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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

The history of the book, from Gilgamesh to now – books podcast

The history of the book, from Gilgamesh to now – books podcast

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On this week’s show, we talk about books as physical objects and look at the history of Gilgamesh through centuries of translation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 mins

22 October Finished

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo: why do we have two Booker winners? - books podcast

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo: why do we have two Booker winners? - books podcast

On this week’s show, we discuss the shock decision to split the prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo, and look at two books about the UK’s Windrush generation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

43 mins

15 October Finished

'I want world domination!' Lucy Ellmann on her Booker behemoth Ducks, Newburyport – books podcast

'I want world domination!' Lucy Ellmann on her Booker behemoth Ducks, Newburyport – books podcast

On this week’s show, the British-American author talks about her 1,000-page stream-of-consciousness and we chat about ‘difficult books’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 mins

8 October Finished

Ann Patchett on her latest novel and facing down Amazon – books podcast

Ann Patchett on her latest novel and facing down Amazon – books podcast

On this week’s show, the US novelist talks about The Dutch House and we discuss your additions to our top 100 books of the 21st century list. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

35 mins

1 October Finished

Is freedom of speech a 'toxic myth'? Plus the top 100 books since 2000 – books podcast

Is freedom of speech a 'toxic myth'? Plus the top 100 books since 2000 – books podcast

Journalist Nesrine Malik talks about her book We Need New Stories and we discuss the Guardian’s top 100 books of the 21st century. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 mins

24 September Finished

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