It’s Lit But Is It Funny?
Jane Lovering on Northanger Abbey

Jane Lovering on Northanger Abbey

November 16, 2021

Award-winning author Jane Lovering discusses Jane Austen's surprisingly contemporary novel Northanger Abbey, and identifies her as the inventor of Chick Lit. She also revisits a decade-old interview with unexpected results.

Scott Pack on The Wise Men of Schilda

Scott Pack on The Wise Men of Schilda

October 25, 2021

Publishing legend Scott Pack discuss Otfried Preussler's The Wise Men of Schilda and its unexpected modern day parallels. He also talks about why no-one takes comic literature seriously and the future of publishing in general.

Imran Ahmad on The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy

Imran Ahmad on The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy

September 20, 2021

The writer Imran Ahmad discusses Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well his own work, including the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed memoir Unimagined (aka The Perfect Gentleman).

Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen

Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen

September 6, 2021

The comedian and writer Ian Moore discusses PG Wodehouse's Aunts Aren't Gentlemen and his own work with me.

Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?

Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?

August 26, 2021

The writer Dan Brotzel discusses Lucy Kellaway's Who Moved My Blackberry™? and his own work with me.

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on The Family Pack

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on The Family Pack

August 9, 2021

The comedy writer Gabby Hutchinson Crouch discusses John Hegley's The Family Pack and her own work with me.

Polly Hall on Me Talk Pretty One Day

Polly Hall on Me Talk Pretty One Day

July 26, 2021

Polly Hall, writer and podcaster, discusses David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day and her own work with me.

Chris Fielden on Mort

Chris Fielden on Mort

July 12, 2021

Chris Fielden, writer, literary competition organiser and drummer, discusses Terry Pratchett's Mort and his own work with me. Features slightly louder intro music than usual.

Lucy Flannery on The Eyre Affair

Lucy Flannery on The Eyre Affair

June 28, 2021

Lucy Flannery, award-winning writer and RLF consultant fellow, discusses Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair and her own work with me.

Andy Miller on Last Chance to See

Andy Miller on Last Chance to See

June 14, 2021

Andy Miller, co-host of the Backlisted podcast and author of The Year of Reading Dangerously, discusses Douglas Adams's Last Chance to See and his own work with me.

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