19 episodes

Supplying books to the world since 1879, Blackwell's are proud to present you with their new podcast, Blackwell's Presents. Recorded inside the famous 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, we present you with an array of author interviews, recorded events and bookseller recommends!

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Supplying books to the world since 1879, Blackwell's are proud to present you with their new podcast, Blackwell's Presents. Recorded inside the famous 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, we present you with an array of author interviews, recorded events and bookseller recommends!

    Chelsea Kwakye & Daisy Hung

    Chelsea Kwakye & Daisy Hung

    Blackwell's were honoured to be joined by Chelsea Kwakye who was in conversation with Daisy J Hung on her hugely important book, Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change.

    As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.

    "FOR BLACK GIRLS:Understand that your journey is unique. Use this book as a guide. Our wish for you is that you read this and feel empowered, comforted and validated in every emotion you experience, or decision that you make.FOR EVERYONE ELSE:We can only hope that reading this helps you to be a better friend, parent, sibling or teacher to black girls living through what we did. It's time we stepped away from seeing this as a problem that black people are charged with solving on their own.It's a collective effort. And everyone has a role to play."

    Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.

    Chelsea Kwakye is a first-class honours History graduate from Homerton College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge she was the only black girl in her year group of around 200 to read History. In her final year, she was Vice-President of the African-Caribbean Society and competed in a Cambridge vs. Oxford Varsity Athletics match. She is currently studying at the University of Law in preparation for a training contract with a city law firm in London.

    #Merky Books was set up by publishers Penguin Random House and Stormzy in June 2018 to find and publish the best writers of a new generation and to publish the stories that are not being heard. #Merky Books aims to open up the world of publishing, and this year has launched a New Writer's Prize and will soon be launching a #Merky Books traineeship.

    Daisy J Hung is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.

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    • 37 min
    Thomas Waters & Lucie McKnight Hardy

    Thomas Waters & Lucie McKnight Hardy

    Blackwell's were delighted to host a special Hallowe'en event exploring black magic, with Thomas Waters and Lucie McKnight Hardy as they discussed their books 'Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times' and 'Water Shall Refuse Them'.

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    • 47 min
    Jessica Andrews - Saltwater

    Jessica Andrews - Saltwater

    Lyrical and boundary-breaking, Saltwater explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, the challenges of shifting class identity and the way that the strongest feelings of love can be the hardest to define.

    Beth, one of our fiction booksellers sat down with Jessica Andrews to talk gentrification, language and how we shape ourselves.

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    • 11 min
    Garth Nix and R. F. Kuang

    Garth Nix and R. F. Kuang

    We were delighted to be joined by Garth Nix and R. F. Kuang on Thursday 17 October to discuss Garth's first adult fantasy novel, Angel Mage. Garth is the author of the fantastic Old Kingdom series for young adult, including Sabriel, as well as many other novel for young readers. R. F. Kuang's The Poppy War won the Reddit Fantasy Award for Best Debut last year, which has been followed by The Dragon Republic.

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    • 38 min
    A Spooky Special - Hallowe'en 2019

    A Spooky Special - Hallowe'en 2019

    Join booksellers Beth, Cat,Chiara and Alex as they discuss the ghost stories of Blackwell's and recommend you some creepy reads!

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Kate Young at Oxford Literary Festival

    Kate Young at Oxford Literary Festival

    Learn how to cook an array of literary feasts with Kate Young as she discusses her beautiful cookery book 'The Little Library Cookbook'. Containing over 100 delicious recipes taken from Kate's favourite works of fiction, 'The Little Library Cookbook' showcases delights such as Paddington Bear's marmalade, a Neopolitan pizza with Elena Ferrante and afternoon tea at Manderley. 'The Little Library Cookbook' was voted as on of the Guardian's Best Books on Food of 2017, Shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason's Debut Food Book Award and Winner of World Gourmand Award for Food Writing.

    Kate Young is an award-winning food writer and cook. As a dedicated bookworm, Kate's reading inspires her in the kitchen. After mastering the treacle tart from Harry Potter, Kate started blogging about her creations and was named Blogger of the Year in 2017 by the Guild of Food Writers. Kate has written for the Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine and The Pool. She is currently writing 'The Little Library Year' which is due to be published by Head of Zeus in October 2019.

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    • 22 min

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