The Guardian Books Podcast

The Guardian Books Podcast

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast

This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look...

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Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to the poet about his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous...

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Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Jacobson about his new novel, and discuss the compelling career...

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Intolerance is rising in Europe, but can writers find hope? – books podcast

with Johny Pitts and Roger Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at...

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Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America – books podcast

The outgoing US poet laureate talks about her career, and we chat about the work of Alice Oswald,...

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Bernadine Evaristo and Lene Wold – books podcast

This podcast contains descriptions of violence which some may find distressing. Help support our...

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What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri – books podcast

For Refugee Week, two writers discuss their experiences as asylum seekers and the challenges...

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Women's prize winner Tayari Jones and Sandra Newman – books podcast

On this week’s show, we meet the author of An American Marriage fresh from her win, and speak to...

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Hay festival special with Pat Barker, John Lanchester, Max Porter and more – books podcast

Claire and Sian bring you some of the highlights from the annual books festival held in the Welsh...

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Inside the world of trauma cleaners – books podcast

Sarah Krasnostein talks about her biography The Trauma Cleaner and we remember children’s author...

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The life of Alexander von Humboldt, plus foraging for food – books podcast

On this week’s show, Andrea Wulf shares her new graphic novel biography of Alexander von Humboldt...

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'You can't sustain a career on shocking people': is Bret Easton Ellis genuine? – books podcast

The American Psycho author talks about the reactions to his first book in 10 years, and we...

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Heida: the Icelandic model who became a shepherd – books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to Heida Ásgeirsdóttir about her life as a farmer, and to Irish...

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Joe Dunthorne and Sarah Crossan on poetry and fiction – books podcast

On this week’s show, Crossan talks about using poetry in her novel-in-verse Toffee and Dunthorne...

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Are we too reverent with William Shakespeare? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we sit down with Shakespeare expert Emma Smith and novelist Tash Aw talks...

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The Man Booker international shortlist and Nicole Flattery – books podcast

On this week’s show, we discuss the 2019 shortlist for the best fiction in translation with Boyd...

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Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Ian Maleney on soil, family and loss – books podcast

This week we hear two contrasting approaches to eternal questions of belonging, plus regional...

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Nina Stibbe and the price of an expert bookseller – books podcast

This week we talk comedy with Nina Stibbe and turn to the serious topic of booksellers’ pay. Help...

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Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? – books podcast

On this week’s show, academic Robin DiAngelo talks about her book White Fragility and Margaret...

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Therapy on the couch, plus the London book fair – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to AK Benjamin and Anthony Good about two very different takes on...

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