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On Eating through the Endtimes, with C Pam Zhang

23 November 2023
Set in a near future in which a mysterious smog has enveloped the world, devastating crops and biodiversity, the narrator of Land of Milk and Honeytakes a job as a...

On Life, Art and the Line Between the Two, with Jo Ann Beard

09 November 2023
Jo Ann Beard’s essays are surprising, insightful, thoughtful, and contains something new in each and every sentence. Recently published in the UK as The Collected Works of Jo Ann Beard...

Sandra Newman on Julia, her re-imagining of George Orwell’s 1984

26 October 2023
If you thought life on Airstrip one was tough for Winston Smith, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Because in JULIA, Sandra Newman’s reimagining of Orwell’s nightmare, if men have it...

Bidding adieu to a literary journal, with John Freeman

12 October 2023
This episode Adam is joined by John Freeman to bid farewell to his game-changing literary journal Freeman’s. They discuss the pleasures and challenges faced in setting up and running a...

On Not Sleeping, with Marie Darrieussecq

28 September 2023
This week, Adam was joined in the writer’s studio by Marie Darrieussecq, whose latest book Sleepless (translated by Penny Hueston and published by Fitzcarraldo) is one writer’s attempt to describe...

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 —...
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