Across the Pond is a podcast about the most discussed and anticipated books on both sides of the Atlantic. Texas indie bookstore owner Lori Feathers and UK publisher Sam Jordison bring their unique perspectives on the book business, local literary trends, and author news. In each episode Lori and Sam will also provide a critical take on an important book, discussing how it has been anticipated and received on either side of the pond. Exciting US and UK authors occasionally join Lori and Sam to talk about their work.
Ep. 23, Javier Marias, "Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear"
A phishing scam targets famous authors, and Lori gets Sam to read his first Javier Marias novel, Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear
Ep 22, David Colmer "A Guardian Angel Recalls"
Sam and Lori discuss their favorite 2021 reads and talk with David Colmer about his translations of Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans, most recently Hermans' novel, A Guardian Angel Recalls.
Ep 21, Robin McLean, "Pity the Beast"
Do social media followers equal increased book sales, and we talk to Robin McLean about her gritty, brutal and beautful new Western, Pity the Beast.
Ep. 20, John Le Carre, "Silverview"
What we really think about the NYT's survey on the "best book" of the past 125 years, and we dig into John Le Carre's posthumous novel, Silverview.
Ep. 19, Keith Ridgway, "A Shock"
Most Americans want to write a novel!? And we chat with author Keith Ridgway about his eclectic and intriguing novel, A Shock.
Ep. 18, Sarah Hall, "Burntcoat"
How many pages should you read before giving up on a book, and we interview author Sarah Hall on her sensual, new novel about art, grief, and intimacy, Burntcoat.