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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers Podcast

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers Podcast

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Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.


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Irvine Welsh

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 22, 2017


Georgina Godwin meets Irvine Welsh, the hugely acclaimed and often controversial author who defined a generation with his debut novel ‘Trainspotting’. In his new book ‘The Blade Artist’, Begbie is back. Find out how this bad boy of Glasgow has reinvented himself – and how the author has too.

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Donna Leon

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 15, 2017


Leon is a crime writer and one of Venice’s greatest chroniclers; her fans include Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. She’s written 26 books, been translated into 35 languages – though, crucially, not Italian – and sold millions of copies all over the world.

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Samantha Shannon

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 8, 2017


Author of ‘The Bone Season’, Samantha Shannon wrote her first book at 15 and signed a six-figure book deal for a seven-book adventure series at just 21. Here she talks about growing up in London, “hanging out in Camden market pretending to be a goth”, the importance of experimentation and the third instalment in her series ‘The Song Rising’.

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John Boyne

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 1, 2017


Irish novelist John Boyne’s ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ sold more than nine million copies and changed his life dramatically. He tells Georgina Godwin about his school days – “beatings and abuse were taken for granted” – and his work as a writer. Plus: how his new book ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’ examines issues close to his life.

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Polish literature at The London Book Fair

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 25, 2017


Born and based in rural Poland, Olga Tokarczuk trained as a psychologist – but after discovering she was more neurotic than her clients she quit to became an author. We visit the London Book Fair to speak to her about her unconventional books – and also meet Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher series.

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 18, 2017


It’s the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word and brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to promote education and the love of reading and writing. We visit the Dubai festival to hear from crime writer Piyush Jha and editor of India’s ‘Screen’ magazine Priyanka Sinha Jha. We also hear from musicians, poets and some of the voices behind the festival.

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Jeffrey Archer

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 11, 2017


This week’s sun-drenched episode comes from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai. Georgina Godwin catches up with Jeffrey Archer, whose books have been published in 97 countries, in more than 37 languages and sold more than 270 million copies worldwide. We also hear from the festival CEO Isobel Abulhoul, who tells us why she started the annual event back in 2009.

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Catherine Mayer

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 4, 2017


The momentum of the feminist movement has increased in recent years. This year alone an estimated 4.8 million people have protested for gender equality and, in 2015, the UK parliament saw the birth of the Women’s Equality party. Journalist and bestselling author Catherine Mayer is a founding member and her latest book ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Women’ draws on her experience as ‘Time’ magazine’s editor at large and uses illuminating accounts to outline the process of founding the political party.

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Steve Crawshaw

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 25, 2017


On ‘Meet The Writers’ this week Georgina Godwin meets Steve Crawshaw, senior advisor at Amnesty International, to discuss his most recent book ‘Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief’.

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Steven Uhly

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 18, 2017


Born in Germany in the 1950s with Bengali ancestry, Steven Uhly is no stranger to racism. But his Spanish stepfather enriched him with the culture of Spain and life in K?ln made him feel as German as the rest of the city’s residents. We ask Uhly what it means to be German and he tells us about his life and writing career and his latest book ‘Kingdom of Twilight’.

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H?ctor Abad

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 11, 2017


We take you to Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias in Colombia to introduce one of the most talented post-Latin American Boom writers, H?ctor Abad. He’s a journalist, a novelist and now he’s written a memoir about his relationship with his father, including his shocking murder by paramilitaries.

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Literature inspired by the Greek crisis

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 4, 2017


This week Georgina Godwin speaks to Theo Chiotis, a poet, literary theorist and editor and translator of the anthology ‘Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis’. His work has appeared all over the world and he’s translated contemporary British and American poets into Greek and classical Greek dramas into English.

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Kate Hamer

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 28, 2017


Hamer is the author of bestselling debut novel ‘The Girl in the Red Coat’; she’s now followed it up with ‘The Doll Funeral’. She shares her writing techniques – “When I write I see it like a film; it unfolds in the same way” – and talks about the influence of fairytales on her contemporary fiction.

