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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

    Sophie Hannah on the recipe for a perfect crime novel – books podcast

    Sophie Hannah on the recipe for a perfect crime novel – books podcast

    The crime writer joins us to discuss the mechanics of mystery novels, plus Margaret Atwood at the Hay festival in Cartagena. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 34 min
    Adam Rutherford on how to tackle racist pseudoscience - books podcast

    Adam Rutherford on how to tackle racist pseudoscience - books podcast

    The geneticist explains why science offers no support for prejudice. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 32 min
    Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast

    Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast

    We welcome not one but two Costa winners, as the victors in the novel and the debut fiction categories join us in the studio. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 38 min
    Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt

    Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt

    The novelist explains her sudden decision to write her controversial thriller, and we hail TS Eliot prize winner Roger Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 39 min
    Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast

    Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast

    On this week’s show, the novelist explains how she came to write about her insomnia and we consider why indie bookshops are booming in the UK and Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min
    Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast

    Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast

    This week, the creator of the biggest child villain in literature talks about comedy writing and seeing his creation adapted by Disney. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 32 min

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