The Faber Podcast
In our March 2009 podcast we discuss the secret lives of cells - their beautiful complexity - with Professor Lewis Wolpert, who publishes his latest book How We Live and Why We Die. We also speak to crime writer Stav Sherez about his new book The Black Monastery, a suspenseful thriller set on a Greek island.
In our first podcast of 2009 we talk to Graham Farmelo about The Strangest Man, his brilliant study of the extraordinary and eccentric quantum physicist Paul Dirac, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. We also talk to Sam Taylor about his third novel The Island at the End of the World, an exploration set in the near future of family, intrusion, love, truth and lies.
Our December 2008 podcast is a festive special. As consumption reaches its annual peak, Kathleen Burk and Michael Bywater, co-authors of Is This Bottle Corked?, share with us their love of wine and the stories wine inspires, and make us thirsty along the way.
In the sixth edition of the Faber Podcast, recorded before Barack Obama's victory at the polls, Paul Auster discusses his latest novel Man in the Dark, set in an America following a different course after a fictional, alternative 2000 Presidential Election result. We also speak to Nadeem Aslam about The Wasted Vigil and the brutal realities of Afghanistan's recent history.
The White War is Mark Thompson's fascinating study of the forgotten Italian front during the First World War. For our latest podcast Thompson explores further the repercussions of the conflict on the Italian nation - psychological, cultural and political. We also speak to James Bradley about his gothic chiller The Resurrectionist and the grisly subjects of grave robbing and dissection.
In this month's Faber Podcast our interviewer, George Miller, talks to authors Andrew Sean Greer about The Story of a Marriage, in which 1950s American suburban lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a stranger, and to Stephen Armstrong, whose new book War plc exposes the rise of the new corporate mercenary. .
Recovering the past, from forgetting and suppression, is a central theme of both books by authors featured in the third Faber Podcast. In the Booker-shortlisted and Costa Book of the Year-winning The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry tries to make sense of Ireland's past through Roseanne McNulty, whilst in The Story of Forgetting Stefan Merrill Block weaves a genetic history of early-onset Alzheimer's through his characters' lives.
In the second Faber Podcast we speak to Adam Mars-Jones about the long-anticipated Pilcrow; biographer Frances Wilson tells us more about the poet's wife, Dorothy Wordsworth; and double Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey, on a visit from New York, drops in to tell us more about Australia and counterculture in His Illegal Self.
In the first Faber Podcast Richard T. Kelly discusses 1990s Britain and the North-East in Crusaders; Jenna Bailey reveals more about the Cooperative Correspondence Club featured in Can Any Mother Help Me?; and Hanif Kureishi divulges more about mid-life crisis and his new novel, Something To Tell You.
Recorded in September 2007 on a rare visit to Faber and Faber's London offices, Orhan Pamuk discusses Other Colours, a collection of essays and reflections on life, art, books and politics. It was Pamuk's first publication following the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.