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Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.

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Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.

    Bookshelfie: Diane Von Furstenberg

    Bookshelfie: Diane Von Furstenberg

    Join iconic fashion designer and legend of female empowerment Diane Von Furstenberg as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career with Yomi.


    Diane is best known for her groundbreaking “wrap dress” which came out in 1974 and earned her global recognition, becoming a wardrobe staple around the world. It’s still worn by celebrities including Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. But her impact goes well beyond clothing and cosmetics - Diane is also a keen philanthropist and a role model for female empowerment. Her foundation The Diller is the force behind the DVF Awards, which celebrate female leaders, she’s part of Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign and she even designed shirts for Hilary Clinton’s presidential bid. 
     
    Diane’s book choices are: 
     
    ** A Life by Simone Veil
    ** The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir 
    ** My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
    ** Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
    ** Blowout by Rachel Maddow


    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. 




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    • 37 min
    Bookshelfie: Annie Mac

    Bookshelfie: Annie Mac

    DJ, presenter and author Annie Macmanus chooses her five favourite books by women and tells Yomi why she’s outgrown Annie Mac. 


    Annie is best known as a BBC Radio 1 DJ where she currently hosts the flagship daily new music show, Future Sounds. She’s also an incredible club DJ, playing at the world’s biggest venues, events and festivals, and has curated her own festival - Lost and Found - in Malta. Her own podcast - Changes with Annie Macmanus - is all about change and how people deal with it. And this year she’s published her first novel - Mother Mother, which she describes as “a story about family ties, addiction, the resilience of women and the teflon-strength bond that can exist between a mother and a son”  
     
    Annie’s book choices are: 
    ** Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    ** Peig Sayers by Peig Sayers
    ** Unless by Carol Shields
    ** The Green Road by Ann Enright
    ** The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
     
    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. 


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    • 49 min
    Bookshelfie: Deborah Frances-White

    Bookshelfie: Deborah Frances-White

    Stand-up comedian, podcaster and screenwriter Deborah Frances-White explains how a Helene Hanff book got her free tickets for life in London’s West End on this week’s Bookshelfie episode with Yomi Adegoke.
     
    Deborah is host of the hugely successful podcast The Guilty Feminist, which has also been made into a bestselling book. Her solo comedy shows have included Half a Can of Worms, which tackled the issue of her own adoption as a newborn baby and what it was like to eventually meet her biological family, and Cult Following - which told the story of her family’s conversion to Jehovah’s Witnesses when she was teenager. She’s co-written two books on stand up comedy and her debut feature film Say my Name was released in 2019.
     
    Deborah’s book choices are: 
    ** Underfoot in Show Business by Helene Hanff 
    ** The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
    ** Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 
    ** Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy
    ** Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
     
    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years. 


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bookshelfie: Sara Pascoe

    Bookshelfie: Sara Pascoe

    No-one devours books like Sara Pascoe - on this week’s Bookshelfie she tells Yomi how reading novels you might disagree is a good antidote to an increasingly polarised world. 


    Sara is a comedian, writer, actor, podcaster and presenter whose extensive TV credits include regular appearances on panel shows like Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News for You, alongside numerous other TV and radio programmes. She’s also the author of two books exploring gender in the twenty first century - Animals, and her latest book Sex, Power and Money, a Sunday Times Bestseller which is also a hit podcast exploring the realities of sex work, stripping and porn. Plus, Sara was on the judging panel for the Women’s Prize in 2017. 


    Sara’s book choices are: 


    ** The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
    ** I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    ** The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 
    ** Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
    ** Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest  


    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. 


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bookshelfie: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Bookshelfie: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Join special guest - Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career, and her latest release, Notes on Grief, with Yomi Adegoke.


    Chimamanda is an internationally acclaimed author whose novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Women’s Prize in 2007 and was adapted into a film starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as being crowned the ‘Winner of Winners’ from 25 years of Women’s Prize winning novels by public vote at the end of 2020. Chimamanda is also a hugely influential speaker - her 2009 TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story is one of the most viewed TED talks of ALL TIME, and in 2012 she followed up with We Should all Be Feminists. This has also racked up MILLIONS of views, has been published as a book, and sampled by Beyoncé. 


    Chimamanda’s books are: 


    ** The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta
    ** Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez 
    ** The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick 
    ** The Middleman and Other Stories by Bharati Mukherjee
    ** Passbook number F.47927 by Muthoni Likimani 


    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bookshelfie: Elizabeth Day

    Bookshelfie: Elizabeth Day

    Join new host Yomi Adegoke as she explores the Bookshelfie titles which have inspired writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day.

    Elizabeth is an award-winning journalist, the author of six books, spanning fiction and non-fiction, and host of the critically acclaimed hit podcast- How To Fail - which explores how failure can ultimately lead to success. She’s also a judge for this year’s Women’s Prize.

    Elizabeth’s book choices are:

    ** The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye
    ** The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
    ** The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehman
    ** Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
    ** Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

    Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner.

    This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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