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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

    Colin Burrow: Fiction and the Age of Lies

    Colin Burrow: Fiction and the Age of Lies

    The line between making a fiction and telling a lie has been blurry at least since Homer, and liars – from Odysseus and Iago to Austen’s Wickham and beyond – have often played central parts within fictions. This lecture will aim to tell some (though not all) of the truth about the relationship between lies and fiction from Homer to Ian McEwan, and will ask if fiction has responded adequately to the maggoty abundance of lies in public life at the present time.
    Colin Burrow delivers the first of the LRB's 2020 Winter Lectures, from the British Museum.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Alan Bennett’s Diary for 2019

    Alan Bennett’s Diary for 2019

    Alan Bennett reads his Diary for 2019, with a few little extra bits.
    Read the Diary here: https://lrb.me/bennett2019pod
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    • 31 min
    The LRB at 40: Jeremy Harding, Adam Shatz and Nikita Lalwani

    The LRB at 40: Jeremy Harding, Adam Shatz and Nikita Lalwani

    In the last of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Jeremy Harding and Adam Shatz talk to Nikita Lalwani about their work for the paper, with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East.
    Due to some problems with the audio recording, this is a slightly abridged version of the event.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The LRB at 40: Nell Dunn, Tessa Hadley and Joanna Biggs on women in fiction

    The LRB at 40: Nell Dunn, Tessa Hadley and Joanna Biggs on women in fiction

    As part of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Nell Dunn and Tessa Hadley talk to Joanna Biggs, one of the LRB's editors, about fictional representations of women’s everyday lives.
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    Tessa Hadley
    Nell Dunn
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    • 53 min
    The LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair on London

    The LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair on London

    As part of our series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the LRB, longtime contributors Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair talked to the LRB’s digital editor, Sam Kinchin-Smith, about London, through the lens of pieces they've written for the paper.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The LRB at 40: Katrina Forrester and William Davies on the crisis of liberalism

    The LRB at 40: Katrina Forrester and William Davies on the crisis of liberalism

    As part of our series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Katrina Forrester and William Davies discuss political crisis, and in particular the crisis of liberalism, through the lens of pieces they've written for the paper.


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    • 1 hr 6 min

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