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Joanne Harris

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Joanne Harris and Sharon Bolton (Setting is such a powerful force)

Book Off!

Bestselling novelists Joanne Harris and Sharon Bolton go head to head in a war of the words, pitching a book they love and think we should all read. They discuss their latest books - The Narrow Door and The Pact - with Joe Haddow, as well as talking about how they approach characters and setting. Sharon and Joanne tell us what they have both been reading and enjoying recently - and, of course, there's the Book Off - where Donna Tart goes up against Ray Bradbury...but who will win?? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Sep 2021

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Joanne Harris

Mostly Books Meets . . .

In the podcast this week we’re talking to acclaimed author Joanne Harris.Joanne is an Anglo-French writer, whose books include over twenty novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. Her novel, Chocolat, published in 1999, went on to sell over a million copies in the UK alone and was adapted for the big screen in the year 2000.Joanne is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and she was awarded an MBE in 2013. Her latest book, A Narrow Door, was published in August this year.Books mentioned in this episode:A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris (https://bit.ly/3l2Z6lP)Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan (https://bit.ly/3tr55F5)The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (https://bit.ly/3E2ehUW)Chocolat by Joanne Harris (https://bit.ly/3l3M33z)Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris (https://bit.ly/3tpHFzK)Hilda Boswell's Treasury of Poetry


8 Sep 2021

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47: Joanne Harris on writing a bestseller with a four-year-old in tow

Sweat, Snot & Tears

Listen as Annie and Wendy chat to Joanne Harris about keeping your creative juices flowing when you're a mum to little ones, PLUS what it's like losing your taste for chocolate thanks to chemo - when chocolate is the thing you're most famous for!


24 Aug 2021

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Joanne Harris #SYStories


Have a listen to the latest, Welcome to Yorkshire, ‘Talkshire’ podcast. Chatting to celebrated celebrities and fantastic folk about Yorkshire. Growing up in the county, filming here, touring with top shows, places to visit, living the Yorkshire life and so much more. We caught up with Yorkshire’s best-selling, international author, Joanne Harris … about her latest book ‘A Narrow Door’. Her novel, Chocolat, was made into a multi-award-winning film, starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche and York’s Dame Judi Dench. Find out how Yorkshire continues to inspire Joanne … an amusing encounter with actor, Ewan McGregor, and teaching French to Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson. Chatting from her home in Yorkshire (somewhere between the ‘Wuthering Heights’ moor near Haworth and Sheffield’s ‘The Full Monty’), Barnsley-born Joanne, talks about growing up in South Yorkshire and why the county is the perfect place to visit, live, work and study. Oh … and she’s NEVER eaten a Yorkshire Pudding! Why? Be entertained and inspired … it’s the Welcome to Yorkshire ‘Talkshire’ podcast. #SYStories


12 Aug 2021

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Opening Up | Joanne Harris Interview

Love your library

Chocolat author Joanne Harris joins Kate in our virtual studio to talk about her new novel A Narrow Door which comes out on 4 August 2021. It’s the latest in the St Oswald’s Boys Grammar School series which started with 2005’s Gentlemen and Players. This darkly comic series is set in the north of England and features the eccentric Latin Master Roy Straitley. If you think you’re familiar with Joanne’s writing already, you may want to think again since her books don’t fit neatly into one genre: she’s covered France, cookery books, romance, psychological thrillers, vampires, Norse mythology, fairy tales, self-help advice for authors and even a Dr Who novel. She was only the fifth British female novelist to join the ‘Millionaire authors club’: the list of authors who’ve had at least one of their books sell more than a million copies in the UK. Joanne is our author of the month at Hampshire Libraries in July: for more information about her work visit our Joanne Harris feature blog. This episode also features a conversation between Hampshire County Council’s Chief Executive John Coughlan who retires this month, and Emma Noyce who heads up Hampshire Libraries. John talks about the role he sees libraries playing in their communities and some of his favourite reads, including Middle England by Jonathan Coe, Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, William Trevor’s Love and Summer, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre, Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller , and, not forgetting, Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas. John Coughlan is chair of the trustees of BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Kate and Hattie also talk about life getting back to normal at Hampshire Libraries, the start of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and three of this month’s unlimited collection for BorrowBox: When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors , The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste , and Eye of the Needle by Ken Follet, our Facebook online book club choice for July. Thanks to Joanne Harris, John Coughlan and Emma Noyce, and our supporter BorrowBox, the library app that allows you to download eBooks and audiobooks straight to your phone or tablet. All you need is your library membership number and PIN. And if you enjoyed this episode, why not take a listen of some of our others? You might like our interviews with Tracy Chevalier, Philippa Gregory and Katie Fforde. The post Opening Up | Joanne Harris Interview appeared first on Love your library.


