Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Brit Lit Podcast

Dec 28, 2017

As we look to the New Year, we hear from Rosy Edwards and Amy Baker of The Riff Raff, a London-based community of writers. They spoke about their memoirs about dating and travel, recommended books they’ve recently loved, and gave tips to anyone whose Near Year’s Resolution is to finally write that book.


Dec 14, 2017

Claire speaks to stand-up comedian Rosie Wilby, author of Is Monogamy Dead?, about literary friendships, the painfulness of breakups, and her favourite music memoirs. There’s also news of a giveaway and books recommendations for a listener’s mum and sister.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Is Monogamy Dead? by...

Nov 30, 2017

This week, we hear from Lucy Vine, author of the 2017 summer hit Hot Mess. She tells us why we need a new Bridget Jones-style heroine, talks about her favourite books of the year, and reflects on the challenges of the second novel. 

Books mentioned on the show:

Hot Mess, by Lucy Vine

Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen...

Nov 16, 2017

Our guest today is Lindsey Kelk, the best-selling author of the I Heart series, among other rom com novels. We talk about reading age-inappropriate books as child, discuss the relative merits of LA and New York, and gush about John Green.

Books mentioned on the show:

The I Heart series, by Lindsey Kelk

We Were On a...

Nov 2, 2017

Claire speaks to Elizabeth Day, author of the literary thriller The Party, about her time at Cambridge, how her journalism career trained her to be a novelist, and our picks for the Man Booker Prize.

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Party, by Elizabeth Day

Middlemarch, by George Eliot

The Bonfire of the Vanities,...