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.


Jay McInerney  

Jay McInerney talks about his novel Bright Lights, Big City.

A Good Read 29 November 2016: John Bird & John Timpson  

Businessman John Timpson & Big Issue founder John Bird talk favourite books.

Writers Helen Garner and Charlotte Wood and the history of audio books  

An original Jane Eyre manuscript published in a new edition and a story from Chris Cleave

A Good Read 22 November 2016: Charles Moore & Nadifa Mohamed  

Charles Moore and Nadifa Mohamed discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

David Grossman and Steve McCurry  

David Grossman on his new novel and photographer Steve McCurry's portraits of readers.

A Good Read 15 November 2016: Michael Grade & Gia Milinovich  

Michael Grade and Gia Milinovich talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Margaret Drabble Louis de Bernieres and a passion for islands  

Margaret Drabble on her new book The Dark Flood Rises and the books on her bedside table.

A Good Read 8 November 2016: Sally Phillips & Julia Donaldson  

Sally Phillips and Julia Donaldson talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson  

In Classic Book Club, author Louise Walsh discusses Kidnapped with James Naughtie

A Good Read 1 November: Terry Christian & Dr Kevin Fong  

Harriett Gilbert invites Terry Christian and Dr Kevin Fong to talk favourite books.

Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark and Brit Bennett  

Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark and Brit Bennett

A Good Read 25 October 2016: Cariad Lloyd & Mike Bullen  

Harriett Gilbert talks to Cariad Lloyd and Mike Bullen about books they love, and why.

Sebastian Barry, Naomi Alderman and Margaret Atwood  

Sebastian Barry, Naomi Alderman and Margaret Atwood

A Good Read 18 October 2016: Sebastian Faulks & Sarfraz Manzoor  

Sebastian Faulks, Sarfraz Manzoor and Harriett Gilbert talk about their favourite books.

Graham Norton; Close Reading Henry James; Michelle Paver on the Himalayas.  

Graham Norton, Michelle Paver and Robert Twigger. Close reading Henry James.

A Good Read 11 October 2016: Bidisha & Gillian Reynolds  

Bidisha and Gillian Reynolds choose favourite books to discuss with Harriett Gilbert.

Tommy Wieringa, Flemish and Dutch literature, Fashion in fiction, Stewart Lee on Ithell Colquhoun  

Mariella talks to Tommy Wieringa about his book A Beautiful Young Wife

A Good Read 4 October 2016: Ann Widdecombe & Vince Cable  

Harriett Gilbert talks books with Ann Widdecombe and Vince Cable.

Open Book - Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs on Sex and Death  

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs about stories of Sex and Death

Open Book with Donal Ryan  

Mariella Frostrup talks to Donal Ryan about All We Shall Know

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