Bookclub

              Bookclub

              James Naughtie and readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels. Authors include: Douglas Adams, Alan Bennett, Alice Sebold and Maya Angelou.

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              • Hisham Matar - In The Country of Men

                Sun, 3 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Libyan writer Hisham Matar talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about his acclaimed first novel In the Country of Men, which was nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2006.

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              • Adam Foulds - The Quickening Maze

                Sun, 5 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Adam Foulds responds to readers’ questions about his novel on the poet John Clare, The Quickening Maze, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2009. With James Naughtie.

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              • Wilbur Smith - When The Lion Feeds

                Sun, 1 Mar 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Wilbur Smith, who’s sold over 120 million books worldwide, talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about his first novel When the Lion Feeds, published in 1964.

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              • Judith Kerr

                Sun, 1 Feb 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Judith Kerr discusses her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. First published in 1971, she wrote it for her son in order to explain the story of her own family's flight from Nazi Germany. The book is now used as a set text in German schools.

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              • Marina Lewycka

                Sun, 4 Jan 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                James Naughtie's first guest on Bookclub for 2015 is Marina Lewycka. Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, has sold more than a million copies in the UK alone and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, longlisted for the Man Booker and won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005.

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              • Patrick O'Brian - Master and Commander

                Sun, 7 Dec 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                With James Naughtie. In a special 200th edition of the programme we celebrate the centenary of author Patrick O'Brian and Allan Mallinson is our guide to the first in his hugely popular series of Napoleonic naval stories, Master and Commander. Known as the Aubrey/Maturin novels, the twenty books are regarded by many as the most engaging historical novels ever written. Master and Commander establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his ship's surgeon and an intelligence agent.

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              • Blake Morrison

                Sun, 2 Nov 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                With James Naughtie. Poet Blake Morrison talks about his groundbreaking memoir And When Did You Last See Your Father? Recorded at the Ilkely Literature Festival, Yorkshire.

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              • Tim Winton - Dirt Music

                Sun, 5 Oct 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Celebrated Australian writer Tim Winton discusses his novel Dirt Music, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2002. James Naughtie presents and a group of readers join in.

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              • Allan Massie - A Question of Loyalties

                Sun, 7 Sep 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Allan Massie discusses his novel about the divisions in France during the second world war: A Question of Loyalties. James Naughtie presents from the BBC at Edinburgh Festivals.

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              • Sadie Jones - The Outcast

                Sun, 3 Aug 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Sadie Jones talks about her novel The Outcast which won the Costa First Novel award 2008.

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