Latest podcasts on Literature

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5 Oct 2017
8 min

The Monocle Daily - Kazuo Ishiguro : 

John Mitchinson from Unbound discusses Kazuo Ishiguro and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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14 Aug 2017
10 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Books for your beach bag: 

Georgina Godwin tells Holly Fisher how she chooses the ideal books for holiday reading from the millions of titles on offer.

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4 Aug 2017
9 min

The Monocle Arts Review - ‘A Constant Heart’: 

Maud Russell was a British patron of the arts in the early to mid 20th century. She was painted by Matisse, had a relationship with 'James Bond' author Ian Fleming and lived in Mottisfont Abbey, where she entertained the who’s who of high society. During the Second World War she kept a diary detailing not just the lives of these people but also what life was like during this turbulent period, which her granddaughter Emily Russell has just published. Emily joins Fernando Augusto Pacheco in the studio.

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28 Jul 2017
4 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Pages, Amsterdam: 

Tucked away on one of the grand canals of Amsterdam is Pages bookstore, the city’s only Arabic bookshop and the brainchild of Syrian publisher Samer al-Kadri. This is a place where you can find works by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz in his original language, or even an Arabic version of Disney classic ‘Frozen’. We find out more.

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14 Oct 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Amit Chaudhuri : 

The Indian-born author’s seventh novel – ‘Friend of my Youth’ – is, he says, not really a novel at all. So what is it? He discusses literary forms and his background in Mumbai and Kolkata.

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23 Sep 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - David Lagercrantz: 

Lagercrantz is not just responsible for ghosting a book by one of Sweden’s most iconic sportsmen in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: he has also taken over from the late Stieg Larsson, author of the multimillion-selling Millennium trilogy, to continue the adventures of the girl with the dragon tattoo.

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16 Sep 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Marcel Theroux: 

Marcel Theroux is an award-winning writer and a documentary filmmaker from an illustrious creative family. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his father Paul, his brother Louis, his cousin Justin and his new novel ‘The Secret Books’, an utterly compelling read that is so relevant to our times.

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9 Sep 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Sofi Oksanen: 

Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish and Estonian novelist and playwright. Winner of the Finlandia prize and known as the greatest voices of her generation at home, Oksanen gained international recognition through ‘Purge’, a book that is also a play, a film and an opera. Her fifth novel, ‘Norma’, looks at the global exploitation of women told through the eyes of a girl with magical hair. She talks to Georgina Godwin about her latest book, as well as her journey so far.

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26 Aug 2017
24 min

Meet the Writers - Charley Boorman: 

Discover the modern-day adventurer, travel writer, entertainer and motorcycle fanatic Charley Boorman. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his Hollywood-influenced childhood with his father – the director John Boorman – his bike tours around the world with Ewan McGregor and how he recovered from a near-fatal accident.

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19 Aug 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Andy Miller: 

Georgina Godwin meets a man who is not a sports writer – even though he’s written what has been described as one of the best books about sport. He’s not a musician but he’s produced a brilliant book about music. He’s also not one of at least 10 people in the public eye who go by the same name. He tells us how reading saved his life.

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12 Aug 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Monique Roffey: 

It’s time to talk about sex. How do you write good sex without being cheesy? Does your gender define how you broach the subject? Monique Roffey, author of ‘The Tryst’, this summer’s literary erotic must-read, answers these questions and discusses the issues that arise from her background as a white West Indian with Georgina Godwin.

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5 Aug 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Edward Docx: 

Docx – author of four novels and once longlisted for the Man Booker prize – has seen his most recent book, ‘Let go my Hand’, brilliant received. It’s a darkly comic and deeply moving 21st-century love story between a son, his brothers and their father, journeying across Europe to an uncertain end. He tells us about his work and how his own eccentric upbringing informs his writing.

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31 Jul 2017
29 min

Culture with Robert Bound - What’s the point of literary prizes?: 

Off the back of last week’s Man Booker long list announcement Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher at Dialogue Books; Anne Meadows, commissioning editor at Granta and Portobello; and Ted Hodgkinson, senior programmer of literature and the spoken word at London’s Southbank Centre, join Robert Bound to discuss the merits and problems of literary prizes.

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15 Jul 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Marie-Elsa Bragg: 

After being a dancer, priest, therapist and campaigner for women’s rights within the church, Marie-Elsa Bragg has now turned her hand to writing. She’s just produced her first novel, Towards Mellbreak, telling the story of a farming family in Cumbria over four generations. She talks to Georgina Godwin about spirituality, landscape, her upbringing and day job.

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1 Oct 2017

The Monocle Arts Review - Sunday Brunch 8: The oldest literary festival in the world: 

We preview Cheltenham Literature Festival, the oldest literary festival in the world. Meanwhile, Henry Rees-Sheridan says the long goodbye on the Midori House Mixtape. Plus: Maja Lunde wants to save the bees on our Weekend Read, we cook Japanese food the easy way and journalist Terry Stiastny on the weekend papers.

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