Natalie Haynes

Season 2, Episode 5


Writer, performer, broadcaster and Man Booker Prize judge Natalie Haynes is in the studio with Robin and Josie this week to talk about reading two books a day for a year, Greek classics and an excess of novels set in WWII.


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Reading List

Natalie recommends:

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke

Hannibal’s Crossing of the Alps by Titus Livy

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

True History by Lucian

The Iliad by Homer

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

Medea by Euripides

Thyestes by Seneca

Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

The work of Henry James

The Art of the Body by Michael Squire

Josie recommends:

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

The Frogs by Aristophanes

Robin recommends:

Jerusalem by Alan Moore

The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

Odyssey by Homer

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster by Simon Armitage

Usborne’s Living in Roman Times by Jane Chisholm

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