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On Populism, Post-Truth, and Piggybacking George Orwell. Adam Biles in conversation with Rob Doyle.

14 September 2023
This week our host switches chairs to discuss his new book, Beasts of England, his state-of-the-farmyard novel about back-stabbers, truth-twisters and corrupt charlatans....

Emilie Moorhouse reads from Emerald Wounds, her new translation of the poems of Joyce Mansour

10 September 2023
Joyce Mansour was a Syrian Jewish exile from Egypt whose fierce, macabre, erotically charged works gave André Breton’s Surrealist group a much-needed jolt after the ravages of the Second World...

On Making Sense of a Murderer, with Mark O’Connell

31 August 2023
Mark O’Connell’s new book A Thread of Violence is the writer’s attempt to understand Malcolm MacArthur, the figure at the centre of one of Ireland’s most notorious crimes, and —...

On Power, Pamphlets, Parties and Possible Worlds, with Adam Thirlwell

17 August 2023
Set, ostensibly, in revolutionary France, The Future Future follows Celine from young womanhood as she navigates the shifting landscape—which is being transformed as much by new media, new ways of...

On the KLF, Conspiracies, and Chaos with John Higgs

03 August 2023
The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds by John Higgs was first published ten years ago, self-published in fact, and quickly became a phenomenon. Ostensibly...

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses

27 July 2023
933 Pages, 110 readers, (roughly) 70 characters, 18 Sections, 5 months, 1 book. 100 years. Friends of Shakespeare and Company read ULYSSES by James Joyce. Listen to the full series here....

Sunday Poetry: Nick Laird reads from Up Late

23 July 2023
Reeling in the face of collapsing systems, of politics, identity and the banalities and distortions of modern living, Nick Laird confronts age-old anxieties, questions of aloneness, friendship, the push and...

On Writing, Wormholes, and Wasted Opportunities, with Isabel Waidner

19 July 2023
Unique in its inventiveness, unique in its prose style, unique in its point of view and unique in its sense of humour, ISabel Waidner’s Corey Fah Does Social Mobility is...
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