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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

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    • 4.3, 132 Ratings

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Wannawonk ,

Favorite weekly roundup of English writing

Consistently intelligent conversations about & with contemporary English language authors. Great way to stay up to date with the latest in the literary world!

ChiCricketFan ,

recent changes to the podcast

I always enjoy listening to the Guardian Books podcast. But for heaven's sakes, get rid of the audio "leaders" that now begin every episode. The recent episode on Latin American poetry, for example, was prefaced by two or three minutes of random sounds that included newsreaders intoning authorial obituaries, decontextualized snippets of prose and poetry, and someone playing an accordion badly. Such additions do nothing for the podcast and indeed may form an obstacle for some listeners. I, for my part, scroll past this material until I reach the point where the show actually begins. In brief, less style and more substance is warranted. Thank you!

Ollapop ,

Why

Why is it not possible to get older podcasts here? It is only possible to do on the web page, and there you can only load on per page, its idiotic!

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