World Book Club

BBC World Service

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.


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Robert Harris - Imperium

April 3rd, 2017

Robert Harris discusses the first of his bestselling Roman trilogy, Imperium. (Picture credit: BBC.)

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Joël Dicker talks about his novel The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.

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Laura Restrepo - Delirium

February 6th, 2017

Colombian writer Laura Restrepo discusses her novel Delirium.

We talk to the acclaimed Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard about A Death in the Family, volume one of his remarkable series of memoirs My Struggle. Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and...