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A monthly podcast hosted by Pandora Sykes and Bobby Palmer, who bring a book each to chat about. The one rule: the books have to be more than 2 years old.


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Book Chat Pandora Sykes

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A monthly podcast hosted by Pandora Sykes and Bobby Palmer, who bring a book each to chat about. The one rule: the books have to be more than 2 years old.


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    2. White Teeth & Convenience Store Woman

    2. White Teeth & Convenience Store Woman

    Welcome back to Book Chat, a new monthly books podcast brought to you by novelist Bobby Palmer and journalist Pandora Sykes, which does what it says on the tin: we each bring one book, and we chat. Our one rule? The books have to be more than 2 years old. NB: this is a meaty book chat, not a book review show, so if you have not yet read the books, there will be spoilers.
    For our second episode, Pandora brings White Teeth by Zadie Smith (2000) and Bobby, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (2016, trans. 2019). Both books were huge bestsellers and launched each woman as a "literary sensation". We discuss this tag as well as the books themselves: our favourite bits, how they've aged, and what we'd change.
    Other books/ articles mentioned:
    Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald
    Darling by India Knight
    On Beauty, NW, Intimations, Swing Time and Grand Union by Zadie Smith
    Life Ceremony and Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
    The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
    White Teeth seemed fresh and optimistic in 2000 - how does it read now? by Sam Jordison for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jul/14/white-teeth-2000-how-does-it-read-now-zadie-smith
    Generation Why? by Zadie Smith for The New York Review of Books https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/11/25/generation-why/
    In Defence of Fiction, by Zadie Smith for The New York Review of Books https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/10/24/zadie-smith-in-defense-of-fiction/
    Zadie Smith interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing, for the Louisiana channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LREBOwjrrw
    For Japanese novelist Sayaka Murata, odd is the new normal, by Motoko Rich for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/books/japanese-novelist-sayaka-murata-convenience-store-woman.html
    The future of sex lives in us all, by Sayaka Murata for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opinion/future-sex-society.html
    A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
    Darling by India Knight
    Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald
    The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    Collected Works by Lydia Sandgren
    Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
    White Noise by Don DeLillo
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
    Luster by Raven Leilani
    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
    On Beauty, NW, Intimations, Swing Time and Grand Union by Zadie Smith
    Earthlings and Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata
    You can get in touch bookchatpod@gmail.com.
    Sound by Joel Grove and production by Pandora Sykes.

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    1. Tin Man & Tales of The City

    1. Tin Man & Tales of The City

    Welcome to Book Chat! A new monthly books podcast hosted by Pandora Sykes and Bobby Palmer, which does what it says on the tin: we each bring one book, and we chat. Our one rule? The books have to be more than 2 years old. For our inaugural episode, Bobby has chosen Tin Man by Sarah Winman, and Pandora has chosen Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin. So join us for a meaty book chat and beware for those who have not read the books: there will be spoilers. 
    Other books mentioned:
    The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan
    The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem
    Normal People by Sally Rooney
    Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
    A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
    When God Was A Rabbit and Still Life by Sarah Winman
    Further Tales of The City, Babycakes and Michael Tolliver Lives, by Armistead Maupin
    Clip attributions:
    Sarah Winman on Writer’s Bone podcast, 2018
    Armistead Maupin on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, 2007
    Ian McKellan reads Letter to Mama for Letters Live, 2017
    You can get in touch with us at bookchatpod@gmail.com
    Sound by Joel Grove and production by Pandora Sykes.

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    • 50 min.
    Welcome to Book Chat

    Welcome to Book Chat

    Welcome to Book Chat, a new monthly books podcast hosted by Pandora Sykes and Bobby Palmer which does what it says on the tin: we each bring a book, and we chat. Our one rule? The books have to be more than 2 years old. First episode dropping 1 Dec.


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