Subscribe free to our weekly podcast, presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of our monthly book club" /> Subscribe free to our weekly podcast, presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of our monthly book club" />

The Guardian Books Podcast

The Guardian Books Podcast

United Kingdom

Subscribe free to our weekly podcast, presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of our monthly book club

Episodes

Pinocchio and the Field of Miracles, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

The little wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy was born in Tuscany. The second of our new audio series for children explains how

Funny memoirs with Patricia Lockwood – books podcast  

We talk to the poet-turned-memoirist about Priestdaddy, her account of growing up with a Catholic priest for a father, and discuss our favourite funny autobiographies

Jack, the Giant Killer, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

Cormoran is a bloodthirsty giant who preys on a Cornish village – until a brave little boy named Jack decides to stand up to him

Tony Harrison at 80 - books podcast  

Vanessa Redgrave, Blake Morrison and Melvyn Bragg are among the stars of page and stage who celebrate one of the UK’s most versatile – and angry – poets

The shadows of war in Primo Levi and Xan Brooks - books podcast  

Seventy years on, Philippe Sands discusses the abiding relevance of If This Is a Man, and we meet the author of The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times

Man Booker International prize and Dorthe Nors – books podcast  

This week’s podcast heads abroad as we look at the longlist for this year’s Man Booker International prize and speak to longlisted author Dorthe Nors about her novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Baileys longlist author Ayòbámi Adébáyò, and London book fair – books podcast  

Nigerian writer Ayòbámi Adébáyò pops into the studio to talk about her debut novel Stay With Me, and we look at what’s happening at the London book fair

Daniel Dennett on consciousness and 100 years of Anthony Burgess – books podcast  

The influential thinker talks about From Bacteria to Bach and Back, and we discuss the Clockwork Orange author’s legacy

Reclaiming history with Yaa Gyasi and Chibundu Onuzo - books podcast  

The authors of two buzzy new novels, Homegoing and Welcome to Lagos, explore ancient and modern stories of west Africa

Michael Chabon on The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – books podcast  

The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist looks back on a modern classic at a Guardian book club event

Sebastian Barry on his Costa-winning novel Days Without End – books podcast  

In the week Sebastian Barry picked up his second Costa book of the year award, he joins us in the studio to read from and discuss Days Without End

The biography of a paperback – books podcast  

We chart the business of making books from manuscript to bookshop shelf and beyond

Searching for alien life with Jim Al-Khalili – books podcast  

As 21st-century telescopes transform the hunt for extraterrestrials from SF to hard science, physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the prospects for finding life in space

Alan Bennett discusses Keeping On Keeping On – books podcast  

A national treasure reads from the latest volume of his diaries and discusses finding inspiration in the everyday

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