Hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink, the fourteenth edition of The Bookseller Podcast features Alice O’Keeffe, Caroline Sanderson and Philip Jones taking us on a world tour of book news and reviews for this month. We visit South Korea and the runaway success of Cho Nam-Joo’s international bestseller Kim Ji-young, Born 1982; we explore Siberia and the Balkans in two terrifically transporting travel books; and we cross the Atlantic to the US-Mexico border where American Dirt is bringing a difficult conversation to the heart of the publishing industry.
In author interviews, Cathy chats to Kiran Millwood Hargrave about her first novel for adults, The Mercies, a dark and chilling tale set on a remote island in 17th century Norway. We also hear from Lennie Goodings, whose book A Bite of the Apple covers 40 years of publishing and feminism in the heart of Soho.
And playing us out – an extract from Actress written and read by Anne Enright.
The Bookseller Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment Production.