Podcast: Robert Harris on World Book Club

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BBC’s World Book Club talks to Robert Harris about his novel Imperium, the first in his Cicero series, first published in 2006. He reveals why he decided to write a series of novels set in the cut-throat politics of the ancient world and gives a fascinating insight into the characters which made up the ancient Roman court.

Listen to the podcast here.

John Boyne on Meet the Writers

170x170bbI was sent an advance copy of John Boyne’s new novel The Heart’s Invisible Furies a few months ago, and although I haven’t finished reading it yet, so far it is fascinating. My first thought was “wow, this reminds me of John Irving” – and then I looked at the dedication, which is to John Irving.

John Boyne talks to the Meet the Writers podcast about himself, writing, and his latest book The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Listen to the episode here.