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Take unique literary moments with you wherever you go with these exclusive podcasts from London's legendary bookseller.

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Warren Ellis

26 February 2013

Twisted, gritty, spiked with mordant wit, Gun Machine is the latest bullet from the brain of Warren Ellis. It's the kind of dark detective thriller you won't have read before, but exactly what you'd expect from the award-winning creator of Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Red. Hear more from Ellis in conversation with journalist and author Sam Leith.

Download Warren Ellis podcast Download 43MB | Duration: 47m

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Jim Crace

19 February 2013

The news that Jim Crace's new novel Harvest would be his last has obviously broken more than a few literary hearts, but before he retires from his award-winning career, we're delighted to offer this chance to catch him at Foyles. Hear more about Harvest's bewitching evocation of an English landscape on the brink of change.

Download Jim Crace podcast Download 41MB | Duration: 45m

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Marina Warner

29 November 2012

Magic may be nothing more than an ancient superstition, but it still exercises a powerful fascination for us today. Internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic and novelist Marina Warner has spent her career uncovering fascinating aspects of myth, fairytale, folklore and art and in Stranger Magic she explores 'The Arabian Nights', retelling its lesser-known stories and examining the impact of this Eastern text on Western readers.

Download Marina Warner podcast Download 39MB | Duration: 42m

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Bryan & Mary Talbot

9 November 2012

Author Bryan Talbot dropped into Foyles to talk about Grandville Bête Noire, the third instalment of the phenomenal Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk romance thrillers starring Inspector Le Brock.
In this interview with Kim Newman, Bryan was joined by his wife Mary Talbot, writer and co-creator ofDotter of Her Father's Eyes, part autobiographical family history, part biography of James Joyce's daughter Lucia.
This was a Comica / Foyles event.

Brian & Mary Talbot Download 51.8MB | Duration: 56m

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Bryan & Mary Talbot

 

Alexander McCall Smith

6 November 2012

With dozens of best-selling novels and scores of memorable characters to his name, Alexander McCall Smith is one of Britain's most prolific and beloved authors. The creator of Precious Ramotswe and the The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency has taken his readers to Botswana, Scotland and Germany, and now in Trains and Lovers we embark on an unforgettable railway journey through the heart of Britain, in the company of four perfect strangers. As the train makes its way through the countryside, conversation begins to flow and stories - above all stories of love - begin to be told

Download Alexander McCall Smith podcast Download 55MB | Duration: 59m

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Alexander McCall Smith

 

Ian Rankin

5 November 2012

Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin discusses his latest book Standing In Another Man's Grave with journalist & blogger Suzi Feay in the Gallery at Foyles.

Download Ian Rankin podcast Download 27MB | Duration: 55m

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Ian Rankin in the Gallery at Foyles

 

Kate Mosse

25 October 2012

Chart-topping author Kate Mosse discusses her latest novel, Citadel with the Literary Director of the Southbank James Runcie in the Gallery at Foyles.

Download Kate Mosse podcast Download 26MB | Duration: 54m

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Salman Rushdie

27 September 2012

To mark the release of his memoir of the fatwa, Joseph Anton (his alias while in hiding), one of our greatest living novelists tells this remarkable story for the first time, in conversation with David Aaronovitch.

Download Salman Rushdie podcast Download 26MB | Duration: 52m

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Michael Palin

3 July 2012

Broadcaster and author Michael Palin discusses his novel The Truth with author Joseph Connelly in the Gallery at Foyles.

Download Michael Palin podcast Download 36MB | Duration: 39m

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Michael Palin in the Gallery at Foyles

 

Martin Amis

Time Out Live12 June 2012

Prolific and bestselling author Martin Amis talks to journalist and author Sam Leith about his novel Lionel Asbo: State of England at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

This was a Time Out Live / Foyles Event.

Download Martin Amis podcast Download 23MB | Duration: 49m

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Ben Okri

08 May 2012

Man Booker Prize winner and author of The Famished Road, Ben Okri discusses Wild, his latest book of poetry with theatre journalist Al Senter in the Gallery at Foyles.

Download Ben Okri podcast Download 19MB | Duration: 26m

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Ben Okri in the Gallery at Foyles

 

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