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Conversations with internationally acclaimed authors, recorded live from our bookshop in the heart of Paris. Hosted by S&Co Literary Director, Adam Biles. Paid subscribers get access to regular “classic” episodes featuring some of the most brilliant writers to visit us over the years, as well as bonus episodes recorded at the bookshop and around Paris. Money raised through subscriptions goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit association.
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Shakespeare and Company: Writers, Books and Paris Shakespeare and Company

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    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

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Conversations with internationally acclaimed authors, recorded live from our bookshop in the heart of Paris. Hosted by S&Co Literary Director, Adam Biles. Paid subscribers get access to regular “classic” episodes featuring some of the most brilliant writers to visit us over the years, as well as bonus episodes recorded at the bookshop and around Paris. Money raised through subscriptions goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit association.
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/shakespeare-and-company-writers-books-and-paris/id1040121937?l=en
Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandco
Subscribe on Spotify here: https://anchor.fm/sandco
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    👨🏼✨Mohsin Hamid, The Last White Man✨👨🏾

    👨🏼✨Mohsin Hamid, The Last White Man✨👨🏾

    The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid’s startling new novel, holds up a shattered mirror to readers, reflecting back a recognisable, but heightened and reconfigured version of our world.
    One morning Anders, a white man, wakes up to find that his skin is now dark — with no indication as to how this has happened, or why now, why to him. Anders must reckon with this metamorphosis, how it changes the way he looks at himself, how others look at him, and how he looks at others looking at him… The Last White Man somehow feels at once like an age-old story, and something strikingly new and causes readers to reflect upon the preconceptions and prejudices that structure our lives.

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    Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of Exit West, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilizations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Listen to Alex Freiman’s Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
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    • 52 min
    Jim Haynes: A Counter-Cultural Legend Remembered

    Jim Haynes: A Counter-Cultural Legend Remembered

    “Some people say that when they are happy they sing and dance. But I say, when I sing and dance, I am happy… You have a duty to yourself to do something about your situation. So sing and dance, be happy, take a hot shower, make love, whatever… You want a cure for your unhappiness? Get yourself a lover.”

    Exclusive to subscribers. In January 2021 Paris lost one of its most legendary figures—Jim Haynes. In this recently unearthed interview with Adam Biles, Haynes talks about his childhood in Louisiana and Venezuela, opening the UK’s first paperback bookstore, his friendship with Henry Miller, the legendary 1962 International Writers Conference, London in the Sixties, hanging out with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the demystification of sexuality and art, where the sexual revolution went wrong, founding the International Times (IT), SUCK Magazine and The Wet Dream Film Festival, travelling on a World Passport, the May 1968 protests and – if you can believe it – much more besides.

    ⏳Time Travel, Autofiction & Never-ending Book Tours, with Emily St John Mandel⌛

    ⏳Time Travel, Autofiction & Never-ending Book Tours, with Emily St John Mandel⌛

    Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility is a book of large scope—spanning more than four centuries—and even larger ideas. In fewer than 300 pages we take in pandemics, time travel and colonialism—of both lunar and early-20th Century varieties. What keeps our feet on solid ground is Emily St John Mandel’s elegant, light-touch prose, her almost preternatural gift for spinning a story, and perhaps above all else the convincing, compassionately-told human stories at its core.
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    Emily St. John Mandel was born in Canada and studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Her novels are Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, The Lola Quartet, Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel. She lives in New York City.
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Listen to Alex Freiman’s Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
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    • 45 min
    🎓😵‍💫Disorientation: A Wild Satire of 21st-Century Campus Life, with Elaine Hsieh Chou😵‍💫🎓

    🎓😵‍💫Disorientation: A Wild Satire of 21st-Century Campus Life, with Elaine Hsieh Chou😵‍💫🎓

    This week we welcome former S&Co bookseller, Elaine Hsieh Chou, to discuss Disorientation, a campus novel retooled for the 21st century. Disorientation rushes headlong into some of the most fractious debates that are animating college campuses across the world: systemic injustice in academia, freedom of expression, and safe spaces, not forgetting the specific obstacles and prejudices faced by Asian Americans as they work to get a foothold on the academic ladder.
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    Elaine Hsieh Chou is a Taiwanese American writer from California. A 2017 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow at NYU and a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, her short fiction appears in The Normal School, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, Tin House Online and Ploughshares. Her debut novel DISORIENTATION is out from Penguin Press (US) and will be out from Picador (UK) on July 21, 2022. Her short story collection WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM? is forthcoming from Penguin Press.
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Listen to Alex Freiman’s Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
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    • 57 min
    🇬🇧🔨How Britain Broke the World, with Arthur Snell🔨🇬🇧

    🇬🇧🔨How Britain Broke the World, with Arthur Snell🔨🇬🇧

    This week we’re joined by former diplomat Arthur Snell to discuss How Britain Broke the World: War, Greed and Blunders from Kosovo to Afghanistan, 1997-2021, his compelling and convincing account of the outsized role Britain has played in provoking or exacerbating many of the international crises of the past few decades.

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    After graduating from Oxford with a first class degree in history, Arthur Snell joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. A fluent Arabic speaker, he served in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Yemen, and Iraq. He headed the international strand of the UK Government’s Prevent counterterrorism programme. He is currently a geopolitical consultant and host of the hit podcast Doomsday Watch.
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
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    • 58 min
    🥵🌍From the Archives: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells🌍🥵

    🥵🌍From the Archives: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells🌍🥵

    Exclusive to subscribers. As huge swathes of the world bake in a climate-change induced heatwave, listen again to this startling 2019 conversation with David Wallace-Wells, whose book The Uninhabitable earth presents a stark and compelling argument for action. All money raised from subscriptions supports Friends of Shakespeare and Company, the bookshop’s non-profit association.

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