Latest podcasts on Literature

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25 Mar 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Polish literature at The London Book Fair: 

Born and based in rural Poland, Olga Tokarczuk trained as a psychologist – but after discovering she was more neurotic than her clients she quit to became an author. We visit the London Book Fair to speak to her about her unconventional books – and also meet Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher series.

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18 Mar 2017
28 min

Meet the Writers - The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature : 

It’s the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word and brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to promote education and the love of reading and writing. We visit the Dubai festival to hear from crime writer Piyush Jha and editor of India’s ‘Screen’ magazine Priyanka Sinha Jha. We also hear from musicians, poets and some of the voices behind the festival.

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11 Mar 2017
29 min

Meet the Writers - Jeffrey Archer : 

This week’s sun-drenched episode comes from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai. Georgina Godwin catches up with Jeffrey Archer, whose books have been published in 97 countries, in more than 37 languages and sold more than 270 million copies worldwide. We also hear from the festival CEO Isobel Abulhoul, who tells us why she started the annual event back in 2009.

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4 Mar 2017
29 min

Meet the Writers - Catherine Mayer: 

The momentum of the feminist movement has increased in recent years. This year alone an estimated 4.8 million people have protested for gender equality and, in 2015, the UK parliament saw the birth of the Women’s Equality party. Journalist and bestselling author Catherine Mayer is a founding member and her latest book ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Women’ draws on her experience as ‘Time’ magazine’s editor at large and uses illuminating accounts to outline the process of founding the political party.

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2 Mar 2017
5 min

The Monocle 100 - 54–58: at 30,000ft: 

Travelling by plane can be an excellent opportunity to get down ideas, come up with a business plan or start writing that novel. Author Cathy Rentzenbrink tells us how a long-haul flight was the perfect setting for penning her memoir ‘The Last Act of Love’.

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25 Feb 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Steve Crawshaw: 

On ‘Meet The Writers’ this week Georgina Godwin meets Steve Crawshaw, senior advisor at Amnesty International, to discuss his most recent book ‘Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief’.

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23 Feb 2017
18 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Sharmaine Lovegrove : 

Reviews of the latest releases by Howard Cunnell, Jaqueline Woodson and Mohsin Hamid.

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18 Feb 2017
24 min

Meet the Writers - Steven Uhly: 

Born in Germany in the 1950s with Bengali ancestry, Steven Uhly is no stranger to racism. But his Spanish stepfather enriched him with the culture of Spain and life in Köln made him feel as German as the rest of the city’s residents. We ask Uhly what it means to be German and he tells us about his life and writing career and his latest book ‘Kingdom of Twilight’.

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18 Feb 2017
29 min

The Stack - Infographics: 

We speak to Taschen’s Julius Wiedemann about his book ‘National Geographic Infographics’. Plus: a look at Italian weekly ‘Panorama’.

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16 Feb 2017
17 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: John Mitchinson: 

John Mitchinson reviews the latest book releases by Clover Stroud, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jacob Polley.

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11 Feb 2017
26 min

Meet the Writers - Héctor Abad: 

We take you to Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias in Colombia to introduce one of the most talented post-Latin American Boom writers, Héctor Abad. He’s a journalist, a novelist and now he’s written a memoir about his relationship with his father, including his shocking murder by paramilitaries.

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9 Feb 2017
13 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Cathy Rentzenbrink: 

Author and critic Cathy Rentzenbrink joins us in the studio to talk through memoirs by writers Howard Cunnell and Clover Stroud, as well as the latest novel by 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' author John Boyne.

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4 Feb 2017
22 min

Meet the Writers - Literature inspired by the Greek crisis: 

This week Georgina Godwin speaks to Theo Chiotis, a poet, literary theorist and editor and translator of the anthology ‘Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis’. His work has appeared all over the world and he’s translated contemporary British and American poets into Greek and classical Greek dramas into English.

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2 Feb 2017
10 min

The Monocle 100 - 35-42: What to read: 

Monocle’s culture editor Robert Bound picks the ideal books to take on your next trip.

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2 Feb 2017
15 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Alice O'Keeffe: 

Books editor at 'The Bookseller', Alice O'Keeffe, brings in the novels that she’s looking forward to this month by the authors Kate Hamer, Sara Baume and Ayobami Adebayo.

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