1 Jun 2019

New life for old books: 'Backlisted'

From The Podcast Hour, 12:25 pm on 1 June 2019
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'Backlisted' takes forgotten and neglected books that are chosen by a guest and talks about them; reading extracts, putting them into context and giving them new life for a modern reader. It's a bit like a clever book club where everyone does all the reading!

The show's hosted by Andy Miller- who chronicled his quest to read 50 great books in 'The Year of Reading Dangerously'- and by the publisher and author John Mitchinson, who spent lots of time here in New Zealand growing up.

We speak to John about how the podcast's getting people to read and buy more books, and play an extract from the episode about Angus Wilson's novel 'Hemlock and After' , featuring guest Dickon Edwards