Beyond the Book is presented by Literary Affairs a literary lifestyle company that has been promoting great literature and fostering a community of book lovers for two decades. Beyond the Book offers book club style salons with best-selling and literary debut authors, literary talks on classic novels, professionally facilitated book groups, panel discussions and cultural conversations related to current books. Each audio or video episode is curated by Literary Affairs founder and leader Julie Robinson to inspire thoughtful conversations and continue our mission of bringing together readers and writers. We know that we are not alone in feeling that reading books enriches our lives, deepens our humanity and helps us better understand and have compassion for the world we live in. With Beyond the Book podcasts you don’t just have to read a book you can experience it along with us.
VIET THANH NGUYEN on THE COMMITTED
This Beyond the Book interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was recorded in April 2021 at an online Books & Bathrobes event to benefit Stop AAPI Hate. The in-depth book club style conversation about The Committed was a wonderful continuation of the discussion Julie Robinson had with Viet about his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Sympathizer. Readers will appreciate the insight into the continued confessional writing of his unnamed narrator and the long term cost of colonialism on individuals and cultures.
ANNA SOLOMON on THE BOOK OF V.
This Beyond the Book interview with Anna Solomon was recorded in May 2020 at an online Books & Bathrobes event. In celebration of the paperback release, we are sharing this conversation about The Book of V. Read the book, then enjoy this in depth book club-style conversation with Anna Solomon and Julie Robinson.
KILEY REID on SUCH A FUN AGE
This Beyond the Book interview with Kiley Reid was recorded in May 2020 at an online Books & Bathrobes event. In celebration of the paperback release, we are sharing this conversation about Such a Fun Age. Read the book, then enjoy this in depth book club-style conversation with Kiley Reid and Julie Robinson.
JANELLE BROWN on PRETTY THINGS
This Beyond the Book interview with Janelle Brown was recorded in May 2020 at an online Books & Bathrobes event. In celebration of the paperback release, we are sharing this conversation about Pretty Things. Read the book, then enjoy this in depth book club-style conversation with Janelle Brown and Julie Robinson.
YAA GYASI on TRANSCENDENT KINDOM
In this episode we welcomed back Medici Book Club Prize winner Yaa Gyasi to discuss her latest novel Transcendent Kingdom. In this book club style conversation, Yaa talks about the shifts she had to make to create a completely different novel from her debut. She also told us what she read before and during the writing process that impacted her craft and how she approached race, culture and geography in her work.
LISA SEE on THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN
This Beyond the Book interview with Lisa See was recorded April 2020 at an online Books & Bathrobes event. In celebration of Women’s History Month we are publishing Lisa’s discussion about The Island of Sea Women. The in depth book club-style conversation with Julie Robinson focused on female friendships, loss, resilience and forgiveness.
A really insightful deep dive into new literature with a great mission statement. Loved it, keep up the good work!
Such a treat. Helps you delver deeper into the book. Love it!
5 stars!!! +++
This podcast is truly in the title Beyond the Book. I am left so fulfilled after listening to each episode and highly recommend this to all book lovers out there who love diving much deeper!