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Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast

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Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast

    Ruth Jones with Nihal Arthanayake

    Ruth Jones with Nihal Arthanayake

    ‘Gavin and Stacey’ co-creator and actor Ruth Jones chats to Nihal about her second novel ‘Us Three’ - a story about enduring female friendships. 
     
    She talks about objects that have inspired her including a pair of pink trainers and Wales (the country). Plus why she never ever wants to return to Glastonbury #PenguinPodcast 
     
    ‘Us Three’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3i9x6u9  
     
     
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    • 29 min
    Anthony Horowitz with Nihal Arthanayake

    Anthony Horowitz with Nihal Arthanayake

    Anthony Horowitz, author of the bestselling teen Spy series, Alex Rider, talks to Nihal about his creative process, how he’d like to write a Dickens novel and bonds with Nihal over the rapper Dave.


    Anthony, who has sold well in excess of 20 million books and has written two James Bond and two Sherlock Holmes novels, chats about his latest novel ‘Moonflower Murders’ and chooses objects that inspire his work including magic tricks and an unusual sculpture. #Penguinpodcast


    'Moonflower Murders' is available to buy as an audiobook now -
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    • 34 min
    Kevin Kwan with Nihal Arthanayake

    Kevin Kwan with Nihal Arthanayake

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author Kevin Kwan chats to Nihal about his new book ‘Sex and Vanity’ - the story of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men.


    Kevin discusses some objects which have inspired him and chats to Nihal about why the island of Capri is so important to him, and how he used to make best dressed lists #PenguinPodcast


    ‘Sex and Vanity’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/33UuhbY
     
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    • 34 min
    Nick Hornby with Nihal Arthanayake

    Nick Hornby with Nihal Arthanayake

    Nick Hornby joins Nihal to talk about how he gets inspired, bringing along a collection of objects that help him including a jigsaw puzzle and an LP.
    The ‘About a Boy’ and ‘High Fidelity’ author chats to Nihal about his new novel ‘Just Like You’, why he is still full of doubt, and how the characters he creates have a personal effect on his life. #PenguinPodcast


    'Just Like You' is available to buy as an audiobook on 17/09/2020
     
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    • 32 min
    Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

    Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

    Lily Cole joins Nihal to talk about her latest book ‘Who Cares Wins’ - where she interviews the likes of Elon Musk, Stella McCartney and the Extinction Rebellion co-founders about issues relating to the climate crisis.


    Lily, who is an actress, model and businesswoman chose a selection of objects which have inspired her work and why optimism is so important when it comes to activism. #PenguinPodcast


    ‘Who Cares Wins’ is available to buy as an audiobook on 30/07 - https://apple.co/2EqWL2C 
     
     
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    • 29 min
    Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

    Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

    Journalist and podcast host Pandora Sykes chats to Nihal about her debut book ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? - a collection of essays which question the perceived wisdom of modern life. 
     
    Pandora chooses objects which inspire her and talks to Nihal about her life-long love of books, why it is so important to shop less and she reads out some of her favourite quotes from when she was a teenager. #PenguinPodcast 
     
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

PSWBWHFswankz ,

This is brilliant

So happy I found this

Denzillion ,

iii - Interesting, Informative and Intriguing

A thoroughly enjoyable listen that gives you an insight into what makes different authors ‘tick’.

LaW2715 ,

Lovely to hear Elvis read live

Always good to hear Elvis play, let alone speak about his book. Locked down from Coronavirus and disappointed his concert was cancelled at the Wales Millennium this March. Looking forward to it being rescheduled. For now I shall enjoy this. Love this interview with Richard E. Grant

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