20 episodes

This is a podcast where we’re going to take a critical look at one of the most neglected genres in literature: the funny book. In each episode I’m going to invite a fellow writer to pick a favourite example and tell me what makes it work for them.

It's Lit But Is It Funny‪?‬ JonP

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This is a podcast where we’re going to take a critical look at one of the most neglected genres in literature: the funny book. In each episode I’m going to invite a fellow writer to pick a favourite example and tell me what makes it work for them.

    Karen Jones on One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night

    Karen Jones on One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night

    Karen Jones discusses Christopher Brookmyre's hilarious thriller One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night, as well as her own work as a writer and judge of short stories and flash fiction.

    • 51 min
    Jane Lovering on Northanger Abbey

    Jane Lovering on Northanger Abbey

    Award-winning author Jane Lovering discusses Jane Austen's surprisingly contemporary novel Northanger Abbey, and identifies her as the inventor of Chick Lit. She also revisits a decade-old interview with unexpected results.

    • 50 min
    Scott Pack on The Wise Men of Schilda

    Scott Pack on The Wise Men of Schilda

    Publishing legend Scott Pack discuss Otfried Preussler's The Wise Men of Schilda and its unexpected modern day parallels. He also talks about why no-one takes comic literature seriously and the future of publishing in general.

    • 58 min
    Imran Ahmad on The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy

    Imran Ahmad on The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy

    The writer Imran Ahmad discusses Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well his own work, including the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed memoir Unimagined (aka The Perfect Gentleman).

    • 56 min
    Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen

    Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen

    The comedian and writer Ian Moore discusses PG Wodehouse's Aunts Aren't Gentlemen and his own work with me.

    • 46 min
    Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?

    Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?

    The writer Dan Brotzel discusses Lucy Kellaway's Who Moved My Blackberry™? and his own work with me.

    • 52 min

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