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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

    Little Atoms 627 - Gaia Vince's Transcendence

    Little Atoms 627 - Gaia Vince's Transcendence

    Gaia Vince is a science writer and broadcaster interested in the interplay between humans and the planetary environment. She has held senior editorial posts at Nature and New Scientist, and her writing has featured in newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, The Times and Scientific American. She also writes and presents science programmes for radio and television. Her research takes her across the world: she has visited more than 60 countries, lived in three and is currently based in London. In 2015, she became the first woman to win the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize solo for her debut, Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made. Her latest book is Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    From the Archive - Melissa Harrison's All Among The Barley

    From the Archive - Melissa Harrison's All Among The Barley

    Melissa Harrison is the author of the novels Clay and At Hawthorn Time, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize, and one work of non-fiction, Rain, which was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize. She is a nature writer, critic and columnist for The Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian, among others. Her latest novel is All Among the Barley. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 26 min
    From the Archive - Lauren Groff's Florida

    From the Archive - Lauren Groff's Florida

    Lauren Groff is the author of three New York Times bestselling novels – Fates and Furies (named by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015), The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia – as well as the story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Groff’s fiction has won the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/O. Henry Award, among others, and has been shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. Her stories have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, the Atlantic, One Story and Ploughshares, and in several of the annual The Best New American Stories anthologies. Her latest story collection is Florida. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    Little Atoms 626 - Eoin Colfer's Highfire

    Little Atoms 626 - Eoin Colfer's Highfire

    Eoin Colfer is the author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series, which has been translated into over forty languages. A Disney film adaptation will be released in 2019, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Dame Judi Dench. Eoin's books have won numerous awards including The British Children's Book of the Year, The Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year and The German Children's Book of the Year. Born in Ireland, Eoin was educated at Dublin University and qualified as a primary teacher, before turning his hand to writing in 2001. Highfire, is his first adult fantasy novel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Little Atoms 625 - An Yu's Braised Pork

    Little Atoms 625 - An Yu's Braised Pork

    An Yu was born and raised in Beijing, and left at the age of eighteen to study in New York at NYU. A graduate of the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, she writes her fiction in English. Braised Pork is her debut novel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Little Atoms 624 - Ziya Tong's The Reality Bubble

    Little Atoms 624 - Ziya Tong's The Reality Bubble

    Ziya Tong is on the board of WWF International and was formerly the Vice Chair of WWF Canada. She presented Daily Planet, Discovery Channel's flagship science programme, until its final season in 2018. Tong also hosted the CBC's Emmy-nominated series ZeD, PBS' national prime-time series, Wired Science, and worked as a correspondent for NOVA scienceNOW. She is the author of The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min

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