Little Atoms 380 – Nell Zink & The Wallcreeper and Mislaid

July 1, 2015

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Nell Zink was born in 1964 in southern California and grew up in rural Virginia. She attended Stuart Hall School and the College of William and Mary, where she majored in philosophy. Rather late in life she got a doctorate in Media Studies from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She works as a translator for […]

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Little Atoms 379 – Emma Jane Unsworth & Alex Hourston

June 24, 2015

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Emma Jane Unsworth is a journalist and won the Betty Trask Award for her novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize. Her short story ‘I Arrive First’ was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012. Emma’s latest novel Animals has won a 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. After […]

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Little Atoms 378 – Nick Lane & The Vital Question

June 17, 2015

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Nick Lane is a biochemist in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London and leads the UCL Origins of Life Programme. His first book, Oxygen, was one of the Sunday Times Books of the Year in 2002. Power, Sex, Suicide was named as a book of the year in The Economist in 2005 and was short-listed for The Aventis […]

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Little Atoms 377 – Joanna Biggs & Stevan Alcock

June 10, 2015

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On this week's Little Atoms Podcast, Joanna Biggs on her book All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain at Work, and Stevan Alcock on his novel Blood Relatives.

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Little Atoms 376 – Gavin Francis & Adventures in Human Being

June 3, 2015

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On this week's Little Atoms, Neil Denny talks to Dr Gavin Francis about his latest book is Adventures in Human Being.

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Little Atoms 375 – Lynsey Addario & It’s What I Do

May 20, 2015

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On this week's Little Atoms, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist Lynsey Addario on her Memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.

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Little Atoms 374 – Brandy Schillace & Caitlin Doughty

May 13, 2015

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On this week’s Little Atoms podcast, two books about Death. Brandy Schillace on Death’s Summer Coat, and Caitlin Doughty on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Dr Brandy Schillace writes about culture, the history of medicine, and the intersections of medicine and literature. She is Research Associate and guest curator for the Dittrick Medical History Center […]

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Little Atoms 373 – Zoe Williams & Get it Together

May 6, 2015

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The day before the most uninspiring General Election in Decades, we talk to Zoe Williams about her new book Get it Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics.

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Little Atoms 372 – Wellcome Book Prize 2105 Part Two

April 29, 2015

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Neil Denny talks to two more shortlisted writers, Henry Marsh and Marion Coutts.

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Little Atoms 371 – Wellcome Book Prize 2015 Part One

April 22, 2015

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On Wednesday 29th April the winner of the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize will be announced. In the first of two special editions of Little Atoms, Neil Denny talks to three of the shortlisted writers. This week: Miriam Toews, Scott Stossell and Sarah Moss. Miriam Toews was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite town of […]

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