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The Guardian Books podcast

Podcast Series The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

Series Episodes

Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast

Writers including Penelope Lively, Caryl Philips, Howard Jacobson and Yomi Sode explore how this idea has changed over time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 mins

20 August Finished

My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

Rachel DeLoache Williams recalls her time with hoaxer Anna Sorokin in My Friend Anna and we rank the best true crime books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 mins

13 August Finished

How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

David Shariatmadari reveals how English is evolving – or in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s case, refusing to – and Cecelia Watson shares her passion for the semicolon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 mins

6 August Finished

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

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This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look at the 2019 Booker prize longlist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

40 mins

30 July Finished

Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to the poet about his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and discuss the evolution of the Great American Novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 mins

23 July Finished

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