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London Review Bookshop Podcast

London Review Bookshop Podcast

London Review Bookshop

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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.

Find out about our upcoming events here: https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

Latest Episodes

Carcanet New Poetries VII

We were joined by Toby Litt, Helen Charman, Lisa Kelly and Mary Jean Chan, four of the poets featured in Carcanet’sNew Poetries VII. From the first anthology, published in 1994, through to this seventh volume, the series showcases the work of some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world. TheNew Poetriesanthologies have never sought to identify a school, much less a generation: the poets included employ a wide range of styles, forms and approaches, and new need not be taken to imply young. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 min5 d ago
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Carcanet New Poetries VII

Andrew O’Hagan and Edmund Gordon: Mayflies

Three-times Booker-nominated author and LRB editor-at-large Andrew O’Hagan’slatest novelcentres on the powerful friendship between James and Tully, fuelled by teenage rebellion and the unforgettable soundtrack of late 80s British music. Stretching over three decades,Mayfliesis a captivating study of adolescence becoming adulthood, with all the shades of light and darkness that has made O’Hagan one of the most respected writers of his generation. O’Hagan was in conversation with Edmund Gordon, biographer of Angela Carter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 min1 w ago
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Andrew O’Hagan and Edmund Gordon: Mayflies

Akwaeke Emezi and Louisa Joyner: The Death of Vivek Oji

Igbo and Tamil writer and artist Akwaeke Emezi's mesmerising first novelFreshwaterwas published to universal acclaim in 2018, and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Their second book wasPet, a novel for young adults that raised difficult and pertinent questions about cultures of denial, and was described as ‘beautiful and genre-expanding’ in theNew York Times. To mark the publication of their second novel for adultsThe Death of Vivek Oji, a heart-wrenching tale of one family’s discords and misunderstandings, the London Review Bookshop hosted a live online conversation between Akwaeke Emezi and their editor at Faber, Louisa Joyner. The interview between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand referred to in their conversation can be found here: https://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2018/06/temporary-spaces-of-joy-and-freedom/ The interview between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand referred to in their conversation can be found here: https://reviewcanada....

48 min2 w ago
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Akwaeke Emezi and Louisa Joyner: The Death of Vivek Oji

Kirsty Gunn and Max Porter: Caroline’s Bikini

Novelist and essayist Kirsty Gunn’s latest novelCaroline’s Bikiniis a powerful retelling of one of the oldest stories in western literature – that of unrequited love. In a series of conversations in West London bars, Gunn unravels the passion of financier Evan Gordonstone for the glamorous Caroline Beresford, an unravelling that brings Gordonstone to the brink of destruction. Kirsty Gunn is the author of six works of fiction and several essay collections, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Dundee. She read from her latest book, and talked about it with Max Porter, author ofLanny. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 min3 w ago
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Kirsty Gunn and Max Porter: Caroline’s Bikini

Chantal Mouffe and John Trickett: For a Left Populism

Leading political thinker Chantal Mouffe proposes a new way to define left populism today: it is more than an ideology or a political regime. It is a way of doing politics that can take various forms but emerges when one aims at building a new subject of collective action — the people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 minAUG 26
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Chantal Mouffe and John Trickett: For a Left Populism

Maureen N. McLane and Sarah Howe

Across five collections, Maureen N. McLane's poetry has won admirers for its distinctive mix of the humourous and the cerebral, a voice theLondon Review of Booksdescribed as ‘Somewhere between teenage fangirl and Wordsworth professor.’ The best of those five collections is now gathered in her first selected,What I'm Looking For(Penguin). McLane was at the shop to read from and discuss her work with poet and critic Sarah Howe, whose collectionLoop of Jadewon the 2015 T.S. Eliot prize. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56 minAUG 19
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Maureen N. McLane and Sarah Howe

Javier Cercas and Gaby Wood: ‘Lord of All the Dead’

‘This past is a dimension of the present, without which the present is mutilated.’ InLord of all the Dead, Javier Cercas plunges back into his family history, revisiting Ibahernando, his parents' village in southern Spain, to discover the truth about his ancestor Manuel Mena, who died fighting on the Francoist side at the Battle of the Ebro. Who are we to judge the dead? How can we reconcile national and family history, the political and the domestic? Cercas was in conversation with Gaby Wood, journalist and literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

61 minAUG 12
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Javier Cercas and Gaby Wood: ‘Lord of All the Dead’

To Leave and to Be Left Behind: Five Dials launch with Sophie Mackintosh, Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Five Dials 57, ‘To Leave and to Be Left Behind’, explores the imaginative space of the journey – where it can take us and how it can change us. Guest-edited by Sophie Mackintosh, it brings together a range of playful, intimate and risk-taking voices from across contemporary fiction and poetry. To celebrate the launch of this special issue, Sophie was joined in conversation by three of the magazine’s contributors – Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

84 minAUG 5
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To Leave and to Be Left Behind: Five Dials launch with Sophie Mackintosh, Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Richard McGuire and Dave McKean: Home

In conversation with Dave McKean, Richard McGuire talks about his graphic novel, Here, a book-length expansion of his groundbreaking 1989 sequence of the same name, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

73 minJUL 29
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Richard McGuire and Dave McKean: Home

Chloe Diski and Deborah Friedell on Jenny Diski

To celebrate the publication of Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?, a new selection of Jenny Diski's LRB essays, chosen and introduced by Mary-Kay Wilmers, Deborah Friedell talked to Chloe Diski about Jenny's life and work. You can order Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told? from us here: https://lrb.me/order See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minJUL 23
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Chloe Diski and Deborah Friedell on Jenny Diski

