of the world’s greatest authors in unbelievable detail.

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