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Backlisted
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The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. Brought to you by Unbound. Visit www.backlisted.fm

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Episodes

The Ice Palace By Tarjei Vesaas

The Ice Palace or Is-slottet by Tarjei Vesaas is a 20th century classic by one of Norway’s greatest modern... more

29 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan

There can be few writers more deserving of Backlisted’s attention than the Irish writer, Maeve Brennan. An adopted New Yorker,... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Altar of the Dead and Other Tales by Henry James

This Hallowe’en episode of Backlisted focusses on the collection of ‘uncanny’ stories by Henry James, first gathered together under the... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by the Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy was first published in 1965... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

Roadside Picnic, first published in 1972, is the best-known work of Russia’s most famous modern science fiction writers, Arkady &... more

04 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South is Elizabeth Gaskell’s fourth novel and considered by many to be her best. It tells the story... more

20 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Authors Jay Griffiths and Geoff Dyer are our guests for a discussion of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Annie Dillard was... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

The second novel by by literary wunderkind, Helen DeWitt, Lightning Rods is probably the most challenging book we’ve yet featured... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

It's sixty-five years since John Wyndham published The Midwich Cuckoos, the fourth in his hugely successful series of science fiction... more

19 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux

Forty years ago the writer Paul Theroux hoisted his knapsack on his back and set off on a journey on... more

05 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake

Novelist Joanne Harris (Chocolat, A Narrow Door) is our guest for a celebration of Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950) and... more

21 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

Tessa Hadley (Free Love, Late in the Day) joins us for a discussion of The Death of the Heart (1938),... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

Our guest is Stephen Fry, writer, actor and polymath, who last week joined John and Andy in person to discuss... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg

Publisher Marigold Atkey and journalist Emily Rhodes join us for a discussion of Lessico famigliare, Natalia Ginzburg's novelistic memoir or... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Escape to an Autumn Pavement and Jamaica by Andrew Salkey

Our guests are both new to Backlisted: the legendary publisher, editor, writer Margaret Busby and the award-winning poet, Raymond Antrobus.... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Our guests are both Backlisted old hands: Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of... more

28 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

We are joined by author-illustrator Nadia Shireen and writer Andrew Male for a smellybration of Fungus the Bogeyman (1977) by... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
South Riding by Winifred Holtby

Our guests are Tanya Kirk, Lead Curator of Printed Heritage Collections 1601-1900 at The British Library, and Backlisted's old friend... more

28 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Winter Reading II: Short Stories

This episode of Backlisted features Andy, John and Nicky chatting about short stories and the perennial appeal of the form... more

21 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Authors Harriet Evans (The Beloved Girls) and Francesca Wade (Square Haunting) join us to celebrate Dorothy L. Sayers's 'novel not... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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This episode of Backlisted features Andy, John and Nicky chatting about short stories and the perennial appeal of the form to both... more