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Recorded live from our bookshop, in the heart of Paris, conversations and readings with internationally acclaimed authors. Discover exciting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and delve into our archives for events with Zadie Smith, Eddie Izzard, Don DeLillo, Rebecca Solnit, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dave Eggers, Rachel Cusk, Marlon James, Edouard Louis, Sara Pascoe, Richard Powers, Sally Rooney and many, many more. Hosted by Adam Biles.

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Recorded live from our bookshop, in the heart of Paris, conversations and readings with internationally acclaimed authors. Discover exciting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and delve into our archives for events with Zadie Smith, Eddie Izzard, Don DeLillo, Rebecca Solnit, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dave Eggers, Rachel Cusk, Marlon James, Edouard Louis, Sara Pascoe, Richard Powers, Sally Rooney and many, many more. Hosted by Adam Biles.

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Think

By rfsjr1 - Jan 09 2020
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Read Think Dialogue Reach Grow - the antithesis of the 140 character soulless vacuum we live in - an oasis.

The host’s ‘sort of’ tic is bad.

By Iambic12345 - Jun 09 2019
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Otherwise, SO good.

iTunes Ratings

34 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
3
0
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Think

By rfsjr1 - Jan 09 2020
Read more
Read Think Dialogue Reach Grow - the antithesis of the 140 character soulless vacuum we live in - an oasis.

The host’s ‘sort of’ tic is bad.

By Iambic12345 - Jun 09 2019
Read more
Otherwise, SO good.

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Shakespeare and Company

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Jenny Zhang on Sour Heart

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We were joined by Jenny Zhang, the author of one of the most lauded débuts of the last year, the “gorgeous and grotesque” (Slate), Sour Heart.

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #2: 2017 Man Booker Prize-winner George Saunders

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To celebrate the 2017 Man Booker Prize-winner George Saunders we’ve prepared this special edition of our podcast, recorded during his visit to the bookshop in March 2017. To hear the full version of the podcast visit our events archive at www.shakespeareandcompany.com

Oct 19 2017

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Rank #3: Madeline Miller on Circe

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We were joined by the brilliant Madeline Miller to read from and discuss her feminist slant on the Odyssey, Circe.

Apr 04 2019

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Rank #4: Elaine Sciolino on The Only Street in Paris & John Baxter on Saint-Germain-des-Près

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Jan 06 2017

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Rank #5: John Baxter on A Year in Paris

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We were joined by the incomparable John Baxter to discuss his new book A Year in Paris.

Mar 14 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: Lauren Collins on When in French

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We were thrilled to be joined by New-Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins to talk about When in French: Love in a Second Language, a book that The Guardian said “brims with intelligence, humour and curiosity”.

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #7: Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida

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We were thrilled to be joined by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida at Shakespeare and Company.

Aug 24 2017

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Rank #8: Rachel Cusk on Kudos

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We were joined by the brilliant Rachel Cusk for an exploration of the third book in her highly-acclaimed literary trilogy, Kudos.

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #9: Pierre Senges on The Major Refutation

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At the vanguard of experimental French fiction for years, Pierre Senges’s mind-blowing work is finally available to English readers. He joined us to read from and discuss his work, The Major Refutation.

Nov 14 2017

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Rank #10: Mohsin Hamid on Exit West

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We were joined by Booker-shortlisted novelist Mohsin Hamid to discuss his urgent and lyrical new book Exit West. In association with éditions Grasset.

Jan 29 2018

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Rank #11: Jeanette Winterson on The Gap of Time

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Nov 09 2015

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Rank #12: Laurent Binet on The 7th Function of Language

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We were joined by one of France’s most exciting writers, Laurent Binet (HHhH), to celebrate the English publication of his second novel The 7th Function of Language.

Sep 14 2017

51mins

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Rank #13: Granta: Canada — with Falen Johnson, Catherine Leroux, Alexander Macleod and Rosalind Porter

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150 years after Canada’s confederation, we were joined by Granta magazine and three leading Canadian writers to celebrate ‘CanLit’ in all its many guises.

Nov 28 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: Rebecca Solnit

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We were joined by writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit.

Jun 28 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: Feel Free: Nick Laird & Zadie Smith

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We were joined by Nick Laird and Zadie Smith to discuss their new collections—of poetry and essays, respectively—both entitled Feel Free.

Jul 17 2018

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Rank #16: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Refugees

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We were delighted to be joined by the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016, Viet Thanh Nguyen. In association with Editions Belfond.

Jul 05 2017

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Rank #17: Rachel Cusk on Coventry

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We were joined by Rachel Cusk to discuss Coventry, an expansive and eloquent collection of essays from “one of the smartest writers alive” (New York Times).

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #18: Deborah Levy on Hot Milk

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For the final event in the Festival Quartier du Livre, we’re delighted to welcome back Booker-shortlisted author Deborah Levy to talk about her stunning new novel Hot Milk.

Jun 02 2016

55mins

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Rank #19: Josh Cohen on Not Working

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We were joined by Josh Cohen to discuss his brilliant Not Working: Why We Have to Stop, a book about how inactivity works – and how it can be a necessary and creative condition for a life worth living.

Jun 17 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: Nathan Hill on The Nix

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Nathan Hill’s The Nix was one of the most celebrated début novels of the last year. We found out why when he joined us at the bookstore.

Oct 12 2017

56mins

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