The Penguin Podcast


The Penguin Podcast's Best of the Booker Prize

To celebrate this year’s upcoming Booker Prize nominations, we've delved back into the archives and cherry-picked highlights from eight very special interviews. Hear about the inspirations, frustrations, and secrets behind the winners of the most prestigious prize in literature.

What’s in a name? What is the worst question you can ask an author? Who has a squirrel skull hidden under their bed? All these questions are answered, alongside discussions of African Temporality, the importance of mischief and protest on social media. #PenguinPodcast

Original interviews, from the archives:

  • Bernardine Evaristo with Nihal Arthanayake:
  • Anne Enright with Nihal Arthanayake:
  • Salman Rushdie with David Olusoga:
  • Howard Jacobson with Nihal Arthanayake:
  • Ian McEwan with Katy Brand:
  • Marlon James with Nihal Arthanayake:
  • Pat Barker with Katy Brand:
  • Arundhati Roy with Kirsty Lang:  

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