Vintage launches new monthly podcast

This looks interesting. Vintage, The Random House Group imprint, announces the launch of the 'Vintage Podcast', a thirty-minute monthly arts programme, available to download free from the Vintage Books website, , and to subscribe to through iTunes. Download

The 'Vintage Podcast' is designed to give readers a chance to hear some of their favourite authors reading and talking about their latest works. It will also provide an opportunity to hear the publishing world discuss key literary events and cultural ideas. The launch of the 'Vintage Podcast' is part of Vintage's ongoing commitment to engage more directly with readers across the UK and internationally. The Vintage website, launched in early 2010, showcases our authors in a lively way by making full use of video content, twitter feeds, blogs, comments and reviews, as well as offering a dedicated social network, the 'Vintage Reading Group'.

Hosted by journalist and critic Alex Clark, the first 'Vintage Podcast' features:

  • Tom McCarthy reacting to the critics' labelling of his Booker-shortlisted work, C as 'experimental' or an 'anti-novel': 'those are just lazy terms used by lazy journalists to describe something that is not middle-brow or sentimental which has become the default mode for most British novels.'
  • Israeli novelist David Grossman talking about his critically-acclaimed new novel To The End of the Land and the possibility of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
  • Tim Parks reading from his memoir Teach Us To Sit Still in which he opens up about his crippling medical condition and the relief he found in the unlikely prescription of meditation.
  • Historians Bettany Hughes, author of The Hemlock Cup, and Annelise Freisenbruch, First Ladies of Rome, discussing women in history and women writing history.

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