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  • Summary

  • The Graham Norton Book Club is back. 

    We’re still all about the stories – reading them, writing then, listening to them, talking about them - and in our new series we’re featuring some of the world’s best storytellers including Margaret Atwood, Matt Haig, Walter Mosley, Lisa Taddeo and Val McDermid. 

    We’ll also hear from the famous voices behind some of the best audio books around (try Dave Grohl, Miriam Margolyes, Derren Brown and David Sedaris for starters) while, of course, each time our brilliant band of clubbers hotly debate the merits of our book of the week. All this plus news, reviews and recommendations on what to read or listen to next. 

    Come and join the Club. You’re very welcome.

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Episodes
  • Ep 6: Walter Mosley and Lemn Sissay

    Nov 25 2021

    Walter Mosley’s classic hard-boiled crime drama, Devil in a Blue Dress, is our book of the week. Graham talks to Walter about why 1948 Los Angeles still enthrals readers today and our clubbers get their gumshoes on and discuss whether it’s an open and shut case or a petty crime. 

    Poet Lemn Sissay talks about bringing to life TS Eliot’s Cats and his own extraordinary memoir, My Name Is Why, while Sara Collins sees the funny side with her three best humorous novels.

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  • Ep 5: Michelle Zauner and David Sedaris

    Nov 18 2021

    Crying in H Mart is Michelle Zauner’s New York Times best-selling memoir about the loss of her Korean mother and the discovery of her own Korean heritage. Michelle tells Graham about the writing of it while the clubbers debate how they felt about the reading of it. 

    Humourist David Sedaris talks about committing his latest of volume of diaries – A Carnival of Snackery – to sound, and Alex chimes with the zeitgeist with three books from Japan and Korea (Graham has still not seen Squid Game). 

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    45 mins
  • Ep 4: Matt Haig and Celia Imrie

    Nov 11 2021

    Matt Haig’s chart topping The Midnight Library is this week’s book. He tells Graham about creating this fantasy best-seller while the club decide if they’re renewing their loan or returning their cards. Celia Imrie reveals the true story behind her new audiobook, Orphans of the Storm, Sara Collins decides if ‘the book was better’ with three of the best novels adapted for TV and film and our chart guide gives you the inside track on the next big thing.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The Midnight Library deals with suicide and issues surrounding it. If you have been affected by any of the themes discussed in the programme, please get in touch with one of these organisations who can help and support you.

    UK - Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

    Europe - Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

    USA - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

    Australia - Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/

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Love this bookclub,so happy for another season.

Love this bookclub, so happy for another season. Great to listen to in the car on the way to and from work.

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  • Leah
  • 28-10-2021

So great

Graham Norton is such a talented interviewer. I’d tune in even if he were talking to a brick wall.

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  • Hazel Campbell
  • 27-10-2021

Brilliant book club

I really enjoyed Graham's book club. from its Groovy music, to Graham's wit and knowledge and of course his great interviews. All in all a good time.
PS, I only really read and listen to Directive books, val McDermott is one of my favorites. can you get Ian Rankin?

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  • Christine
  • 25-10-2021

I am delighted that Graham Norton's book club is b

What a delight to have the second series of the brilliant Graham Norton book club. I discovered so many new books and authors that I have since purchased and look forward to discovering more in this new series. Graham is relaxed, witty and knowledgeable, reviewers are diverse and interesting and the insight from the authors is fascinating. A great format, well done and thank you.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-10-2021

Graham + Books

Graham Norton and lots of nice people talking about books. What's not to love? A must for any Bookworm.

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  • Doctina
  • 26-11-2021

a wonderful find

I stumbled across this just as the second series was about to start.
Not only is this a wonderful listen; Norton is hugely entertaining and his love of reading shines through, but the books covered are great.
Yes, I have read or listened to several of the Clubbers' choices.

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  • Adriana
  • 23-11-2021

Great podcast to inspire your reading

Very inspiring podcast. A very good mix of readers who all bring their own tastes to the club. All opinions and experiences of regular books and audiobooks are valid and valued, and had a giggle about of course.

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  • Lyndsey Buss
  • 21-11-2021

Love Love Love!

Love the book club. started listening as was in need of inspiration and have binged all episodes!

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  • Eliza Tosi
  • 12-11-2021

Love you Graham

I enjoy this podcast so much - it’s really refreshing to hear a group of people honestly dissect a recent book, whether or not they enjoyed it, when many other podcasts are too in thrall to the author to be able to give any genuine critiques (which is no fun for the listener!) Graham is charming as ever and Sara Collins’ input is always interesting and funny too.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 06-11-2021

Great listen

Very enjoyable and informative podcast. It is nice to hear about new audiobooks and other people opinions about books🙂

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