Book Talk

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Does the highly anticipated new novel by David Mitchell live up to the hype?

Continue reading

Val McDermid

Book Talk: Val McDermid, Kate Tough & Arne Dahl Interviews

Crime heavyweights and a notable debut novelist feature in our final Book Talk podcast

Continue reading

Andrew O'Hagan courtesy of Faber & Faber

The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan

This month, our Book Talk panel turns its attention to the latest book by fantastic Scottish author, Andrew O'Hagan. The Illuminations tells two stories; the first of Anne Quirk, a once-great photographer trying to reconnect with her past, and the second, of her grandson Luke, serving in the...

Continue reading

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Is Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel a classic of the genre?

Continue reading

Lucy Ribchester by Kuba Kolinski

Lucy Ribchester, Elisabeth Gifford and Lucy Hughes-Hallett interviews

Suffragettes, mythology and fascism on this week's podcast

Continue reading

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Is the book that inspired the new Reese Witherspoon film as good as they say?

Continue reading

Jodi Picoult, Helen Macdonald and Tom Barbash interviews

Jodi Picoult, Helen Macdonald and Tom Barbash interviews

Elephants, hawks, and using writing to deal with change and grief

Continue reading

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Does the 2014 Booker Prize winner live up to our panel's expectations?

Continue reading

Martina Cole - Image by Charlotte Murphy

Martina Cole, Jack Wolf and Irving Finkel interviews

Crime, science and Ancient Mesopotamia all feature in this edition of Book Talk

Continue reading

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

This month finds the Book Talk panel reading and discussing The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. Faber's first book in fourteen years is a tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. Peter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now...

Continue reading

Pages