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The Booker Prize Podcast
The Booker Prize Podcast
The Booker Prize

A weekly podcast featuring lively conversations and fascinating insights from the Booker Prizes. Join us as we revisit winning novels from years... more

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Episodes

The Booker at the Oscars: The English Patient

Welcome back to the second of our Booker at the Oscars mini-series where we explore Booker Prize novels whose silver... more

22 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
What makes a classic novel? Plus six Booker Prize classics

When does a book transcend from contemporary literature to a classic? Does someone have to confirm its classic status? And... more

15 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
The Booker at the Oscars: Schindler's Ark vs Schindler's List

It's Oscars season so we're off to the movies. Welcome to the first in a new mini-series where we explore... more

08 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Why Sally Rooney's Normal People is more than just a love story

Sally Rooney is one of the best-loved writers of her generation and her second novel, Normal People, has been overwhelmingly... more

01 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Why you should read Shuggie Bain (If you haven't already)

A happy Burns Night to one and all. In honour of this day of celebration for ol' Rabbie Burns, and... more

25 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
Three short Booker books you can read in a weekend

It's winter in the northern hemisphere right now and we are simply filled with the urge to hibernate. If you're... more

18 Jan 2024 · 44 minutes
Possession by A.S. Byatt: January's Monthly Spotlight

A.S. Byatt's Possession is a blockbuster of a novel, loved by both critics and readers. If you haven't already read... more

11 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Books to look out for in 2024

WARNING: this episode contains some adult language. We’re back after our festive hiatus – and how better to start the... more

04 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
An interview with Time Shelter's Georgi Gospodinov and Angela Rodel

In our last episode of the year (time flies!), we catch up with International Booker Prize 2023 winners Georgi Gospodinov... more

14 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
December Book of the Month: Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Sara Cox, host of BBC Two's TV book club, Between the Covers, joins Jo and James to discuss our December... more

07 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
The Booker Prize Podcast
The Booker at the Oscars: The English Patient
The Booker Prize Podcast