42 episodes

The Bookseller Podcast is a monthly books podcast hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink. Every month, avid readers can listen to an author interview, discover new releases, meet an independent bookseller and get the latest book recommendations from the experts. With previously interviewed authors including Lee Child, Sarah Perry, David Nicholls and Bernardine Evaristo, you won't want to miss out.

Whether you’re commuting, listening at work, or relaxing at home, take The Bookseller Podcast with you; our unique place at the heart of publishing means we have something for every book lover.

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The Bookseller Podcast The Bookseller

    • Arts
    • 4.6, 16 Ratings

The Bookseller Podcast is a monthly books podcast hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink. Every month, avid readers can listen to an author interview, discover new releases, meet an independent bookseller and get the latest book recommendations from the experts. With previously interviewed authors including Lee Child, Sarah Perry, David Nicholls and Bernardine Evaristo, you won't want to miss out.

Whether you’re commuting, listening at work, or relaxing at home, take The Bookseller Podcast with you; our unique place at the heart of publishing means we have something for every book lover.

#TheBooksellerPodcast

    #15: March Madness for More Mantel, Pete Paphides, Robert Webb & More…

    #15: March Madness for More Mantel, Pete Paphides, Robert Webb & More…

    Hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink, the fifteenth edition of The Bookseller Podcast features Alice O’Keeffe, Caroline Sanderson and Philip Jones discussing all of this month’s book news and reviews – from Simon Cowell to stonemasonry, via Scotland and Shakespeare.

    This episode we also have an exciting interview with Hilary Mantel’s editor Nick Pearson of 4th Estate, chatting to Cathy about his relationship with Hilary and the eagerly awaited publication of The Mirror and the Light later this month.

    In author interviews, Cathy and Pete Paphides reminisce about growing up in the 80s as they discuss his new memoir Broken Greek, while actor Robert Webb tells us about the challenges he faced writing his first fiction novel Come Again.

    And playing us out – an extract from Hamnet written by Maggie O’Farrell and read by Daisy Donovan.

    The Bookseller Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment Production.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #14: Fresh Titles for February, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Lennie Goodings & More…

    #14: Fresh Titles for February, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Lennie Goodings & More…

    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.

    • 41 min
    #13: Looking Ahead to 2020, Deepa Anappara, Sophie Hannah & more...

    #13: Looking Ahead to 2020, Deepa Anappara, Sophie Hannah & more...

    Hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink, the thirteenth edition of The Bookseller Podcast looks ahead to the big books of 2020, with Philip Jones, Alice O’Keeffe and Caroline Sanderson sharing what they’re most looking forward to over the coming months.

    Cathy chats to poet/crime writer Sophie Hannah about her latest thriller Haven’t They Grown, and interviews debut author Deepa Anappara about the real-life inspiration behind her novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line.

    And playing us out – an extract from Miss Austen written by Gill Hornby and read by Juliet Stevenson.

    The Bookseller Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment Production.

    • 35 min
    #12: Books of the Year, Bernardine Evaristo, Nina Stibbe & more...

    #12: Books of the Year, Bernardine Evaristo, Nina Stibbe & more...

    Hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink, the twelfth edition of The Bookseller Podcast features our very own Philip Jones, Alice O’Keeffe and Caroline Sanderson in a 2019 round-up. Cathy asks an impossible question – what was your favourite book of the year? – and the hosts share what books they would like to see underneath the Christmas tree…

    Cathy interviews not one but two of this year’s award-winning novelists: Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the 2019 Booker Prize with Girl, Woman, Other; and Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful and winner of this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

    In this month’s Meet the Indie section Nigel chats to Andy Rossiter from Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye.

    This month on Bookgig there’s a City Focus on Edinburgh, highlighting events with authors such as Erin Morgenstern and Nigel Slater taking place in the Scottish capital.

    And playing us out – an extract from The Beast of Buckingham Palace written and read by David Walliams.

    The Bookseller Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment Production.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Bookseller Podcast #11 November 2019: Meet the Indie

    The Bookseller Podcast #11 November 2019: Meet the Indie

    In this month’s Meet the Indie section Nigel chats to Patrick Neale at the Jaffé and Neale bookshop in Stow-on-the-Wold.

    • 13 min
    The Bookseller Podcast #11 November 2019: Derek Owusu Interview

    The Bookseller Podcast #11 November 2019: Derek Owusu Interview

    An interview with writer and podcaster Derek Owusu. Derek chats to Cathy about his early love of classic literature, his own struggles with mental health and creating his novel-in-verse That Reminds Me.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

miwbroy ,

Love it

A really professional, high quality podcast. I’ve been really impressed with the high calibre of guests, particularly love the author interviews and authors reading from their work.

Ww. review ,

Like it

Very good keep up the good work! Highly recommend.

antigoneblues ,

Poetry?

Great to hear books celebrated ,fiction ,non-fiction and even graphic novels covered but no poetry?

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