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Max Porter

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 21, 2017


One of the biggest literary successes of 2016, Max Porter’s ‘Grief is a Thing with Feathers’ is a book about Ted Hughes’s crow coming alive. He talks about his astonishing debut – “this was an unpublishable eight pages of A4 paper” – the influence of Ted Hughes and how poetry and a crow might mend broken hearts.

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Books of Buenos Aires

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 14, 2017


Argentina’s capital has more bookshops per capita than any other city in the world. For this week’s show we step out of the studio to explore a few of its best: Eterna Cadencia, El Ateneo Grand Splendid and a secret shop in the neighbourhood of Villa Crespo. We discover why the city is so passionate about literature and explore the country’s contemporary writing and publishing industry.

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Lord Hindlip

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 7, 2017


The record price achieved at the sale of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ made world headlines but what of the man who sold the painting? Lord Hindlip presided over that sale and many more of huge importance by one of the leading auction houses, Christie’s. He’s now written a highly personal and entertaining account of life at the firm: ‘An Auctioneer's Lot: Triumphs and Disasters at Christie's’.

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Joe Dunthorne

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 31, 2016


We meet Welsh novelist, poet and journalist Joe Dunthorne, who made his name with his debut novel ‘Submarine’, later adapted into a film of the same name by Richard Ayoade. He graduated from the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA, where we was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. His second book ‘Wild Abandon’ won the Society of Authors’ Encore award.

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Ruth Padel

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 24, 2016


The British poet, novelist, conservationist, critic and author joins Georgina Godwin for a festive chat about her latest book 'Tidings: A Christmas Journey'.

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Reverend Richard Coles

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 17, 2016


We hear from a man who has had three top-10 chart hits as a member of the Communards, plays the saxophone and keyboard – and is now an Anglican vicar. Reverend Richard Coles tells Georgina Godwin about his difficulties as a gay teenager, his pop success and his transition to a member of the clergy.

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Anakana Schofield

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 10, 2016


Born in Ireland and based in Vancouver, Schofield’s debut book ‘Malarky’ garnered several awards and now her second novel, ‘Martin John’, is gaining equal – if not more – global praise and recognition. She talks about the difficulties of writing about sexual deviances and why she needed to do it.

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Anthony Horowitz

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 3, 2016


Horowitz has brought us the Alex Ryder series of teen fiction, two Sherlock Holmes books and a James Bond novel, among others. He indulges us in his enthusiasm for storytelling, saying, “As the world bends out of shape these things have an importance that is ever greater and ever more urgent. We have to instill humanity and empathy into people – and reading is the first and foremost way to do it.”

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Susan Greenfield

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Nov 26, 2016


Georgina Godwin speaks to research scientist, author and broadcaster Baroness Susan Greenfield, whose latest book, ‘A day in the Life of a Brain’, presents a new way to think about how public becomes private. We learn about her fascinating career.

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Ian Rankin

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Nov 19, 2016


“I would much rather have been in a successful rock band than be a writer,” UK bestselling crime-writer Ian Rankin tells Georgina Godwin. Well, to the relief of his legions of fans, Rankin’s musical career remains a distant dream while his most famous literary creation, the detective John Rebus, has recently come out of retirement for new book ‘Rather be the Devil’.

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Magda Szubanski

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Nov 12, 2016


Ever heard a writer compare the writing of their book to a dog farting? That’s the verdict of one of Australia’s most beloved comedy greats, Magda Szubanksi, who has written a memoir called ‘Reckoning’ that has been awarded Australia’s book of the year. And the fart comment? It’s certainly not because it stinks, more because it just slipped out.

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Ryan Gattis

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Nov 5, 2016


Los Angeles-based US author Ryan Gattis is an extremely interesting character in his own right. He tells Georgina Godwin how being thumped in the face by a college friend on acid helped to shape his career and gives us some insight into the workings behind his latest book ‘All Involved’. Plus: Ryan reads a passage from early on in the book where the protagonist narrates his own death.

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Paul Beatty

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Oct 29, 2016


Paul Beatty is a Los Angeles-born author and poet who has written satire and performed on television. His latest book ‘The Sellout’ has already won the National Book Critics Circle award and has now been given the UK’s highest literary honour, the Man Booker prize. Georgina Godwin speaks to him the day before his big win.

