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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

    Little Atoms 676 - Robert Jones Jr's The Prophets

    Little Atoms 676 - Robert Jones Jr's The Prophets

    Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned both his B.F.A. in creative writing and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Essence and The Paris Review. He is the creator of the social justice social media community, Son of Baldwin. He talks to Neil about his debut novel The Prophets.
     
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    Little Atoms 675 - Rebecca Watson's little scratch

    Little Atoms 675 - Rebecca Watson's little scratch

    Rebecca Watson talks to Neil about her debut novel little scratch, which was published recently to critical acclaim. She is one of The Observer’s 10 best debut novelists of 2021. Watson writes for publications including the TLS, Granta and the Guardian, and is part-time Assistant Arts Editor at the Financial Times. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the White Review Short Story Prize.
     
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    • 28 min
    Little Atoms 674 - Francis Spufford's Light Perpetual

    Little Atoms 674 - Francis Spufford's Light Perpetual

    Francis Spufford returns to Little Atoms to talk to Neil about his new novel Light Perpetual.
     
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    Little Atoms 673 - Sara Seager's The Smallest Lights in the Universe

    Little Atoms 673 - Sara Seager's The Smallest Lights in the Universe

    Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. She talks about her new memoir The Smallest Lights in the Universe, about juggling being a MacArthur award winning astrophysicist with being a widowed single-mother, and brings Neil up to speed with the latest news in the hunt for exo-planets.
     
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    Little Atoms 672 - Max Porter's The Death of Francis Bacon

    Little Atoms 672 - Max Porter's The Death of Francis Bacon

    Max Porter is the author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the recipient of the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award. He talks to Neil about painting with words in his latest book The Death of Francis Bacon.
     
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    Little Atoms 671 - Torrey Peters' Detransition, Baby

    Little Atoms 671 - Torrey Peters' Detransition, Baby

    Torrey Peters lives in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She is the author of two novellas, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker. She talks to Neil about ideas of motherhood, ethical surgery, the politically fraught concept of detransitioning and what trans women and divorced cis women have in common in her debut novel Detransition, Baby.
     
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