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Read boldly. Think differently. The Vintage Books Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday. What are you reading? That’s how great conversations start at Vintage. We publish some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trail-blazers to our red-spine Vintage Classics. We know the thrill of coming across an undiscovered work of genius, of reading a classic that you’ve always meant to, of finding a book that speaks urgently to us and our times. We’re not just publishers, we’re passionate book lovers. #VintageBooksPodcast
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    • 4.3 • 60 Ratings

Read boldly. Think differently. The Vintage Books Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday. What are you reading? That’s how great conversations start at Vintage. We publish some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trail-blazers to our red-spine Vintage Classics. We know the thrill of coming across an undiscovered work of genius, of reading a classic that you’ve always meant to, of finding a book that speaks urgently to us and our times. We’re not just publishers, we’re passionate book lovers. #VintageBooksPodcast
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    Writing and editing a Book of the Year: Monique Roffey and Jeremy Poynting

    Writing and editing a Book of the Year: Monique Roffey and Jeremy Poynting

    Tune in to hear Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch (Costa Book of the Year 2020), in conversation with editor Jeremy Poynting from Peepal Tree Press.
    You can find out more about The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey here: https://bit.ly/33W5Rl3
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    • 20 min
    Art under tyranny: Ai Weiwei

    Art under tyranny: Ai Weiwei

    Tune into hear Ossian Ward in conversation with Ai Weiwei, author of 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. This conversation was recorded in partnership with Penguin Live and Manchester's HOME.
    You can find out more about 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows here: https://bit.ly/3Cyazk5
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    • 17 min
    2021 Booker Prize Winner: Damon Galgut

    2021 Booker Prize Winner: Damon Galgut

    South African writer Damon Galgut, author of The Promise, speaks to Ted Hodgkinson (Head of Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre) just days before it is announced that The Promise has won the 2021 Booker Prize.
    You can find out more about The Promise here: https://bit.ly/306y1rp
    Books and authors mentioned:
    Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf https://bit.ly/3BWMjHX
    Howards End by E. M. Forster https://bit.ly/2ZYO22U
    William Faulkner https://bit.ly/3bOdCK7
    Patrick White https://bit.ly/3kfQ7OF
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    • 36 min
    Delving into the art world. Julian Barnes and Celia Paul: Cape in Conversation

    Delving into the art world. Julian Barnes and Celia Paul: Cape in Conversation

    This year marks 100 years of Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape. To celebrate, we’ve launched Cape in Conversation, a Vintage Books podcast miniseries which will see authors from across the generations and genres of Cape’s list discuss their work and ideas, and give you a flavour of the many kinds of book and different voices that Cape publishes.
    Today, series host Shahidha Bari is in conversation with an artist who writes and a writer whose subject is often art, Celia Paul and Julian Barnes.
    You can find out about Celia Paul’s work here: https://bit.ly/2XEZAqF
    And about Julian Barnes’s work here: https://bit.ly/3B8PADQ
    Julian recommends They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell
    Celia Paul recommends The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
    Bookseller article on the history of Jonathan Cape: https://bit.ly/3wx4n9w
    Host Shahidha Bari is also a Jonathan Cape author – read more about her book and work as a journalist here: https://bit.ly/2RQpYuI
    This was the final episode of Cape in Conversation; do go back and listen to the other episodes in the Vintage Books Podcast feed if you missed them.
    Stay tuned for the next episode of the Vintage Books Podcast. Follow us on Twitter @vintagebooks ᛫ Sign up to the Vintage newsletter to hear all about our new releases, see exclusive extracts and win prizes: sign up here

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    • 38 min
    Small towns, long memories: Bernice McFadden

    Small towns, long memories: Bernice McFadden

    You can find out more about Sugar by Bernice McFadden here: https://bit.ly/3B4Dtbz
    This episode contains explicit language.
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    • 16 min
    Feminist Greek myths? Charlotte Higgins

    Feminist Greek myths? Charlotte Higgins

    This week's episode of the Vintage Books Podcast features an extract from the audiobook of Greek Myths by Charlotte Higgins, illustrated by Chris Ofili.
    Content notice: this episode contains mentions of rape and sexual violence.
    You can find out more about the book here: https://bit.ly/greekmyths_Cs
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    • 20 min

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