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Jonathan Safran Foer: part two

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Oct 22, 2016


The second of a two-part series featuring the acclaimed American author Jonathan Safran Foer. He speaks about his new novel ‘Here I am’, a book that is organised around two crisis: the discovery of a cellphone that reveals an affair and an earthquake. He discusses the meaning of the title, how it refers to a paradox of identity in Genesis and how that idea is brought into a contemporary setting for the book.

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Jonathan Safran Foer: part one

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Oct 15, 2016


In the first of a two-part series, we meet acclaimed US author Jonathan Safran Foer to discuss the near-death experience that led to him becoming a writer. While it may seem like he was an overnight success following the publication of ‘Everything is Illuminated’, here Foer divulges the wealth of rejection letters he received before getting his debut printed. Plus: the weird subconscious connections between his books.

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Kathy Lette

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Oct 8, 2016


This week on ‘Meet The Writers’, Georgina Godwin talks to the woman whose sharp and witty observations have earned her the name Miss Quiplash: best-selling Australian author Kathy Lette. Her work has been made into TV series and films, she once turned down a date with George Clooney and she’s now married to prominent human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson; her latest work is a comedic novel set in the legal world. She discusses how writing is cheaper than therapy and how she’ll soon be driving around London, her casting couch strapped to the roof of her car, as she looks ahead to her next film.

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Judith Kerr

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Oct 1, 2016


Author and illustrator Judith Kerr has captured the heart of countless children with her books, including ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and the ‘Mog the Friendly Cat’ series. She was born in 1923 and after escaping Nazi Germany settled with her family in the UK in 1936. In this touching episode of ‘Meet the Writers’ Georgina Godwin meets one of her most admired authors.

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Jay McInerney: part two

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Sep 24, 2016


In the final instalment of our two-part series featuring the critically acclaimed author of ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, Jay McInerney, we hear about his children, the parallels between his writing and personal life and the current mood in New York.

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Jay McInerney: part one

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Sep 17, 2016


In the first in a two-part series featuring the critically acclaimed author of ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, we talk to Jay McInerney about his many marriages, his love of wine (and other intoxicants) and his latest work ‘Bright, Precious Days’.

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Maureen Freely

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Sep 10, 2016


Georgina Godwin sits down with Maureen Freely, a prolific writer and translator best known for her work with Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk. Freely is the head of the Literature department at Warwick University and the chair of English Pen, the writers organisation that champions freedom of expression. Here she talks about growing up in Istanbul and how she feels about the country today.

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Susan Williams

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Sep 3, 2016


Georgina Godwin talks to academic and author Susan Williams about her book ‘Spies in The Congo’, which features espionage in the Belgian Congo during the Second World War and the secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project. We also discuss ‘Who Killed Hammarskj?ld?’, the book that triggered a new UN inquiry into the death of the second UN secretary-general. Plus: a touch of Hollywood glamour with new film ‘A United Kingdom’, based on Williams’ book ‘Colour Bar’.

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Jane Rogers

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Aug 27, 2016


Georgina Godwin talks to award-winning author Jane Rogers, whose brain haemorrhage and subsequent coma helped her finish her superb novel ‘Conrad and Eleanor’, which she had abandoned 10 years earlier. She tells us about the experience, as well as her work in radio, television and teaching.

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Jonathan Levi

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Aug 20, 2016


Georgina Godwin introduces cultural heavyweight Jonathan Levi. Levi is a co-founder of literary magazine ‘Granta’ and also a musician, librettist, theatre director, journalist and now author of the fascinating new book ‘Septimania’.

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Jill Dawson

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Aug 13, 2016


Georgina Godwin talks to award-winning author Jill Dawson, who has produced nine novels, poetry, short stories and screenplays, as well as editing a number of anthologies. She’s also a teacher and in this intimate chat shares writing advice for aspiring authors.

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SJ Watson

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Aug 6, 2016


SJ Watson, author of the best-selling book ‘Before I go to Sleep’, meets Georgina Godwin to reflect on discussing character points with Nicole Kidman and working on a children’s ward. Watson covers his leap into being a full-time writer, the real-life stories that inspire his fiction and the nature of addiction.

