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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

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    • Society & Culture

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

    A Good Read: Denise Mina and Simon Brett

    A Good Read: Denise Mina and Simon Brett

    ABSENT IN THE SPRING by Agatha Christie (writing as Mary Westmacott) (HarperCollins), chosen by Simon Brett
    IN THE GARDEN OF THE FUGITIVES by Ceridwen Dovey (Penguin), chosen by Denise Mina
    HIDE MY EYES by Margery Allingham (Penguin), chosen by Harriett Gilbert
    Crime writers Denise Mina and Simon Brett join Harriett Gilbert to read each other's favourite books.
    Simon chooses Agatha Christie under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, with Absent In The Spring. It’s a story without any detective and one that, perhaps, reveals a more personal side to Christie's writing.
    Denise picks the novel In the Garden of the Fugitives by South African-Australian author Ceridwen Dovey, an epistolary novel which begins with a letter that breaks seventeen years of silence between a rich, elderly man with a broken heart and his former protegee, a young South African filmmaker.
    And for the occasion of having two crime authors, Harriett Gilbert picks a golden age crime book, Hide My Eyes by Margery Allingham, where private detective Albert Campion finds himself hunting down a serial killer.
    Producer: Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio in Bristol
    Join the conversation @agoodreadbbc Instagram

    • 27 min
    Open Book - Kevin Barry

    Open Book - Kevin Barry

    Johny Pitts talks to Kevin Barry about his new novel, The Heart in Winter

    • 27 min
    Claire Messud

    Claire Messud

    Claire Messud, Kafka and Jiaming Tang

    • 27 min
    A Good Read: Samantha Harvey and Darran Anderson

    A Good Read: Samantha Harvey and Darran Anderson

    QUARTET IN AUTUMN by Barbara Pym, chosen by Samantha Harvey
    MRS CALIBAN by Rachel Ingalls, chosen by Harriett Gilbert
    PHARMACOPOEIA: A DUNGENESS NOTEBOOK by Derek Jarman, chosen by Darran Anderson
    Two award-winning writers share books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
    Produced by Mair Bosworth for BBC Audio

    • 27 min
    A Good Read: Dan Schreiber and Kathryn Hughes

    A Good Read: Dan Schreiber and Kathryn Hughes

    Historian and author Kathryn Hughes and No Such Thing As a Fish presenter Dan Schreiber recommend favourite books to Harriett Gilbert. Kathryn chooses Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes, an exploration of the French writer's life in the form of a novel. Dan's choice is very different - John Higgs taking on the conceptual artists and chart toppers The KLF. Harriett has gone for Michael Ondaatje's novel Warlight, set in a murky and mysterious post-war London.
    Presenter: Harriett Gilbert
    Producer for BBC Audio Bristol: Sally Heaven

    • 27 min
    Open Book - Maggie Nelson

    Open Book - Maggie Nelson

    Octavia Bright talks to Maggie Nelson about Like Love, an anthology of essays which explore art and friendship and criticism. And a new prize for climate fiction.
    Presenter: Octavia Bright
    Producer: Nicola Holloway

    • 27 min

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