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A podcast dedicated to all things literary and bookish in Brighton & Hove. Anna interviews authors, publishers and people working in literature programmes, gets recommendations from local booksellers, and shares the best events in the city.

Follow @annamburtt on twitter for updates!

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to all things literary and bookish in Brighton & Hove. Anna interviews authors, publishers and people working in literature programmes, gets recommendations from local booksellers, and shares the best events in the city.

Follow @annamburtt on twitter for updates!

    A deep dive into Boy Parts with Eliza Clark

    A deep dive into Boy Parts with Eliza Clark

    Anna speaks to Eliza Clark about her fantastically dark, slightly disturbing novel but utterly brilliant novel, Boy Parts. They talk everything from photography, to psychology, to objectification, to class and the publishing industry.

    Buy Boy Parts here (https://www.influxpress.com/boy-parts)
    Follow Eliza on Twitter and Instagram at @FancyEliza

    • 23 min
    Pride (or not Pride) Special

    Pride (or not Pride) Special

    Anna speaks to Erica Gillingham who works at Gay's The Word in London, to Jenn Thompson - the co-founder of new queer publisher Cipher Press, writer and activist Juno Roche discusses their new book GENDER EXPLORERS, and Anna talks everything from trans representation in literature to what queer books are coming up with book blogger Jay.

    The episode is jam-packed with recommendations, musings on representation, insights into diversity and more.

    Erica's website: https://www.ericagillingham.com/
    Gays The Word: https://twitter.com/gaystheword
    Cipher Press: https://www.cipherpress.co.uk/
    Juno Roche: https://twitter.com/JustJuno1
    Jay: https://www.instagram.com/and.yet.the.books/

    • 1 hr
    Love Stories: the conventional, the non-conventional and the controversial

    Love Stories: the conventional, the non-conventional and the controversial

    In this episode of the Brighton Book Club, Anna talks to London poet and co-founder of Say It Back, Affly Johnson, about how her poems about love have changed over time; to local writer Jennifer Drewett about her screenplay-in-progress which depicts non-conventional love stories; to local author Joanna Rees – who has a new book out now called THE HIDDEN WIFE – about how to write believable love stories and the VERY ROMANTIC story of how she met her husband; and she discusses André Aciman's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME with local book bloggers @theroamingreader and @letztalkaboutbooksbaby.

    Links from the episode:
    On Instagram:
    @sayitbacklondon
    @msjenniferdrewett / @coronationsoap
    @josielloydwriter
    @theroamingreader
    @letztalkaboutbooksbaby

    Buy The Hidden Wife:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Wife-Stitch-Time-ebook/dp/B083K9RH7P
    Buy New Daughters of Africa: https://myriadeditions.com/books/new-daughters-of-africa-paperback/#buynowmodal
    Time For A Story: http://www.storygoblins.com/
    New Writing South: https://newwritingsouth.com/

    Music from:

    Mrisi Music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTNKiGhn5Xxc6LMHJP1X_Pw
    Mink: https://soundcloud.com/minkband

    • 59 min
    Coming-of-age novels, re-reading and lockdown recommendations

    Coming-of-age novels, re-reading and lockdown recommendations

    On this episode of The Brighton Book Club, Anna discusses the joys of re-reading, lockdown reading, coming-of-age novels - and asks her guests what we should all have on our TBR piles.
    Anna is joined (virtually) this month by Laura Lockington, who discusses her lockdown reading experiences (and letdowns.) Michelle Donkin and Andrew Allen from Cast Iron speak about the pleasure and comfort to be found in re-reading and their ever-growing ‘to-read’ pile. The joyful Sarah Ozo-Irabor from Books and Rhymes, rounds off the podcast with the transformative power of re-reading and how coming-of-age novels still shape her favourite books today. 
    The Book Club book this month is JULET TAKES A BREATH by Gabby Rivera: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621079/juliet-takes-a-breath-by-gabby-rivera/
    Follow us on Instagram at @bntbookclub or drop us an email at btnbookclub@gmail.com (mailto:btnbookclub@gmail.com)
    Music: https://soundcloud.com/atomcollection2

    • 1 hr
    Footnotes: Cecilia Knapp

    Footnotes: Cecilia Knapp

    We hear from Brighton-born poet and writer, Cecilia Knapp. Cecilia talks about Brighton, the city that inspired much of her writing including her most recent play, Losing The Night (currently rescheduled for September at Brighton's Old Market). Cecilia is running weekly poetry groups online and you can find out more about her work here http://ceciliaknapp.com/bio, and support her at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32154295

    • 18 min
    Footnotes: Short Story prompt with Naomi Ishiguro

    Footnotes: Short Story prompt with Naomi Ishiguro

    Previous Brighton Book Club guest, and author of ESCAPE ROUTES, Naomi Ishiguro, has given us a short story prompt for any writers struggling to stay focused and motivated. 

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Tessalouisebroad ,

A must for all book lovers!

Just LOVE listening to Anna talking about all things books. Anna's passion and enthuisasm shines through - you can 'hear' her smile! It's interesting, insightful and inspiring. Move over Mariella Frostrup :)

Thankfultil now ,

Brighton book club Rocks !

Loving it! Anna is a brilliant, insightful host who knows her stuff. This is a must for book lovers and Brightonians. Looking forward to more please!

Not.Just.James ,

Yasss!

Fantastic, great first show! Very much looking forward to hearing more from the very talented Ms Burtt and her local literary talent!

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