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Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers Monocle

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Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.

    Romesh Gunesekera

    Romesh Gunesekera

    The accolades that Sri Lankan-born novelist Romesh Gunesekera has received include being shortlisted for the Booker prize and having a novel on the ‘New York Times’ list of notable books. He joins Georgina Godwin – and her dog – for a walk and a discussion about home, identity, conflict and his latest book, ‘Suncatcher’.

    • 30 min
    Monocle Reads: Sean Ashton

    Monocle Reads: Sean Ashton

    ‘Sampler’ is a selection of encyclopaedia entries written by poets. The book is edited by Sean Ashton, who speaks to Georgina Godwin about the collection and his memoir, ‘Living in a Land’, which is written entirely in sentences constructed in the negative.

    • 12 min
    Oksana Zabuzhko

    Oksana Zabuzhko

    Oksana Zabuzhko is Ukraine’s leading author, best known for her novel ‘Field Work in Ukrainian Sex’, as well as her magnum opus ‘The Museum of Abandoned Secrets’. She speaks to Georgin Godwin about her work and her new book of short stories, ‘Your Ad Could Go Here’, which takes a look at the more mundane, and often forgotten, aspects of Ukrainian life.

    • 30 min
    Monocle Reads: Annie Zaidi

    Monocle Reads: Annie Zaidi

    Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, poet and reporter Annie Zaidi about her latest book, ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. Part memoir and part reportage, it won the Nine Dots Prize, which celebrates creative thinking around contemporary societal issues.

    • 16 min
    Gill Bennett

    Gill Bennett

    Gill Bennett was chief historian at the UK Foreign Office for 40 years. She tells Georgina Godwin about her new book, ‘The Zinoviev Letter’, which investigates the murky world of espionage and global conspiracy in the 1920s.

    • 30 min
    Monocle Reads: Mark Honigsbaum

    Monocle Reads: Mark Honigsbaum

    Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, journalist and medical historian Mark Honigsbaum. His latest book, ‘The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris’, looks at how, despite a century of medical development, pandemics still take us by surprise.

    • 19 min

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