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Michael Collins

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jul 30, 2016


Georgina Godwin sits down with Man Booker Prize-nominated author Michael Collins to talk about new work, running as daily prayer and living the traveller lifestyle.

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James Ellroy

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jul 23, 2016


Georgina Godwin has the Demon Dog himself on the other side of the microphone. James Ellroy, master of noir crime fiction, talks about his work and intriguing – and at times horrific – backstory. He also tells us how God now features in his life – and gives us a rhyme about the length of his member.

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James Kelman

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jul 16, 2016


Booker Prize winner James Kelman has been described as the most influential novelist of the postwar period. He talks about his new book ‘Dirt Road’, which explores the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love, the lure of the open road and the power of music.

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Robin Chase

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jul 9, 2016


Transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase co-founded Zipcar – the largest car-sharing company in the world – and Veniam, “an internet of moving things”. Her book ‘Peers Incorporated’ has been described as ‘The Wealth of Nations’ for the 21st century. It outlines a different and better way of living for individuals, communities, businesses and the planet.

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Marina Lewycka

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jul 2, 2016


After years as an unpublished writer Marina Lewycka’s first book ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ was published when she was 57 years old. It sold more than one million copies worldwide and Lewycka went on to write three more bestsellers. She joins Georgina Godwin to talk about her life and brand new book ‘The Lubetkin Legacy’.

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Frank Gardner

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jun 25, 2016


Georgina Godwin talks to veteran journalist Frank Gardner, who in 2004 was shot and left for dead by Islamist gunmen. His work to explain the complexities of middle eastern politics, however, continued unabated and, as well as a memoir and an account of his life as a traveller and explorer, he has now written his first novel: ‘Crisis’.

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Sjon

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jun 18, 2016


Sjon’s love for words began as a teenager when he would decipher David Bowie lyrics. He published his first book of prose in 1987 but moved on to writing literature after reading ‘The Master and Margarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov, which showed him that, unlike poetry, everything is possible in the novel. Born in Reykjavik, Sjon has worked with Lars von Trier and Bjork – he wrote lyrics for ‘Dancer in the Dark’ – and even had a four-year stint in politics. He tells Georgina Godwin about his deeply cultured life and latest novel ‘Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was’, the story of a Reykjavik plague in 1918 and how a marginalised kid shows compassion to the people that despise him.

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Maggie O’Farrell

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Ever longed to put on some white noise and encase yourself in a sensory deprivation bubble? This is one technique that helps Maggie O’Farrell achieve a polyphonic style of writing. One of the UK’s most assured, accomplished and inventive storytellers, Maggie O’Farrell has a brand new book out, ‘This Must be the Place’, described by critics as her most powerful work yet. She speaks to Georgina Godwin.

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Jesse Armstrong

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jun 4, 2016


“Difficult difficult lemon difficult.” Those words come from political satire ‘In The Loop’, co-written by Jesse Armstrong, one of the screenwriters behind comedy hits ‘Peep Show’, ‘Fresh Meat’ and feature film ‘Four Lions’. Now Armstrong has produced his first novel, ‘Love, Sex and other Foreign Policy Goals’. Without wanting to give anything away, he tells Georgina: “I’m in the game of realism so happy endings probably feel a little bit too neat for life.”

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Hannah Rothschild

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, May 28, 2016


Imagine growing up as part of the Rothschild dynasty, surrounded by great art and great minds. Contrary to what some might think this family has had its struggles, namely the fight to reclaim its paintings from the Nazis. Hannah Rothschild, chair of London’s National Gallery, grew up heavily involved in family matters and has turned her insider's view of the art world into a fascinating novel. ‘The Improbability of Love’ is joint winner of the Bollinger Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2016 and has been shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016.

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Robin Dalton and Justin Cartwright

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, May 21, 2016


Former spy, film producer and 95-year-old doyenne of publishing Robin Dalton tells us about growing up in Sydney and Booker Prize nominee Justin Cartwright discusses his latest book ‘Up Against the Night’, and gives us his take on his birthplace of South Africa.

