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Intimate conversations with authors and guests about literature.

    What have I learned? ᛫ Kamala Harris

    What have I learned? ᛫ Kamala Harris

    In this episode we share a special episode from the audiobook of The Truths We Hold by US Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris.


    You can find out more about The Truths We Hold here, now available in paperback, ebook and audiobook:
    http://bit.ly/2JbWGC2


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    • 33 min
    Feminist Fairy Tales? ᛫ Malorie Blackman, Kamala Shamsie, Rebecca Solnit and Jeanette Winterson

    Feminist Fairy Tales? ᛫ Malorie Blackman, Kamala Shamsie, Rebecca Solnit and Jeanette Winterson

    Can fairy tales be feminist? We have published a new Vintage Classics Series, 'A Fairy Tale Revolution', featuring four stories remixed and reimagined by the incredible writers, Malorie Blackman (Blueblood), Kamala Shamsie (Duckling), Rebecca Solnit (Cinderella Liberator), and Jeanette Winterson (Hansel and Greta). The four beautiful books are illustrated by Laura Barrett.


    You can find out more about the four books here at the Penguin Shop:
    http://bit.ly/3mtWHPS
     
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    Special episode: 'Home' ᛫ Black Ballad & Diana Evans

    Special episode: 'Home' ᛫ Black Ballad & Diana Evans

    We wanted to mark the Vintage Books Podcast's 10th anniversary with something special. Join us for a unique Christmas episode created by Black Ballad, featuring Head of Editorial at Black Ballad, Jendella Benson, in conversation with award-winning author Diana Evans. The topic of conversation is 'Home', and the discussion touches on Black Lives Matter, Black British identity today, and Diana's career as a writer.


    Black Ballad is an award-winning, UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.


    Let us know your thoughts on home, the British canon or anything else on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @vintagebooks and @blackballaduk in your posts.


    You can find out more about Diana Evans' books here: https://bit.ly/dianaevansbooks


    Other books mentioned:
    - Lara by Bernardine Evaristo
    - The Street by Biyi Bandele-Thomas
    - Small Island by Andrea Levy


    Check out Black Ballad's The Survival Guide, a podcast on motherhood: listen here or search on your usual podcast app.


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    Nurses and the courage to care ᛫ Christie Watson

    Nurses and the courage to care ᛫ Christie Watson

    Nurses have never been more important. In this episode, author Christie Watson is in conversation with Marverine Cole, discussing her nursing career of twenty years, motherhood, coping with life during a pandemic, and her new book. The Courage to Care is about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness.


    In The Courage to Care Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. We benefit from nurses' expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.


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    Norwegian Wood ᛫ Haruki Murakami

    Norwegian Wood ᛫ Haruki Murakami

    In this episode we are celebrating Haruki Murakami, a writer who has been delighting readers with his unique blend of the surreal and the familiar for over 40 years. To mark the publication of new audio editions of Murakami's beloved works, here is a special extract from Norwegian Wood, a novel published in 1987, which turned him into a literary phenomenon and which continues to delight readers new and old.


    To find out more about the new audio editions of Murakami's works, you can search for them on your usual audiobook app or click the links below:


    Norwegian Wood – https://bit.ly/2IiNRGu
    Kafka on the Shore – https://bit.ly/2IeTdCm
    A Wild Sheep Chase – https://bit.ly/2UbgiIJ
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – https://bit.ly/32nxyPK
    The Elephant Vanishes – https://bit.ly/3eCj2s5


    You can also find our previous episode, 'Translating Murakami ᛫ Ted Goossen' here – https://bit.ly/3eCj2s5


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    Voices of the Windrush Generation ᛫ Colin Grant

    Voices of the Windrush Generation ᛫ Colin Grant

    As part of our celebrations for Black History Month we are celebrating and spotlighting the stories from the book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant. Here's a special extract from the book which draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. Find out more about Homecoming here: http://bit.ly/Homecoming_CG


    Listen to the Vintage Books Podcast episode when we chatted to author Colin Grant here or search for 'The history we don't hear about ᛫ Colin Grant ᛫ Vintage Books Podcast'.


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57 Ratings

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Fascinating to find various sparks that guides authors and readers to books. The only downside is some episodes just abruptly end or this is an error on my part?

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Lena’s conversations with authors are always so down to earth and engaging: the only downside with the podcast is how many books it has made me buy!

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