Kunst und Literatur audios

Crime and passion with Sara Paretsky and André Aciman – books podcast

This week, it’s Claire’s birthday so she’s meeting with two of her favourite authors: crime...

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Finding solace in nature, with Luke Turner – books podcast

The music journalist and writer takes Claire for a wander through Epping Forest as they discuss...

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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...

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Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt

The novelist explains her sudden decision to write her controversial thriller, and we hail TS...

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Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how...

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LBGT must-reads and a new history of trans Britain – books podcast

The hard-won victories of trans people, with Christine Burns, plus the classics to read in LGBT...

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Daisy Johnson and Michael Hughes on Classical adaptation - books

We hear from two novelists who have taken inspiration from Greek myth. And the Guardian’s chief...

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Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg about her comic Glass Town and...

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Max Tegmark and Ken MacLeod on artificial intelligence – books podcast

How would it feel to be outperformed by a machine? We discuss the AI revolution with physicist...

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Penelope Lively on MR James's Oh Whistle and I'll Come to you, my lad - short story podcast

You’ll never sleep in a twin bedroom again after hearing this classic Edwardian ghost story,...

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Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Ian Maleney on soil, family and loss – books podcast

This week we hear two contrasting approaches to eternal questions of belonging, plus regional...

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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...

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Summer reading and Ross Raisin on how to be a great writer – books podcast

We discuss holiday reading habits and what we’ll be reading this year, and the novelist Ross...

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Sarah Waters, John Boyne and the 2018 Man Booker prize shortlist – books podcast

As The Little Stranger opens in cinemas, its author considers screen adaptations. Boyne discusses...

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Around the world with Simon Reeve and Neil MacGregor – books podcast

The BBC presenter talks about the travels in his memoir Step By Step, and the celebrated curator...

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What is it like being Ravenmaster at the Tower of London? – books podcast

We step back in time for a stroll around the Tower of London with Chris Skaife, who looks after...

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Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine – books podcast

On this week’s show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose...

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Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America – books podcast

The outgoing US poet laureate talks about her career, and we chat about the work of Alice Oswald,...

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

This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look...

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'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Laura Cumming and Rhik Samadder about their memoirs, take a look...

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