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Alain de Botton

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, May 14, 2016


De Botton reclaimed the self-help genre in 2004 with ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’ and has since written a stack of non-fiction books that attempt to philosophically unpick complex subjects. But his first book was a novel and now, 23 years later, he has released the sequel: an unromantic novel called ‘The Course of Love’. He joins Georgina Godwin to discuss the complicated world of relationships.

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Joanne Harris

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, May 7, 2016


Few could resist the delicate indulgences of Joanne Harris’s debut novel ‘Chocolat’. The book was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film and Harris became an overnight success story. She’s gone on to write 14 more novels, two collections of short stories and three cookbooks, and has just published her latest book ‘Different Class’, which draws on her experiences as a teacher.

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Dom Joly

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Dom Joly, UK author, journalist and creator of comedy series ‘Trigger Happy TV’ bares all on his life and career. He talks about his troubles with anxiety, how he’s “so egotistical it’s insane” and his latest spontaneous purchase: a hot-air balloon.

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Harlan Coben

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 23, 2016


With 60 million books in print, you might just have heard of the author on ‘Meet the Writers’ this week. Harlan Coben is a number-one bestseller in America, a superstar in France and Germany and a top-ten bestseller in hardcover and paperback in the UK. We ask what makes his mystery thrillers that much better than the rest and find out how he formulates his incredibly intricate plots.

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London Book Fair

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 16, 2016


We join 25,000 visitors from more than 100 countries to take a behind-the-scenes look into the business of books at the London Book Fair. We hear from writers such as the creator of ‘Downton Abbey’ Julian Fellowes, as well as publishers, foreign-rights experts, printers and Monocle’s own publishing partner Gestalten.

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Marc Adelman

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 9, 2016


Marc Adelman is our guest this week. A writer of a different sort, Marc gives us the lowdown on the inside of a US presidential campaign and tells us how he encourages those in the spotlight to say the right things – from Washington to Hollywood.

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Tracy Chevalier

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Apr 2, 2016


Best known for her second novel ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, which was made into a film in 2003, Tracy Chevalier talks to Georgina Godwin about getting her first book published and imitating Johannes Vermeer’s painting style in words. Plus: she talks about creating trees as characters in her latest book ‘At The Edge of The Orchard’, which is based in the stagnant swamps of 1830s Ohio.

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Garth Greenwell

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 26, 2016


Garth Greenwell’s ‘What Belongs To You’ has been hailed as a new US classic, the great gay novel of our times and the first great novel of 2016. We hear the story behind this extraordinary new talent as he talks about growing up gay in Kentucky, encountering poetry through opera and love being a challenge that we all fail.

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Gillian Slovo

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 19, 2016


Gillian Slovo, author of new political thriller ‘Ten Days’, talks about growing up with anti-apartheid activist parents in South Africa, police brutality and the lure of Isis. Slovo is the author of 13 books and three plays and her latest work is based on rioting in London.

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Ian Buruma

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 12, 2016


‘Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War’ is the latest book from writer and historian Ian Buruma. Based on the letters between his grandparents, an assimilated Jewish couple living in England, it spans from 1914 to 1945. Buruma joins Georgina Godwin to discuss what’s at the heart of his book: class, culture, nationality, love and religion.

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Neil Jordan

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Mar 5, 2016


This week on ‘Meet the Writers’ Georgina Godwin is joined by world-renowned director, screenwriter and novelist Neil Jordan, who has written several critically acclaimed novels and won an Academy Award for ‘The Crying Game’ and a Bafta for ‘The End of the Affair’. We hear about his brand-new book ‘The Drowned Detective’ and how he may be the only person in the world who not only writes short stories, novels and screenplays but directs them too. “I guess I am a rare creature,” he says, “a bit like a unicorn.”

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Xiaolu Guo and Emily St John Mandel

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 27, 2016


Our first guest is Chinese-British novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo, whose work has been translated into more than 26 languages. Also on the show we have Canadian dancer turned author Emily St John Mandel, whose latest book ‘Station Eleven’ is a ‘New York Times’ best-seller. Together the two examine themes of home, from growing up in communist China to living in a fictionalised post-apocalyptic world.

