Friday, May 15, 2009

Blackwells - Podcasts

Booksellers, Blackwells, are making some great podcasts available every couple of weeks. The most recent includes Kazuo Ishiguro, who talks about his first volume of short stories, Nocturnes - "a bittersweet collection" that owes its inspiration to his fascination with music. Nick Davies, whose book Flat Earth News last week won the first Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize sponsored by Blackwell, explains why he thinks journalism has been replaced by "churnalism". The third author is Mark Bostridge, whose biography of Florence Nightingale reveals that she was neither saint nor villain, but something much more interesting than the myth.

Other authors include Alain de Botton, Peter Carey and Ben Goldacre. All the podcasts to date have been archived.

Blackwells podcasts can be found here.