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A literary Podcast with a difference... #books #authors #writers #booklovers #writing #literature

Book Off! Book Off!

    • Arts

A literary Podcast with a difference... #books #authors #writers #booklovers #writing #literature

    Abi Dare and Jeanine Cummins (Could you be, the most beautiful covers in the world!?)

    Abi Dare and Jeanine Cummins (Could you be, the most beautiful covers in the world!?)

    Authors Abi Dare and Jeanine Cummins talk about their latest novels "The Girl With The Louding Voice" and "American Dirt" and the excitement of finally sharing them with the world.


    They go head to head in the Book Off, pitting "Valentine" by Elizabeth Wetmore against Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and talk to Joe Haddow about the reasons behind their stories and what made them want to write them.


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    • 35 min
    Casey Cep and Chris Power (Harper Lee lived with Hall & Oates

    Casey Cep and Chris Power (Harper Lee lived with Hall & Oates

    New Yorker writer and Baille Gifford Prize shortlistee, Casey Cep, goes head to head with short story writer, author and Guardian columnist Chris Power.


    They talk to host Joe Haddow about the great Harper Lee, the importance of short stories and if it's ever possible to win the caption competition in The New Yorker magazine.


    And in the Book Off, Alvaro Enrigue's "Sudden Death" is put up against Marilynne Robinson's debut novel, "Housekeeping" For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    Candice Carty-Williams and Katy Brand (Grab your trumpet, you've pulled)

    Candice Carty-Williams and Katy Brand (Grab your trumpet, you've pulled)

    Comedian and author Katy Brand goes head to head in the Book Off with author and screenwriter Candice Carty-Williams. They talk to host Joe Haddow about Dirty Dancing, playing the trumpet and taking characters from the page to the screen. There are also many laughs along the way...


    Sue Townsend's "The Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13/3" is put against "Angus Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison in the Book Off, but who will win? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    Brett Anderson and Lemn Sissay (Person V Persona)

    Brett Anderson and Lemn Sissay (Person V Persona)

    Singer, Songwriter and author Brett Anderson goes head to head in the Book Off with award winning poet and author Lemn Sissay.


    The Suede front man talks about his new memoir and how the music press of the 1990s effected him, as well as reflecting on how writing has helped knowing himself better.


    And the official poet of the 2012 Olympics discusses his new memoir, telling the story of growing up in foster care and not finding out his real name until he was 17. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    Adele Parks and Lucy Foley (Don't steal the horn!)

    Adele Parks and Lucy Foley (Don't steal the horn!)

    Bestselling author and Costa Book Awards judge Adele Parks goes head to head with journalist, author and former editor Lucy Foley in the Book Off!


    They talk about their writing techniques, their latest books "Lies Lies Lies" and "The Hunting Party" and put Zoe Heller's "Notes On A Scandal" up against "The Lady Vanishes" by Ethel Lina White! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Lisa Jewell and Catherine Steadman (I only know what I'm writing when I'm writing it)

    Lisa Jewell and Catherine Steadman (I only know what I'm writing when I'm writing it)

    Bestselling author Lisa Jewell (Ralph's Party) goes head to head with Downton Abbey actor Catherine Steadman in the Book Off. They talk to host Joe Haddow about sharing their work with their partners, the bReece Witherspoon and why a house can be such a scary character ina book. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min

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