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The Brit Lit Podcast

May 3, 2018

Our guest on Episode 16 is Caroline Ambrose, who’s the founder of the Bath Novel Award, an advocate for public libraries, a quiz show veteran, and a superfan of super trees.

She talks us through the ins and outs of running a writing prize, what it is that makes the Bath Novel Award special, some of the exciting books that have been shortlisted and are now out in the world, her work campaigning for libraries, and more.

Books mentioned on the episode:

Rainbirds, by Clarissa Goenawan

Precocious, by Joanna Barnard

Hush Little Baby, by Joanna Barnard

Baby Doll, by Holly Overton

Friend Request, by Laura Marshall

Troublemakers, by Catherine Barter

Testament, by Kim Sherwood

The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman

The Lido, by Libby Page

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

Writers as Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics, by Virago

Casablanca: My Moroccan Food, by Nargisse Benkabbou

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, by Ruth Hogan

Ella on the Outside, by Cath Howe

White Rabbit, Red Wolf, by Tom Pollack


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Other podcasts mentioned on the show:

The Joined Up Writing Podcast

The Pro Book Nerds

The Bookstore Podcast

Better Words Podcast

Nerdy Things Podcast

Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast


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