On our latest episode of We’d Like a Word, we are delighted to welcome Alison Finch, BBC Radio’s ‘Books Bitch’ (as she calls herself). Alison is the person who decides what books get promoted on shows like Front Row, Saturday Live, Open Book, Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and many more for Radio 4, Radio 3 and the World Service.
We celebrate inspirational librarians and small press publishers, and discuss why there should be fewer books and how authors get chosen to appear on the radio.
Available on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor FM and anywhere else you find good podcasts.
Among the books we mention in this episode are:
Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Everisto (this year’s joint Booker winner)
The Dark Gentleman – G B Stern
You will be Safe here – Damian Barr
Vernon God Little – D B C Pierre
Skios – Michael Frayn
To Calais in Ordinary Time – James Meek
Stories for South Asian Supergirls – Raj Kaur Khaira
The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth
Girl – Edna O’Brien
Lost for Words – Edward St Aubyn
The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
A Rising Man – Abir Mukherjee