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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.

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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.

    Can the Greek myths be read as feminist? Charlotte Higgins

    Can the Greek myths be read as feminist? 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
    Kamila Shamsie and Sunjeev Sahota: Authorship and Writing Histories

    Kamila Shamsie and Sunjeev Sahota: Authorship and Writing Histories

    China Room by Sunjeev Sahota is the story of Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, and that of a young man who in 1999 travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its china room locked and barred. To celebrate its publication and being longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, in this episode, Ted Hodgkinson talks to Kamila Shamsie and Sunjeev Sahota about China Room, authorship, writing histories, and more.


    You can find out more about China Room by Sunjeev Sahota here: https://bit.ly/33lucwP


    You can find out more about Kamila Shamsie's books here: https://bit.ly/3DQbDBF


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    • 40 min
    Alison Bechdel and Anne Enright: Cape in Conversation

    Alison Bechdel and Anne Enright: 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 two authors, Alison Bechdel and Anne Enright.
     
    You can find out more about Alison Bechdel's work here: https://bit.ly/37IDGUV
     
    And about Anne Enright's here: http://bit.ly/3bXotQM
     
    You can find out more about the history of Jonathan Cape here: 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
     
    Shahidha will be back for Cape in Conversation on the Vintage Books podcast in six weeks, where she’ll be talking to two more writers, Celia Paul and Julian Barnes.


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    • 41 min
    How to fix our world: Ed Miliband

    How to fix our world: Ed Miliband

    This week's episode features an extract from the audiobook of GO BIG: How To Fix Our World by Ed Miliband.


    You can find out more about GO BIG here – https://bit.ly/2UJFZUS
    Tune into the Cheerful Book Club and join Ed Miliband, Geoff Lloyd and friends for a conversation about the biggest ideas in non-fiction books – https://bit.ly/3y4QJM2


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    • 32 min
    Letters to Camondo: Edmund de Waal

    Letters to Camondo: Edmund de Waal

    This week's episode features a special extract from the audiobook of Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal, author of the bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes.


    You can find out more about Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal here: https://bit.ly/3vdOft0


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    • 20 min
    The Power of Queer Reading: Amrou Al-Kadhi and Naoise Dolan

    The Power of Queer Reading: Amrou Al-Kadhi and Naoise Dolan

    How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? We Can Do Better Than This is an anthology in which 35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future. The editor, Amelia Abraham, talks to two of the contributors, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Naoise Dolan, about the power of queer reading.


    You can find out more about the books here:
    We Can Do Better Than This: https://bit.ly/3gYSDI1
    Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi: https://bit.ly/3w19DRY
    Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan: https://bit.ly/3A2J6Ha


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    • 46 min

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