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My Life in Books with Red Széll

Join broadcaster Red Széll in one-on-one interviews with authors who discuss their life, works and three books that have resonated with them. Weekdays at 1 p.m. Eastern.

My Life in Books with Red Széll

Join broadcaster Red Széll in one-on-one interviews with authors who discuss their life, works and three books that have resonated with them. Weekdays at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Recent episodes

Ruta Sepetys

Authored on September 15, 2022

In this episode, Red is joined by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys, who has built an international reputation for shining a light into the darkest corners of 20th-century history and telling the stories of ordinary people resisting extraordinary brutality.

 

To date, her five novels have been published in over 60 countries and 40 languages, and all have been recorded as audiobooks read by some of the best narrators in the business.

 

Her latest book, ""I Must Betray You,"" transports us back to Romania in 1989. It’s a world of state-controlled paranoia in which spies are everywhere and personal freedom nowhere.

 

Join Ruta and Red as they discuss how the power of testimony and storytelling can be used to heal the legacy of tyranny, and discover which ""The Sopranos"" actor narrated Ruta’s latest novel.

Louise Hare

Authored on September 1, 2022

"This month, Red’s guest is Louise Hare, whose atmospheric debut novel, ""This Lovely City,"" was set in bombed-out, post-war London and placed a young couple from the Windrush generation at the heart of a tender love story wrapped up in a whodunnit.

The novel received rave reviews and Louise’s follow up, ""Miss Aldridge Regrets,"" was an eagerly anticipated treat that found its way into many-a-summer holiday suitcase. Set in 1936 aboard the ocean liner Queen Mary, it is a sparkling murder mystery, combining music and glamour with a probing exploration of race, class and pre-WW2 politics.

Join Louise and Red as they explore the Golden Age of crime fiction, jazz and Art Deco, and the social divisions and suspicions that underpinned it."

AMI Presenters Special

Authored on July 24, 2022

This month, to celebrate the show’s first birthday, Red is joined by not one, but three guests, all of whom should be familiar to AMI listeners, and all of whom love talking books.

Join Red round the table with fellow AMI presenters Dave Brown, Kelly MacDonald and Ramya Amuthan, as they explore the books they love and the changing ways in which they access them.