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The Brit Lit Podcast

Aug 22, 2019

Our guest today is Laura Jane Williams, who’s the author most recently of Our Stop, a new romcom out this summer. It’s the story of Daniel and Nadia, who take the 7.30 train every morning. One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper: To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress....


Aug 8, 2019

I’ve got a great interview for you today that’s both fascinating and more than a little mouth-watering. Olivia Potts is the author of A Half Baked Idea, a memoir which tells the story of how baking became first her comfort and then her profession in the aftermath of her mum’s passing away.

We talked about Olivia's...


Jul 25, 2019

Our guest on episode 48 is Anna Stuart, author of the novel Bonnie and Stan, which Ruth Hogan has called “a fresh, original love story beautifully told”. If you loved the film Yesterday, you’ll find echoes of it in this novel. I spoke to Anna about the setting of her book in both time and place – 1960s Liverpool...


Jul 11, 2019

Abbi Waxman’s latest novel The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is out this week on both sides of the Atlantic. Nina Hill loves trivia and her cat, and works in a delightful but struggling bookshop. She’s an introvert who’s got her life and social calendar under control – until she finds out about a whole big family...


Jun 27, 2019

Our guest today is Beth O’Leary, who’s the author of the runaway hit The Flatshare, which is a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into multiple languages, including Dutch, Polish and Catalan. Beth talks about her former job in children’s publishing, what it was like drafting her novel on the train,...