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Best Worldliterature podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Worldliterature podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Book Nomad is a fortnightly podcast by Muslims for those who love reading, culture and the occasional tough question! Each episode, we explore a book, dive into its themes and see how it applies to our real lives and communities. Instagram: @booknomadpodcast
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
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In this theme-based episode, Alia and I have a (nostalgic) look at children's literature from our own childhoods and more recently. Engaging stories, simple illustrations and lots and lots of food. What does representation mean in children's books? Looking back, what has changed? What is the role of parents in children's reading? For a list of ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Safiya as we discuss Reading fantasy; The world of jinn and Persian mythology; Responsibility and purpose in writing Muslim worlds. Book in focus: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Egypt/Persia). Find Safiya on Instagram and Twitter: @jscherfi Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram ...…
 
On this journey, I explore Do we give an author another try if we don't like a book? Complex characters redeem themselves. How does a connection with nature affect our daily lives? Book in focus: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (UK). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: boo ...…
 
On this journey, I’m joined by Assia and Aeesha as we explore Connecting with books from backgrounds different to our own, Silence speaks, “Where are you really from?” Book in focus: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria). Follow Assia on Instagram and Twitter: @shereadsox. Follow Aeesha on Instagram @thatothernigeriangirl and Tw ...…
 
On this journey, I explore: Faith and parents - what's the relationship? How not to respect women. Novels in verse. Book in focus: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (USA). (Please excuse the background noise at the beginning - that's an experiment I won't be repeating! Keep listening though; it doesn't last for long.) Share your opinions, suggest ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Ameen from Mind Heist podcast as we discuss: Purpose in autobiographies. How sincerity and self-reflection can transform a book. When living life is expecting death. And so much more - this book just keeps giving! Book in focus: The Autobiography of Malcolm X as narrated to Alex Haley (USA). Find Ameen and Mind Hei ...…
 
In this first of the new theme-based episodes, Assia and I explore reading books from countries we know little about! Discovering connections across the world. "A book is not holier than a tweet." © 2019 Assia Reading what we know is more comfortable. Follow Assia on Instagram and Twitter: @shereadsox. Books mentioned Amina's picks Fruit of the ...…
 
On this journey: Appreciating insight into writers' inspiration. People from different backgrounds see relationships differently. Evoking a strong sense of place and emotion through the small details. Book in focus: Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela (Sudan/UK). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram and Facebook: @bo ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Safiya: Do we read certain book genres more critically than others? Workplace struggles: a Muslim experience. When a character's transformation makes us go "hmm..."! Book in focus: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (Canada). Find Safiya on Instagram and Twitter: @jscherfi Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-a ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Sofina: Exploring Malaysia's ethnic landscape, Effectively tackling mental disorders in literature, Navigating sensitive historical events. Book in focus: The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf (Malaysia). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodca ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Sina: Reading habits in Ramadan, Learning from opposing opinions of a book, How age affects the way we perceive the world around us. Books in focus: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (France), The Alchemist (O Alquimista) by Paulo Coelho (Brazil). Follow Sina on Instagram: @sharedivers ...…
 
On this journey: Why read children's books? Representing diversity within minority communities. Seeing yourself in a book changes everything. Book in focus: A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour (Algeria/UK). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - on Twitter: @booknomadpod - by email: booknomadp ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Zakia: The manifestations of power extend beyond physical influence. Can fiction fill the silences in history's narratives? Projecting today's perspectives onto a historical context. Book in focus: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami (Morocco/USA). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: ...…
 
On this journey: Book blurbs destroy books! What is a "good job"? Humans are social beings. Book in focus: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Japan). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - on Twitter: @booknomadpod - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com - on the website: www.booknomad.weeb ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Assia: How do we decide what misrepresentation looks like? These elections are not for you. Do you have to understand everything you read? Because we don't! Book in focus: Au Café by Mohammed Dib (Algeria). Follow Assia on Instagram: @shereadsox. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @ ...…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Assia: Are we more critical of writers from our own social groups? Discover Western Algeria. This writer expects you to be patient! Book in focus: Au Café by Mohammed Dib (Algeria) Follow Assia on Instagram: @shereadsox. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by emai ...…
 
On this journey: What is it about "self-help" books? Respect the teacher? The place for traditional values today. Book in focus: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (USA) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com - on the website: www.booknomad.weebly.com…
 
On this journey: Do you think about the author's personal bias when reading? An unusual style of exploring autobiography and history. Putting an author in a box. And an announcement! Book in focus: China in Ten Words by Hua Yu (China). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpod ...…
 
On this journey: - Reflections on my Reading the World project for 2018, - My top books for 2018, - My reading plan for 2019. I'm sorry about the sound quality! Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.comBy Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - What's your genre identity? - All about manga. - Does power pollute good intentions? Book in focus: Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Japan). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.comBy Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - What makes a book become popular? - Novels: entertainment vs. education. Where's the balance? - Why we need editors. Book in focus: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com…
 
On this journey: - Do we need background knowledge to read critically? - An exploration of childhood trauma. - Complex background characters. Book in focus: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Colombia). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com…
 
On this journey: - Free audiobooks from your local library! - How to explore two sides of a political story with respect. - There's plenty left to learn from children's books. Book in focus: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Mexico/USA) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomad ...…
 
On this journey: - Where do I find my books? - Let's connect with nature. - A lesson in exploring your culture and history without being defensive. Book in focus: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand). Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com…
 
On this journey: - You do know downloading PDF copies of books is stealing, right? - Communists in India?! - Parenting means breaking your own heart. Book in focus: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (India) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Houda: - Rating books from the heart. - Cultural exploration is not always in our comfort zones. - We don't know what's real anymore! Book in focus: The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments - on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast - by email: booknomadpodcast@gmail.com…
 
