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The LoveReading Podcast is a monthly mix of book-related conversation associated with the popular book recommendation website www.lovereading.co.uk. Hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin, it contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts. We will also cover relevant current events such as book
festivals, prizes, etc.

The LoveReading Podcast Elena Lappin

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    • 4.3, 12 Ratings

The LoveReading Podcast is a monthly mix of book-related conversation associated with the popular book recommendation website www.lovereading.co.uk. Hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin, it contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts. We will also cover relevant current events such as book
festivals, prizes, etc.

    The LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019

    The LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019

    In this special edition of The LoveReading Podcast, we present the LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019.

    • 44 min
    The End of Year Special

    The End of Year Special

    Novelist Colm Toibin reads from his wonderful new essay collection MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW: THE FATHERS OF WILDE, YEATS AND JOYCE. Liz Nugent talks about her psychological thriller SKIN DEEP, a beautifully told story of loss and reinvention. In Book Post with critic Lucy Scholes, our regular guest previews CASSANDRA DARKE, the new graphic novel by Posy Simmonds - a contemporary Christmas tale with a dark twist. Renowned editors Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin tell us about their interesting careers in publishing and about their new book, CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS. Host Elena Lappin introduces her December pick SNOW: THE BIOGRAPHY by Giles Whittell. And novelist and journalist Cressida Connolly discusses her highly praised historical novel AFTER THE PARTY and its intriguing connections to the present. Thank you for listening. More information about the books and authors featured on this podcast can be found on our blog at www.lovereading.co.uk/podcast.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Acts of Alchemy

    Acts of Alchemy

    In this episode, we talk to two novelists who have written deeply personal essays. How have their narratives changed in the process of moving from fiction to non-fiction? Chibundu Onuzo gives us a taste of ‘1991’, her series of autobiographical essays performed at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank, and Olivia Sudjic discusses her first book of non-fiction, EXPOSURE (Peninsula Press). Lucy Scholes introduces us to HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, a collection of essays by novelist Alexander Chee (Bloomsbury). And finally, we interview Ben Schott and discover a different type of literary alchemy in his novel JEEVES AND THE KING OF CLUBS (Hutchinson), an homage to the great humourist PG Wodehouse.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Echoes: Featuring novelists Sebastian Faulks and Claire Fuller

    Echoes: Featuring novelists Sebastian Faulks and Claire Fuller

    In this episode, we find echoes from the past catching up with the present in two in-depth interviews with our guest authors. In his new novel ‘Paris Echo’, bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks creates a surprising connection between two strangers in Paris: Hannah, an American academic, and Tariq, a Moroccan teenager, each on a very different quest to discover their history. And in her new novel ‘Bitter Orange’, Claire Fuller weaves a thrilling tale around the past life of a dying woman, Frances, whose encounter with two mysterious strangers twenty years ago made her confront her own deepest secret.

    In ‘My Pick’, podcast host Elena Lappin discusses her favourite book of this month: ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari - a provocative take on the most burning issues of our times. And finally, tune into a lively conversation among the judges of the new Lovereading Very Short Story Award 2019 about their passion for stories.

    • 56 min
    Unrelated: Family Secrets and Other Stories

    Unrelated: Family Secrets and Other Stories

    This month, WE THAT ARE YOUNG by Preti Taneja, THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF by Helen Cullen, Fatima Farheen Mirza’s stunning debut A PLACE FOR US, plus official announcement of the LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lives of Women and Girls

    Lives of Women and Girls

    This month, NOBODY REAL by Steven Camden, THE MADONNA OF THE MOUNTAINS by Elise Valmorbida, PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN by Caroline O’Donoghue, THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE by Molly Flatt.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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