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Yann Martel

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 20, 2016


One of the most important Canadian literary voices, Yann Martel is Georgina Godwin’s guest on ‘Meet The Writers’ this week. Following the award-winning ‘Life of Pi’ – which sold 13 million copies and was made into an Oscar-winning film – he’s back with ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’, which looks to be every bit as successful. In an intimate chat he opens up about faith, death, storytelling and allegorical animals.

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Peter Sichrovsky and Katherine Sheers

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 13, 2016


This week on ‘Meet The Writers’ we welcome two guests. Journalist, author and former politician Peter Sichrovsky founded Austria’s liberal newspaper ‘Der Standard’ and then joined the right-wing Freedom party. He’s written more than 15 books, the most famous of which looks at the descendants of Nazis; his new work is a collection of short stories about love in a post-Holocaust world. Katherine Sheers is a mother, a lover of silk and a lingerie designer. She’s produced a book on intimate apparel and she tells us her own love story, from designing for Victoria’s Secret in a Chinese industrial town to coming home to marry the boy next door.

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Richard E Grant

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Feb 6, 2016


This week actor and author Richard E Grant talks about his books and the shocking events of his childhood in Swaziland, which were later depicted in the film ‘Wah-Wah’. He also discusses his memoir of the film that launched his career and became a British classic, ‘Withnail and I’, as well as his encounter with Donald Trump and how he just can’t keep his nose out of anything. Tune in to hear his discussion with Georgina Godwin.

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Roberto Ampuero

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 30, 2016


On Meet the Writers this week, Georgina Godwin sits down with one of Latin America’s literary heroes: Roberto Ampuero is probably Chile’s greatest living author. As well as being the creator of the famous fictional detective Cayetano Brul?, Ampuero has served as the Chilean minister of culture and the country’s ambassador to Mexico. He talks about his writing, government work and life in Cuba and East Germany at the height of the cold war.

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Marie Kondo & Aleksandar Hemon

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 23, 2016


Two guests on Meet the Writers this week. First we have Marie Kondo, the self-confessed “crazy tidying fanatic” who is currently occupying the first and second slots of ‘The New York Times’ best-seller list with her books on how cleaning your living space can magically transform your life. We also sit down with Aleksandar Hemon, who was born in Sarajevo. While visiting Chicago in 1992 Sarajevo came under siege and Hemon never went home. He’s based in the US and has been widely lauded for his English-language publications.

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Ahmet Altan

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 16, 2016


Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most significant authors and journalists, assuming roles from reporter to editor in chief. He has written six novels, three of which have been bestsellers in Turkey and won numerous awards. ‘Endgame’, published by Canongate, is his first novel to be translated into English. In this wide-ranging discussion Altan talks about his books, his work as a journalist and media freedom in Turkey.

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Polly Samson

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 9, 2016


Polly Samson is the author of two highly acclaimed story collections and her novel ‘Out of the Picture’ was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. ‘The Kindness’ is her latest book; she discusses her writing and extraordinary background with Georgina Godwin.

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Ben Okri

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Jan 2, 2016


Nigerian poet and author Ben Okri rose to prominence with his first book, ‘Flowers and Shadows’, published when we was just 21. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1991 with ‘The Famished Road’ and while his writing is hard to pin down it’s widely categorised as “modernism”. Geogina Godwin speaks to him about his latest book, ‘The Age of Magic’, and his extraordinary life as a writer.

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Erica Jong

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 26, 2015


In the 1973 novel ‘Fear of Flying’, author Erica Jong introduces the world to the “zipless fuck”. Now, 42 years later, Erica has written ‘Fear of Dying’. Georgina Godwin speaks to her about feminism, getting old and her lifetime as a writer.

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Douglas Coupland

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 19, 2015


Canadian cultural literary giant Douglas Coupland talks to Georgina Godwin about his first book ‘Generation X’, his run in with Morrissey, being pregnant, kittens ruling the internet and his latest work ‘Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent’.

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Michel Faber

Author: Monocle 24
Sat, Dec 12, 2015


Our debut show features Dutch-born Australian writer Michel Faber, who previously brought us ‘The Crimson Petal and The White’ and ‘Under the Skin’. He talks about his latest work ‘The Book of Strange New Things’.

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