Latest Episodes

Carcanet New Poetries VII

We were joined by Toby Litt, Helen Charman, Lisa Kelly and Mary Jean Chan, four of the poets featured in Carcanet’sNew Poetries VII. From the first anthology, published in 1994, through to this seventh volume, the series showcases the work of some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world. TheNew Poetriesanthologies have never sought to identify a school, much less a generation: the poets included employ a wide range of styles, forms and approaches, and new need not be taken to imply young. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 min5 d ago
Comments
Carcanet New Poetries VII

Andrew O’Hagan and Edmund Gordon: Mayflies

Three-times Booker-nominated author and LRB editor-at-large Andrew O’Hagan’slatest novelcentres on the powerful friendship between James and Tully, fuelled by teenage rebellion and the unforgettable soundtrack of late 80s British music. Stretching over three decades,Mayfliesis a captivating study of adolescence becoming adulthood, with all the shades of light and darkness that has made O’Hagan one of the most respected writers of his generation. O’Hagan was in conversation with Edmund Gordon, biographer of Angela Carter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 min1 w ago
Comments
Andrew O’Hagan and Edmund Gordon: Mayflies

Akwaeke Emezi and Louisa Joyner: The Death of Vivek Oji

Igbo and Tamil writer and artist Akwaeke Emezi's mesmerising first novelFreshwaterwas published to universal acclaim in 2018, and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Their second book wasPet, a novel for young adults that raised difficult and pertinent questions about cultures of denial, and was described as ‘beautiful and genre-expanding’ in theNew York Times. To mark the publication of their second novel for adultsThe Death of Vivek Oji, a heart-wrenching tale of one family’s discords and misunderstandings, the London Review Bookshop hosted a live online conversation between Akwaeke Emezi and their editor at Faber, Louisa Joyner. The interview between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand referred to in their conversation can be found here: https://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2018/06/temporary-spaces-of-joy-and-freedom/ The interview between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand referred to in their conversation can be found here: https://reviewcanada....

48 min2 w ago
Comments
Akwaeke Emezi and Louisa Joyner: The Death of Vivek Oji

Kirsty Gunn and Max Porter: Caroline’s Bikini

Novelist and essayist Kirsty Gunn’s latest novelCaroline’s Bikiniis a powerful retelling of one of the oldest stories in western literature – that of unrequited love. In a series of conversations in West London bars, Gunn unravels the passion of financier Evan Gordonstone for the glamorous Caroline Beresford, an unravelling that brings Gordonstone to the brink of destruction. Kirsty Gunn is the author of six works of fiction and several essay collections, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Dundee. She read from her latest book, and talked about it with Max Porter, author ofLanny. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 min3 w ago
Comments
Kirsty Gunn and Max Porter: Caroline’s Bikini

Chantal Mouffe and John Trickett: For a Left Populism

Leading political thinker Chantal Mouffe proposes a new way to define left populism today: it is more than an ideology or a political regime. It is a way of doing politics that can take various forms but emerges when one aims at building a new subject of collective action — the people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 minAUG 26
Comments
Chantal Mouffe and John Trickett: For a Left Populism

Maureen N. McLane and Sarah Howe

Across five collections, Maureen N. McLane's poetry has won admirers for its distinctive mix of the humourous and the cerebral, a voice theLondon Review of Booksdescribed as ‘Somewhere between teenage fangirl and Wordsworth professor.’ The best of those five collections is now gathered in her first selected,What I'm Looking For(Penguin). McLane was at the shop to read from and discuss her work with poet and critic Sarah Howe, whose collectionLoop of Jadewon the 2015 T.S. Eliot prize. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56 minAUG 19
Comments
Maureen N. McLane and Sarah Howe

Javier Cercas and Gaby Wood: ‘Lord of All the Dead’

‘This past is a dimension of the present, without which the present is mutilated.’ InLord of all the Dead, Javier Cercas plunges back into his family history, revisiting Ibahernando, his parents' village in southern Spain, to discover the truth about his ancestor Manuel Mena, who died fighting on the Francoist side at the Battle of the Ebro. Who are we to judge the dead? How can we reconcile national and family history, the political and the domestic? Cercas was in conversation with Gaby Wood, journalist and literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

61 minAUG 12
Comments
Javier Cercas and Gaby Wood: ‘Lord of All the Dead’

To Leave and to Be Left Behind: Five Dials launch with Sophie Mackintosh, Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Five Dials 57, ‘To Leave and to Be Left Behind’, explores the imaginative space of the journey – where it can take us and how it can change us. Guest-edited by Sophie Mackintosh, it brings together a range of playful, intimate and risk-taking voices from across contemporary fiction and poetry. To celebrate the launch of this special issue, Sophie was joined in conversation by three of the magazine’s contributors – Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

84 minAUG 5
Comments
To Leave and to Be Left Behind: Five Dials launch with Sophie Mackintosh, Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Richard McGuire and Dave McKean: Home

In conversation with Dave McKean, Richard McGuire talks about his graphic novel, Here, a book-length expansion of his groundbreaking 1989 sequence of the same name, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

73 minJUL 29
Comments
Richard McGuire and Dave McKean: Home

Chloe Diski and Deborah Friedell on Jenny Diski

To celebrate the publication of Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?, a new selection of Jenny Diski's LRB essays, chosen and introduced by Mary-Kay Wilmers, Deborah Friedell talked to Chloe Diski about Jenny's life and work. You can order Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told? from us here: https://lrb.me/order See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minJUL 23
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Chloe Diski and Deborah Friedell on Jenny Diski

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