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Going beyond the book with a wide range of authors to discover the story behind the books we love.

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Going beyond the book with a wide range of authors to discover the story behind the books we love.

    Marian Keyes

    Marian Keyes

    Rejoice! For Marian Keyes is back with another hilarious novel which follows Anna Walsh's move from New York back to Ireland, leaving expensive beauty products and easy access to HRT behind, for a moving confrontation with her past - and some small-town politics. We spoke with her about the surprisingly personal inspiration for this new tale, changing your personal narrative and what it takes to forgive people.

    • 29 min
    Chimene Suleyman

    Chimene Suleyman

    When Chimene Suleyman went to an abortion clinic with her partner, she had no idea that this would be the last time she would see him; even less that she was not the only woman to have been manipulated and betrayed by him. In a frank and revelatory conversation we speak with her about the social media post that united these women in their experience, the chain of support they were able to offer each other, and how the persistent misogyny that allowed smart and self-aware women to be duped in this way must be interrogated and challenged.

    • 30 min
    Stuart Turton

    Stuart Turton

    With a debut that became an immediate bestseller and a second novel that joined his first as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, we were of course front of queue to find out where Stuart Turton might take us with his latest book. Did anyone guess a crime thriller set in a utopian community made up of the last humans on earth after a catastrophe has wiped out most of humanity? We sat down with him to talk about the hurdles of writing, how he got over them, and why he’s enjoying creating his fictional worlds more now than ever.

    • 26 min
    Dr. Charan Ranganath

    Dr. Charan Ranganath

    If you’ve ever seen someone in the supermarket who you’re sure you know, but can’t remember their name, or had the answer for something on the tip of your tongue, or had that sense of deja-vu; this is the book for you. Using the latest memory research, neuroscientist Dr. Charan Ranganath helps us to understand more about how memory works, why it’s important to forget, and some tips to help you remember that person in the supermarket.

    • 24 min
    Anna Jones

    Anna Jones

    Anna Jones has always been a passionate advocate for vibrant, sustainable cooking that places vegetables centre stage. In her latest book, Easy Wins, she highlights 12 hero ingredients that will allow you to get maximum flavour into your food with minimum effort, the perfect solution for those who don’t want to compromise on taste but may have limited time to prepare meals. We visited her kitchen to whip up a little something and to find out more about the philosophy behind the book and to get some great tips and tricks to transform your culinary life.

    • 39 min
    Gary Stevenson

    Gary Stevenson

    Growing up in the shadow of Canary Wharf’s towers, Gary Stevenson always yearned for more. In an eye-opening conversation we learn how a simple card game changed his life and how a nose for how the world turns combined with a skill for maths led him to become the most successful trader in one of the world’s largest banks. Featuring larger-than-life characters we discuss why making millions from wealth inequality led to him leaving the obscene bonuses behind in an attempt to alert people to a dangerously broken system. This is The Trading Game.

    • 33 min

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