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The Magwood on Books podcast with Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins, author of the best-selling The Girl on the Train, discusses her new novel, Into the Water, the significance of water, family relationships, and writing relatable characters.

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The Girl on the Train

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Into the Water

The Magwood on Books podcast with Paul Auster

American novelist Paul Auster on his latest epic novel, 4 3 2 1, the unexpected, human possibility, autobiographical references in books, and the adventure of the unknown when writing fiction.

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4 3 2 1

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The Magwood on Books podcast with Marita van der Vyver

Marita van der Vyver on her new novel, choosing to write a male protagonist, middle-aged disillusionment, and how language shapes your identity.

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You Lost Me

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The Magwood on Books podcast with John Boyne

John Boyne’s new novel The Heart’s Invisible Furies chronicles the life of a gay man in Dublin. Here he talks about the hypocrisy of the Catholic church, his determination to write strong female characters and how his deadpan humour serves the story.

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The Heart's Invisible Furies

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The Magwood on Books podcast with Fiona Melrose

MidwinterDebut author Fiona Melrose talks to Michele Magwood about her heartbreaking novel Midwinter and how her dyslexia shaped her ear for dialogue.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Phil Collins on his autobiography, Not Dead Yet

Not Dead YetPhil Collins looks back on an astounding career in his autobiography Not Dead Yet, from a dull suburban upbringing to the rare heights of superstardom.

He’s a surprisingly humble man:

I’m a musician. I got a chance to play with a few great people and that’s all I wanted to do. To play. Whether I was a pop star or not was irrelevant.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Karin Brynard chats about her new book, Our Fathers

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I write the kind of book that I would like to read.

- Karin Brynard

Our FathersKarin Brynard talks about her book Our Fathers and the crime writers she admires, from Agatha Christie to Mike Nicol.

Brynard’s first two novels, Plaasmoord and Onse vaders, took the South African market by storm, becoming instant bestsellers. She has won numerous literary awards, including the UJ Debut Prize for Creative Writing and two M-Net Awards.

Our Fathers is out now.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Marianne Thamm discusses her new memoir, Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me

I constantly and publicly thank Bob Marley and marijuana for helping me escape a brutal, dull and claustrophobic world.

- Marianne Thamm

Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela And MeI chatted to Marianne Thamm about her new book Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela And Me: A Memoir of Sorts, growing up in Pretoria and her difficult relationship with her Nazi father.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Kenneth de Kok chats about his new memoir, Going Back to Say Goodbye

Going Back to Say GoodbyeKenneth de Kok visited the studio to chat about Going Back to Say Goodbye: A Boyhood on the Mine, his finely observed memoir of growing up in Stilfontein in the 1950s.

“I hoped that any emotional impact would be subtle,” he says, “that it wouldn’t be a sad or overly happy story, that it would just be.”

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Sam Cowen talks about her new book From Whiskey to Water

From Whiskey to WaterSam Cowen has written a wry, clear-eyed account of her alcoholism and recovery called From Whiskey to Water.

Here she talks about the night it all came crashing down.

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