On this journey I'm joined by Assia: - What happens when you're not the reader the book was written for? - Muslim representation in popular literature in the West. - We need emotional connection! Book in focus: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Follow Assia on Instagram: @shereadsox. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-argumen ...…
 
On this journey: - How much use are the quotes on book covers? - Writer's conflict: representing reality vs. being a moral voice. - Floating along in a rural Kyrgyz summer. Book in focus: Jamilia by Chingiz Aïtmatov. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast.…
 
On this journey: - Literary fiction vs genre fiction: what's the difference? - What would happen if you broke maths? - Sci-fi for sci-fi newbies (like me). Book in focus: Story of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast.By Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - When life gets the better of you, you try a new technique, - A book that dives into an old topic with fresh new perspectives, - Strong opinions on too much nastiness! Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast.By Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - Not all book reviews are created equal, - Can international interest change the literature of a country? - Pride and poverty (and power). Book in focus: Banipal 36: Literature in Yemen Today. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast.By Book Nomad
 
When Adam Freudenheim took over Pushkin Press in 2012, he did so with the aim to start a imprint that focused on children’s books in translation – something he felt passionately about after seeking new and inspiring titles for his own children. That imprint is now something that sets Pushkin apart from other publishers, but with an impressive l ...…
 
When Adam Freudenheim took over Pushkin Press in 2012, he did so with the aim to start a imprint that focused on children’s books in translation – something he felt passionately about after seeking new and inspiring titles for his own children. That imprint is now something that sets Pushkin apart from other publishers, but with an impressive l ...…
 
On this journey: - When do you open the gates to your mind space? - Hey true love, what's the weather like up on your pedestal? - Where have we anchored our principles in our search for change? Book in focus: Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanae. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcast.…
 
Katy Derbyshire’s skilful interpretations have made her a favourite amongst readers of German books in translation. Amongst her many works is Bricks and Mortar, originally written in German by Clemens Meyer, which was published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions and longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International. Katy came to translation tan ...…
 
Katy Derbyshire’s skilful interpretations have made her a favourite amongst readers of German books in translation. Amongst her many works is Bricks and Mortar, originally written in German by Clemens Meyer, which was published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions and longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International. Katy came to translation tan ...…
 
On this journey: - Don't be a know-all, - Reliable writers, - Running away from angry Bedouins. Books in focus: Notes on the Flesh by Shahd Al-Shammari (Kuwait) and Banipal 47: Fiction from Kuwait. Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcastBy Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - Should a book be a mirror? Do we need representation in our reading? - Does it matter if I know about a writer's background before I read their books? - Social media sound bites from the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Books in focus: George Seferis: Collected Poems (Greece) and Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovin ...…
 
How does language shape us? In the face of a growing globalised culture that can sometimes feel uniform, many people are seeking ways to maintain and express their individuality. Language – its history, structure and nuances – is one way in which we can explore our roots: it can help us remember who we are and what makes us unique. In this epis ...…
 
How does language shape us? In the face of a growing globalised culture that can sometimes feel uniform, many people are seeking ways to maintain and express their individuality. Language – its history, structure and nuances – is one way in which we can explore our roots: it can help us remember who we are and what makes us unique. In this epis ...…
 
On this journey: - How we process what we read, - Never judge a book by its blurb, - Our country is our parents? Book in focus: Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak (Turkey) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcastBy Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - A couple of stories on writing dedication - A bit of a rant, but I kept it short! - Exploring love and the homeland. Book in focus: The Bridges of Constantine by Ahlem Mostaghanemi (Algeria) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcastBy Book Nomad
 
On this journey: - What's the Book Nomad all about? - You didn't study this WWII history at school. - Is the Somali network real? Book in focus: Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (Somalia) Share your opinions, suggestions, counter-arguments on Instagram: @booknomadpodcastBy Book Nomad
 
What exactly does a translator do? Despite the Man Booker International literary prize and other initiatives acknowledging the important role translators play in bringing foreign literature to readers, there’s still little understanding of what's actually involved in the craft of translation. In this episode, Matthew Hyde, who translates from R ...…
 
What exactly does a translator do? Despite the Man Booker International literary prize and other initiatives acknowledging the important role translators play in bringing foreign literature to readers, there’s still little understanding of what's actually involved in the craft of translation. In this episode, Matthew Hyde, who translates from R ...…
 
In this episode Latvian writer Pauls Bankovskis explores the delightful strangeness one can find in translated works. He also discusses the author-translator relationship, and what it's like to read his own novels in translation – including the feeling he gets when a translation is right (even if he can't read in the target language). Since 199 ...…
 
In this episode Latvian writer Pauls Bankovskis explores the delightful strangeness one can find in translated works. He also discusses the author-translator relationship, and what it's like to read his own novels in translation – including the feeling he gets when a translation is right (even if he can't read in the target language). Since 199 ...…
 
We've established that reading in translation can change the way you think about the world. In this episode we elaborate on that and go on to explore what it means to be in a gatekeeper position: as publishers and booksellers we have a responsibility to bring diverse voices to our readers. It's Episode Two, so we have two guests. Annie Rutherfo ...…
 
We've established that reading in translation can change the way you think about the world. In this episode we elaborate on that and go on to explore what it means to be in a gatekeeper position: as publishers and booksellers we have a responsibility to bring diverse voices to our readers. It's Episode Two, so we have two guests. Annie Rutherfo ...…
 
We start the series with Allan Cameron, the founder of Vagabond Voices, translator of 24 books, and a writer himself. His most recent novel, Cinico, is a fictional translation of an Italian journalist's travelogue in Scotland. In this episode Allan talks about his favourite work of translation, the role translated work has in politics and shapi ...…
 
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