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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

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

The Last Poets – books podcast  

Famed for militant spoken-word poetry about black America from the height of the civil rights struggle, the Last Poets join us to perform and talk about their own battles

Books of the year, with Sarah Perry and Francis Spufford - podcast  

Costa contenders The Essex Serpent and Golden Hill bring historical fiction to the fore as we predict the books that will last from 2016

Deadly beauty with Ruth Padel and Lucinda Hawksley – books podcast  

Poetry and poison combine as we look at a lavishly illustrated history of arsenic in the home and a book-length Christmas poem

Margaret Drabble and the Ruby Dolls - books podcast  

The challenges of ageing and the dark side of fairy stories examined in a novel, The Dark Flood Rises, and the cabaret Brides of Bluebeard

Margaret Drabble and the Ruby Dolls - books podcast  

The challenges of ageing and the dark side of fairy stories examined in a novel, The Dark Flood Rises, and the cabaret Brides of Bluebeard

Alan Moore talks to Stewart Lee – books podcast  

The comics legend tells the standup comic why his latest project is a small-town novel set in the Midlands, running to 1,280 pages and titled Jerusalem

Nordic noir with Kati Hiekkapelto and Antti Tuomainen – books podcast  

We investigate crime fiction from the frozen north with two of Finland’s rising literary stars

Climate change with Amitav Ghosh and Aaron Thier – books podcast  

Amitav Ghosh discusses the failure of literary culture to confront climate change, while Aaron Thier explains how his novel Mr Eternity reflects current fears

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