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

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2010/dec/19/tessa-hadley-elizabeth-bowen-jungle

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’

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2013/jan/04/will-self-jorge-luis-borges

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.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2010/dec/07/colm-toibin-eugene-mccabe

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2016/mar/29/colm-toibin-on-writing-his-novel-nora-webster-books-podcast