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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
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London Review Bookshop Podcast London Review of Books

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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

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    Fernanda Eberstadt & Olivia Laing: Bite Your Friends

    Fernanda Eberstadt & Olivia Laing: Bite Your Friends

    Fernanda Eberstadt’s Bite Your Friends is both a history of the body as a site of resistance to power, and a subversive memoir, drawing on a cast of outrageous heroes including Diogenes, Saint Perpetua, Pasolini, Pussy Riot and the political artist Piotr Pavlensky, who nailed his scrotum to the pavement of Red Square to protest Vladimir Putin’s tyranny. Eberstadt was joined at the Bookshop by critic and novelist Olivia Laing, whose latest book The Garden Against Time (Picador) is forthcoming in May 2024.
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    • 57 min
    Clair Wills & Alice Spawls: Missing Persons, or My Grandmother's Secrets

    Clair Wills & Alice Spawls: Missing Persons, or My Grandmother's Secrets

    When Clair Wills was in her twenties, she discovered she had a cousin she had never met. Missing Persons, or My Grandmother’s Secrets is a detective story, memoir and cultural history of Ireland’s Mother and Baby homes. ‘Attending to the ways that the past ruptures and grows through the present’, writes Seán Hewitt, ‘this is a history shaken by intimacy – a brave and rigorously humane book.’ Wills was joined in conversation with Alice Spawls, editor of the LRB and co-editor of After Sex (Silver Press).
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Alexandra Harris & Laurence Scott: The Rising Down

    Alexandra Harris & Laurence Scott: The Rising Down

    Alexandra Harris has previously cast her probing critical eye over poetic and artistic responses to English weather (in Weatherland), and English art of the 1930s and 40s (in Romantic Moderns); now, in The Rising Down (Faber & Faber) she turns it on the West Sussex landscape of her childhood, revealing the layers of buried lives beneath a familiar landscape in a work which the Independent has described as ‘scholarship at its life-enhancing best’. Harris was in conversation with essayist and critic Laurence Scott, author of Picnic Comma Lightning and The Four Dimensional Human.
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    • 53 min
    Adam Shatz & Kevin Okoth: The Rebel's Clinic

    Adam Shatz & Kevin Okoth: The Rebel's Clinic

    Frantz Fanon was only 36 when he died in 1961, but his books and ideas – from White Skin, Black Masks to The Wretched of the Earth – have proved lastingly influential. Adam Shatz’s The Rebel’s Clinic is both a biography of Fanon and an in-depth study of his writing.
    Shatz, the US editor of the London Review of Books and the author of Writers & Missionaries, was joined by Kevin Okoth, author of Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics.
    Listen to Adam discuss Fanon with Judith Butler on Close Readings: https://lrb.me/fanonhc
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rosemary Hill & Rowan Moore: Interwar

    Rosemary Hill & Rowan Moore: Interwar

    At the time of his death in 2017, the architectural critic and historian Gavin Stamp (Private Eye’s ‘Piloti’) had nearly completed his monumental survey of British architecture between the world wars. His wife, the writer and historian Rosemary Hill, has edited the text for publication. Interwar: British Architecture 1919-1939 (Profile) is a refreshing reassessment of the period which looks beyond modernism to give a broader picture of an age of turbulence and contradiction.
    Hill was joined in conversation with Rowan Moore, whose most recent book is Property: The Myth that Built the World (Faber).
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    • 55 min
    Jason Okundaye & Mendez: Revolutionary Acts

    Jason Okundaye & Mendez: Revolutionary Acts

    In Revolutionary Acts (Faber), Jason Okundaye meets an elder generation of Black gay men and listens as they share intimate memories and reflect upon their lives. Through their conversations he traces these men's journeys and arrivals to South London through the seventies, eighties and nineties from the present day, seeking to reconcile the Black and gay narratives of Britain. Okundaye was in conversation with Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk and contributor to the London Review of Books.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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