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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

    Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast

    Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast

    We welcome not one but two Costa winners, as the victors in the novel and the debut fiction categories join us in the studio. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 38 min
    Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt

    Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt

    The novelist explains her sudden decision to write her controversial thriller, and we hail TS Eliot prize winner Roger Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 39 min
    Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast

    Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast

    On this week’s show, the novelist explains how she came to write about her insomnia and we consider why indie bookshops are booming in the UK and Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min
    Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast

    Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast

    This week, the creator of the biggest child villain in literature talks about comedy writing and seeing his creation adapted by Disney. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 32 min
    Our favourite books of 2019, and the most exciting books of 2020 – books podcast

    Our favourite books of 2019, and the most exciting books of 2020 – books podcast

    Priya Basil talks about the dynamics of the dinner table and her book Be My Guest, and we chat about the best books of the year. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 36 min
    Ben Lerner and Meena Kandasamy on autofiction – books podcast

    Ben Lerner and Meena Kandasamy on autofiction – books podcast

    Ben Lerner and Meena Kandasamy talk about drawing on their most embarrassing and vulnerable moments to write fiction. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min

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Fascinatingly diverse range of books discussed, great clips from live events and engaging presenters.

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