20 Jul 2021

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BRP 50 | JoAnne Harris

Band Room Podcast

This week we welcome composer and conductor, JoAnne Harris to The Band Room! We spoke about JoAnne’s musical beginnings, writing music for film and TV, her new piece Dimension, the importance of mentorship, mental health and much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/bandroompodHelp support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Storehttp://www.bandroompod.com/storeMusic used in this episodeBRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR HammellPerforming Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind EnsembleDr. Gillian MacKay – ConductorLake Superior Suite - Pukaskwa by Cait NishimuraPerforming Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind EnsembleDr. Gillian MacKay – ConductorEpisode LinksJoAnne's Websitehttp://www.joanneharriscomposer.com/Dimension for Wind Ensemblehttps://www.windrep.org/DimensionCUNY Brooklyn Collegehttp://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/home.phpSTAVINSKY: Alone No More.https://naxosdirect.com/items/stravinsky-alone-no-more-554300Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

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2 Jun 2021

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Joanne Harris Interview

Shelf Healing

I chat with the wonderful Joanne Harris MBE, an author across an incredible number of media. We chat about the therapeutic effects of reading and writing, how personifying illness can be beneficial and the ups and downs of translations. We have a very interting chat about reading as a bilingual, the joy of graphic novels, and sneaking those books your mother doesn't want you to read at the library.Works and authors mentioned:Lee ChildGeorgette HeyerNine Princes in Amber by Roger ZelaznyGustave FlaubertAndre GideGuy de MaupassantAlexandre DumasFrancoise MauriacStephen KingGeorge R.R. MartinMervyn PeakeAgatha ChristieLaura Grandi Italian translator and authorP.G. WodehouseJohn MortimerSandman by Neil GaimanBrian VaughanBecoming Unbecoming by UnaChi's Sweet Home by Kanata KonamiInkblot by Emma Kubert and Rusty GladWayfareres Series by Becky Chambers


1 Jun 2021

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International Booker Prize longlist reviewed, Joanne Harris, Who should translate work?

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Novelist Nadifa Mohamed and translator Maureen Freely review the just-announced longlist for the International Booker Prize 2021.Author Joanne Harris talks to her Italian translator Laura Grandi, her collaborator of 22 years, about their special partnership.Plus writer and artist Khairani Barokka and Maureen Freely explore the question of how to choose who is the best person to translate each text, in light of the recent departure of several translators from the project of translating the work of Black US inauguration poet Amanda Gorman. Presenter: Kirsty LangProducer: Simon Richardson Studio Engineer: Donald MacDonald


30 Mar 2021

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6. Joanne Harris

Life on a Plate

This episode, Jimi and Alison are joined by Joanne Harris, the author of more than 20 bestselling works of fiction. Joanne was born above a Yorkshire sweet shop and food flavours many of her novels – most famously Chocolat, which was turned into an Oscar-nominated film. She talks about why French food is part of her cultural identity, what it was like to become famous overnight, and the quiet pleasure of growing her own vegetables.Joanne’s latest book is Ten Things About Writing. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Joannechocolat.To find out more about the series go to waitrose.com/podcastHost: Jimi FamurewaCo-host: Alison OakerveeProducer: Sera BerksoyExecutive Producer: Nikki DuffyEditor: Nathan CopelinA John Brown production for Waitrose & PartnersSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Feb 2021

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The Reluctant Rooster by Joanne Harris

Heyer Today

Joanne Harris reads her charming short story especially for Fable Gazers in this special bonus episode. Enjoy this delicious, tongue-in-cheek take on Georgette Heyer's style. A kerfuffle in the farmyard causes figurative feathers to fly - will Daphne, the dowdy hen, win her reluctant rooster? Get Joanne's latest book, ORFEIA, now. An exquisite fey fable, it tells of a mother's journey to find her daughter, no matter what the cost.


29 Oct 2020