Tessa Hadley reads Elizabeth Bowen

Layout 1I’ve been worrying lately that I’m a bit of an avant-garde literature fetishist, incapable of responding to stories that non-pretentious types read and that I’ll never enjoy a ‘there once was a woman story’ ever again. Luckily, I just read/heard my first Elizabeth Bowen story, and it’s great


Will Self reads Jorge Luis Borges’ ‘On Exactitude in Science’

13323-will_self_reading_-1660-editNovelist Will Self reading author Jorge Luis Borges’ short, short, tiny small short story, ‘On Exactitude in Science’


Colm Tóibín reads Eugene McCabe’s short story, ‘Music at Annahulian’

colmtoibin_raptoresquireColm Tóibín giving a great reading of a quiet, competent and occasionally powerful short story by Eugene McCabe on the Guardian short stories podcast, which, apart from the musical intros, was nice while it lasted.


Colm Tóibín discussing ‘Nora Webster’

colmtoibin_raptoresquireColm Tóibín’s always nice to listen to. Here he is talking Enniscorthy folklore, the making of Brooklyn and the sixteen-year gestation period of his most recent novel, Nora Webster.