Books and Authors

Books and Authors

United Kingdom

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.


A Good Read 18 July 2017: Sara Cox & Eimear McBride  

Sara Cox & Eimear McBride talk about books they love with presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Elizabeth Day, Patrick Ness and the Bradford Literary Festival  

Elizabeth Day discusses her new book, The Party and Patrick Ness's Queer Icon.

A Good Read 11 July 2017: Stacey Dooley & Gaia Vince  

Harriett Gilbert talks to Stacey Dooley and Gaia Vince about their favourite books.

Matt Haig, Val McDermid and a postcard from Argentina  

Matt Haig on time travel and Val McDermid discusses Virginia Woolf's Orlando.

A Good Read 4 July 2017: Kathy Burke & Tom Allen  

Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

A Good Read 27 June 2017: Bill Paterson & Tom Chatfield  

Actor Bill Paterson and writer Tom Chatfield talk about beloved books to Harriett Gilbert

Mark Haddon on Virginia Woolf and Ruth Ware discusses her new novel, The Lying Game  

Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press and Misha Glenny on The Master and Margarita

A Good Read 20 June 2017: Verity Sharp & Matthew Syed  

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with Verity Sharp and Matthew Syed.

Thomas Keneally, Meike Ziervogel and pet peeves in books  

Thomas Keneally discusses his latest novel, Crimes of the Father

A Good Read 13 June 2017: Nathan Caton & Adam Rutherford  

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with Nathan Caton and Adam Rutherford.

A Good Read 6 June 2017 Ed Byrne & Hardeep Singh Kohli  

Harriett Gilbert talks to Ed Byrne and Hardeep Singh Kohli about their favourite books.

Tim Winton  

Tim Winton on his new book The Boy Behind The Curtain – Notes from an Australian Life

Gail Honeyman and Nell Stevens  

Gail Honeyman, Nell Stevens and Angie Thomas on the Book She'd Never Lend

Writers' memoirs, the libraries of Timbuktu and George Eliot  

Richard Beard and Bella Pollen discuss their memoirs and a discussion on George Eliot.

Paula Hawkins and F. Scott Fitzgerald  

The Girl on the Train writer Paula Hawkins talks about her new novel Into The Water

Lisa McInerney, regional writing and a postcard from Cuba  

Lisa McInerney on her new novel, Blood Miracles and a discussion on regional writing

Luiza Sauma and Easter reading  

Luiza Sauma on her book Flesh and Bone and Water and books for Easter.

A Good Read 28 March 2017: Will Self & Rachel Johnson  

Will Self and Rachel Johnson talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Balli Kaur Jaswal, Alison Macleod and Ra Page  

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and Elan Mastai on literary soothsaying.

A Good Read 21 March 2017: Chris & Xand Van Tulleken  

Doctor twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

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