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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here: https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

London Review Bookshop Podcast London Review Bookshop

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    • 4.3 • 67 Ratings

Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here: https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

    Dana Spiotta and Alex Clark: Innocents and Others

    Dana Spiotta and Alex Clark: Innocents and Others

    Dana Spiotta was reading from her novel Innocents and Others, and talking about her work with with journalist and critic Alex Clark.
     
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    Anne Michaels and Bidisha: The Necessary Word

    Anne Michaels and Bidisha: The Necessary Word

    From this 2017 event, Canadian poet and novelist Anne MIchaels, author of the multi-award winning fiction Fugitive Pieces, 'the most important book I have read for forty years' (John Berger), presents two new titles. Infinite Gradation (House Sparrow Press), her first volume of non-fiction, is an astonishing meditation on the moral, emotional and philosophical implications of language and the creative act. All We Saw (Bloomsbury), Anne's latest collection of poetry, continues her mesmerising and lyrical exploration of love, loss and the mystery at the heart of being. She was in conversation with writer and broadcaster Bidisha.
     
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    Richard Sennett and Anna Minton: ‘Building and Dwelling’

    Richard Sennett and Anna Minton: ‘Building and Dwelling’

    Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling (Allen Lane) draws on Richard Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. Sennett was in conversation with Anna Minton, author of Big Capital (Penguin). 
     
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    In the Dark Room: Brian Dillon and Sophie Ratcliffe

    In the Dark Room: Brian Dillon and Sophie Ratcliffe

    In this event from 2018, Brian Dillon, UK editor of Cabinet magazine and author of several books of essays, fiction, history and art criticism, talked about his first book, In the Dark Room, published by Penguin in 2005 and now available again in a handsome new edition from Fitzcarraldo, with Sophie Ratcliffe, Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford and author of On Sympathy (Oxford, 2008). Exploring the intersections of grief and memory, in his own personal history and beyond, Dillon evokes, in prose of great beauty and lucidity, the pain both of loss, and that of remembering the lost.
     
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    Lynsey Hanley and Dawn Foster: Estates

    Lynsey Hanley and Dawn Foster: Estates

    Lynsey Hanley's Estates, first published by Granta in 2008, has become over the past decade one of the key texts to analyse Britain's urban landscape in the post-War period. To mark a new edition of her seminal work, Hanley, a regular contributor to the Guardian and the New Statesman, was in conversation with fellow journalist Dawn Foster, who has written widely on housing and social issues.
     
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    Essayism: Brian Dillon and Max Porter

    Essayism: Brian Dillon and Max Porter

    In this event from June 2017, Brian Dillon talks to Max Porter about his latest book, Essayism (Fitzcarraldo Editions). Dillon has been fascinated by the essay form throughout his reading and writing life, and Essayism is at once a paean to this venerable and still vibrant genre, and a dazzling contemporary example of it. Porter is the author of the prize-winning Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber).
     
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4.3 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

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Brilliant content, sound quality not always great

This podcast is often brilliantly rich, and always worth listening to, often repeatedly, and it is for this reason that the not great sound quality is sometimes frustrating - background noise etc. If the sound quality, both in recording and mixing, were to be given just a little more attention this would be a completely excellent podcast.

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Good podcast ruined by a member of the audience continually ‘um-img’ In agreement with comments being made about Jarman. The final comment by Keith Collins is not relevant to Jarman and the audience’s embarrassment can be sensed. Maybe a good sound engineer monitoring the recording would have felt with the um’s and editor should be employed to tidy the finished article. A superb collection on anecdotes and interesting information ruined by poor production.

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