Spoken word entertainment is something Audible offer in a number of regards and now, they’re expanding their roster of original content with the new Graham Norton Book Club podcast.
The national treasure, TV host and best-selling author will be in conversation with a wealth of unique talent, including audiobook narrators, authors and storytelling enthusiasts.
Guests joining the podcast include Maxine Peake, Zadie Smith, Neil Gaiman, Denise Mina, Stephen Mangan and Juliet Stevenson, with many more still to be announced.
Alternating co-hosts will also join the conversation each episode, with books journalist Alex Clark and author Sara Collins providing their own news and views from the world of books.
Specially-recruited book-clubbers will also be joining in on the fun!
Chatting about the new series, Norton said: “Sharing stories is one of life's greatest pleasures and that is at the heart of this book club. Our choices are varied, our opinions sometimes very different, but a passion for a tale well told unites us all. There are no fancy gimmicks or weird format twists - it is just the people who create books and those that love them coming together to celebrate the power of fiction, and everyone is welcome!”
Aurelie De Troyer, SVP, International Content at Audible, added: “We’re delighted to be launching a fresh take on the book club in this brilliant new podcast. Who better than Graham to share his hilarious and thoughtful musings on what to read and listen to each week. Graham brings his characteristic wit and interviewing excellence to the series, along with his passion for books and storytelling which shine out of each episode.”
To celebrate the launch, Norton is to host a special virtual event for Hay Festival on Sunday, May 30th, 2021. There, he'll interview Irish novelist Marian Keyes, along with Pointless presenter and author of best-seller The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman.
The first episode of The Graham Norton Book Club is out now, available free for Audible members, or free to download with a 30-day free trial.
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