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Books and Authors

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Books and Authors

Books and Authors

BBC Radio 4

238
Followers
580
Plays
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

Latest Episodes

Carys Davies

Chris Power talks to Carys Davies about her new book, The Mission House

27 MIN3 d ago
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Carys Davies

A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard & Gwyneth Williams

Journalist and author Nicholas Lezard and former Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert. Nicholas chooses Watt by Samuel Beckett, a comic novel unlike any other. Gwyneth's favourite is The Leopard, Lampedusa's classic tale of Sicilian aristocracy, and Harriett champions The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, a story of grief, writing and dogs. Producer Sally Heaven. Join our instagram book club: @agoodreadbbc

27 MIN2 w ago
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A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard & Gwyneth Williams

Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

27 MIN2 w ago
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Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

A Good Read: Lissa Evans & Sarah Keyworth

Comedian Sarah Keyworth and author Lissa Evans talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Sarah chooses Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, Lissa picks Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks and Harriett shines a light on Lady into Fox by David Garnett. Producer: Becky Ripley. Comment on instagram: @agoodreadbbc

27 MIN3 w ago
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A Good Read: Lissa Evans & Sarah Keyworth

Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

27 MIN3 w ago
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Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

A Good Read: Fiona Shaw & Nichola Coughlan

Fiona Shaw and Nicola Coughlan join Harriett Gilbert to talk books

27 MINJUL 15
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A Good Read: Fiona Shaw & Nichola Coughlan

Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

27 MINJUL 12
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Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

A Good Read: Nina Sosanya & David Nicholls

Nina Sosanya and David Nicholls bring their favourite books to the table

27 MINJUL 8
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A Good Read: Nina Sosanya & David Nicholls

A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert

American avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson and radio DJ Stuart Maconie talk books.

27 MINJUN 30
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A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert

Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine

Elizabeth Wetmore, Sebastian Barry and a re-working of Mary McCarthy's The Group

27 MINJUN 28
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Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine

Latest Episodes

Carys Davies

Chris Power talks to Carys Davies about her new book, The Mission House

27 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Carys Davies

A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard & Gwyneth Williams

Journalist and author Nicholas Lezard and former Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert. Nicholas chooses Watt by Samuel Beckett, a comic novel unlike any other. Gwyneth's favourite is The Leopard, Lampedusa's classic tale of Sicilian aristocracy, and Harriett champions The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, a story of grief, writing and dogs. Producer Sally Heaven. Join our instagram book club: @agoodreadbbc

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard & Gwyneth Williams

Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

A Good Read: Lissa Evans & Sarah Keyworth

Comedian Sarah Keyworth and author Lissa Evans talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Sarah chooses Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, Lissa picks Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks and Harriett shines a light on Lady into Fox by David Garnett. Producer: Becky Ripley. Comment on instagram: @agoodreadbbc

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
A Good Read: Lissa Evans & Sarah Keyworth

Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.

A Good Read: Fiona Shaw & Nichola Coughlan

Fiona Shaw and Nicola Coughlan join Harriett Gilbert to talk books

27 MINJUL 15
Comments
A Good Read: Fiona Shaw & Nichola Coughlan

Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

27 MINJUL 12
Comments
Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice

A Good Read: Nina Sosanya & David Nicholls

Nina Sosanya and David Nicholls bring their favourite books to the table

27 MINJUL 8
Comments
A Good Read: Nina Sosanya & David Nicholls

A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert

American avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson and radio DJ Stuart Maconie talk books.

27 MINJUN 30
Comments
A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert

Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine

Elizabeth Wetmore, Sebastian Barry and a re-working of Mary McCarthy's The Group

27 MINJUN 28
Comments
Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine
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