Best Books and Writing podcasts (Updated January 2018; image)
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The Dead Authors Podcast
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Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing pr ...
 
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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
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Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
 
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Longform
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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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What Should I Read Next?
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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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Slate's Audio Book Club
Monthly
 
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
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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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I Should Be Writing
Monthly
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
Weekly
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Books and Authors
Weekly
 
This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
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The Writers Panel
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The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
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Fictional
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Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
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Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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Circulating Ideas
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the librarian interview podcast
 
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Club Book
Monthly
 
The Book Club Rewritten
 
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The Next Chapter from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.
 
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World Book Club
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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
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Writers on Writing
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a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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Bookclub
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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
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Homemade Stories
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Short stories and commentary shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.
 
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London Review Podcasts
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LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
 
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Get Booked
Weekly
 
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
 
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After Words
Weekly
 
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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LA Review of Books
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The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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A Podcast of Ice and Fire
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"The delivery and banter can get quite base at times."
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
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This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Please visit us at blinkist.com/simplify to see our new podcast, Simplify!
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast
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Interviews with authors, tips for self-publishing, digital publishing and using Kobo Writing Life
 
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The Writing Podcast
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The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure. It's important to know that there is a distinct ...
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has bec ...
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited
 
Orson Welles is perhaps most famous for his panic-inducing radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds and the award-winning film Citizen Kane. For his entire life though, Welles's obsession was Shakespeare. He produced and starred in Shakespeare plays on Broadway and directed and starred in multiple versions of Shakespeare's work on film, includ ...…
 
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What Should I Read Next?
 
Readers, if you're intrigued by the behind-the-scenes of the publishing industry, this one's for you. In today's new episode I chat with John August, a screenwriter, devoted reader, and author of a brand-new (or soon-to-be) middle grade novel. As of this morning, John also has a brand new podcast out in the world: it’s called LAUNCH, and as som ...…
 
Holly Sorensen (Step Up: High Water; creator, Make It Or Break It); Nick Antosca (creator, Channel Zero); Stacy Rukeyser (Unreal; One Tree Hill)
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Perry Marshall has turned 80/20 into a verb. It's an action you take on your business. It's the central lever to any great strategy. Perry's book 80/20 Sales and Marketing is mandatory reading in many growth oriented companies. It's also one of my favorite books of all time. After reading it, I started giving copies away like I was Oprah. The b ...…
 
In this Guardian Live event, the double Booker winner talks about his new novel A Long Way from Home and the legacy of colonialism in Australia
 
When writer Sherman Alexie’s mother died, he wrote down his memories of growing up poor on an Indian reservation raised by alcoholic parents. His memoir, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” is a raw, funny and tender portrait of his complicated mother.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET Nebraska).
 
How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.
 
Literary families, and the reveal on our recommendations for each other – we’re back after a seasonal break. We’ve missed you! http://www.stuckinabook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Tea-or-Books-episode-51.mp3 In the first half of our 51st episode, we look at families where more than one generation has written, and try to determine whether we t ...…
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Journalist and nonfiction author Kathleen Sharp joins Marrie for the entire hour to talk about all things nonfiction. Finding the stories, interviewing the subjects, shaping mounds of information into a cohesive narrative, research processes, and more. Kathleen is an award-winning journalist and an accomplished speaker. Her works include Mr. an ...…
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Fire and Fury's continued run, more details about PBS' Great American Read, Ferrante going to The Guardian, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson Links discussed in this episode ...…
 
Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses may be the first book we've covered to have caused a full-blown International Incident. Rushdie's notorious fourth novel tackles issues of immigration, identity and revelation, but it's the passages inspired by the life of the prophet Muhammad that sparked the most outrage. Join us for a conversation about ha ...…
 
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The Next Chapter from CBC Radio
 
- Thomas King on the illustrated edition of The Inconvenient Indian- Bedside Books: Tamara Lindeman on Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney- Randy Boyagoda on I Don't Want to Know Anyone Too Well by Norman Levine- Kai Cheng Thom on A Place Called No Homeland- Dog-Eared: Grace O'Connell on The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies-Dennis Le ...…
 
The editors discuss Joshua Bennett’s poem “The Book of Mycah” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Tim Wakeling is an entrepreneur and marketer living in the middle of nowhere in rural Cumbria, my home county. His 'day job' is running The Helpful Book Company, which publishes books and videos that help people learn how to use computers, tablets and the like. He sells directly to the customer, so uses lots of email and direct mail to keep in ...…
 
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Black Authors Network Talk Show
 
Mitch Margo will discuss his new legal thriller, Black Hearts White Minds and his journey to publication. We will also give out copies of the ebook for review purposes! Tell all of your friends and share this announcement today. Thank you. ABOUT THE BOOK Carl Gordon is nothing if not impulsive. He’s a New York Assistant U.S. Attorney who tries ...…
 
Exploring the formative influences that made you a writer is a vastly worthwhile venture. Here's how to move forward into a better understanding of why you're drawn to the kind of stories you write.
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
 
If the Six Million Dollar Man partnered with a Navy SEAL in a CIA / DEA / Etc. partnership to go around the world assaulting drug-cartel compounds, the results might be a little (a LOT) like ... Robert Cain's Cybernarc. Enticed? Other comparisons await you deep in the bowels caverns of this episode! HINT: if it involves a robot with a human fac ...…
 
Leila Slimane discusses her new novel and the iimportance of translating foreign fiction
 
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The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
 
Alan and Shawn are delighted to welcome Michael Drout to The Prancing Pony Podcast! As co-founder and co-editor of the journal Tolkien Studies and multiple books on the Professor, Drout is one of the most prolific Tolkien scholars in the field today. We talk to him about his personal discovery of Tolkien, the future of Tolkien studies and fando ...…
 
On this episode, we focus on the last three sections of Naipaul's novel, "Ivy," "Rooks," and "A Ceremony of Farewell." Within these three sections, we explore the controversy surrounding Naipaul's status as a postcolonial writer, and how such elements are woven into the latter half of "The Enigma of Arrival." As the title says, we also dive int ...…
 
Working lives, luck and corruption on the waterfront in Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach; charismatic leaders and the damage they can do, in Kathryn Heyman, Storm and Grace; an online thriller with smart edges in Chris Brookmyre, Want You Gone
 
Women's March on Washington Co-Chair Linda Sarsour reflects on the 2017 march and what's ahead for the movement. She is interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action.
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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