12 Feb 2019 Medium on the come up

Radio 2 Book Club - On The Come Up by Angie Thomas


Next up on the Jo Whiley Radio 2 Book Club will be On The Come Up, the powerful new novel from Angie Thomas, author of best-seller The Hate U Give. It was released on 5 February and Angie will be on the show on Monday 18 February. Read more »

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Announcing the Wellcome Book Prize Longlist 2019


The 2019 Wellcome Book Prize longlist has been announced, celebrating the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness. The longlist of twelve titles was selected by a judging panel chaired by author Elif Shafak with Jon Day, Viv Groskop, Kevin Fong and Rick Edwards. Read more »

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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village


Joanna Nell writes character-driven stories of self-discovery for women of a certain age, creating young-at-heart characters who break the rules and defy society’s expectations. We talked to Joanna about how she came to write her heart-warming debut, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village. Read more »

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Helen Lederer's New Comedy Book Prize


Helen Lederer has been making us laugh for years, from stand-up comedy, to Absolutely Fabulous, to her debut novel Losing It, published in 2015. She’s now turning her sights on supporting other female comic writers, with the creation of the Comedy Women in Print prize, open to both published and unpublished female writers. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club - Golden Child by Claire Adam


The first book to be featured on the Jo Whiley Radio 2 Book Club will be Golden Child, the powerful debut novel by Claire Adam. It is released on 17 January and Claire will be on the show on Monday 21 January. Read more »