Narrated by Reese Witherspoon
The unabridged Go Set A Watchman audiobook, narrated by Reese Witherspoon, will be available on July 14 for download from Cornerstone Digital at £9.50 or on CD at £18.99
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee is published by William Heinemann on July 14 at £18.99. To order a copy for the special price of £9.99 (RRP £18.99), go to bookshop.theguardian.com or call 0330 333 6846. Price valid until 31.07.15
John Crace digests Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath down to just 600 words, and Oliver Burkeman joins him to discuss whether popular science books have reached a tipping pointClaire ArmitsteadJohn CraceOliver BurkemanTim Maby Dec 28, 2013
The Guardian's series of John Lewis sponsored sound stories to help you sleep continues with an original tale from the novelist and performer A L Kennedy.
In Going, going, gone Kennedy imagines waiting with the listener for sleep to arrive. Evoking sleep as a welcome friend, Kennedy - who herself suffers from insomnia - extols the "warm living velvet" that enfolds and insulates us from the stresses of life.
Written by AL Kennedy, music and sound by Pascal Wyse, produced by Alannah Chance and research by Louis Van Kleeff. Executive producer on the series is Jason Phipps.
Neil Gaiman sends Damien Walter on a tour of Weird London, invites a panel of guests to assess the future of literature and reads his haunting story, Down to a Sunless SeaClaire ArmitsteadNeil GaimanM John HarrisonDamien WalterCory DoctorowJonny GellerTim Maby Jun 13, 2013
This week we’re talking science and culture, and how to bridge the divide between the two, with Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli.
As well as being the high priest of atheism, Dawkins is also a pioneering scientist. His books have sold more than 8m copies and he’s the only evolutionary biologist to have 1.3 million followers on Twitter. He joins us to discuss his latest collection of essays, Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist.
Rovelli is a professor of theoretical physics who became an unexpected publishing success in 2014 with his short introduction to the science of the very big and the very small, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. It was published in more than 41 languages and sold more than 1m copies. Rovelli’s latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, grounds the cutting edge of contemporary physics in an intellectual tradition stretching back to the ancient Greeks.
After tackling the social impact of branding and corporate dominance in No Logo, then the use of crises to further political agendas in The Shock Doctrine, and the problem of political apathy in the face of climate change in This Changes Everything, activist and author Naomi Klein is back with a book that unites all her previous targets: No Is Not Enough.
Written in just months after Donald Trump’s election, No Is Not Enough is a powerful call to arms in the Trump era. Klein warns readers to be aware of the shock tactics employed by the Trump administration, in which crises are exploited in order to impose a sinister political agenda on a distracted public.
In the studio with Gary Younge, Klein spoke about how system failure contributes to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Grenfell Tower fire, what lessons can be learned from Jeremy Corbyn’s recent electoral success in the UK, and why she feels Trump’s win was not a surprise, but a “logical conclusion” to America’s love affair with celebrity and neoliberalism.
Naomi Klein appears at the Southbank Centre, London, on 4 July.
No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein (Allen Lane)
Neil Gaiman is an author who needs (almost) no introduction: the mind behind much-loved novels including Neverwhere, Stardust and Coraline, all of which have been adapted for film, TV and radio. The latest to be adapted is American Gods, which starts on Amazon Prime worldwide on 1 May: a road-trip fantasy epic that follows ex-con Shadow Moon and his run-ins with gods – some old, some new – around modern America.
Gaiman came into the studio and spoke to Sian about everything he has been working on recently – his role in the TV version of American Gods, his latest book, Norse Mythology, and how he’s getting on adapting Good Omens for the BBC, the book he wrote with his beloved friend and fellow author, the late Terry Pratchett.
Jung Chang makes the case for China's Empress Dowager Cixi, while Rachel Cooke argues that women did more than the washing up in the 1950sRichard LeaClaire ArmitsteadIain ChambersRachel Cooke Nov 15, 2013
As the digital revolution sweeps through publishing, is editing in decline? We find out how the 21st-century editor works, with Diana Athill, Matt Weiland, Karolina Sutton and many more
The upheavals of the information age have transformed traditional publishing, a revolution that has arrived along with a rumble of complaint from critics over editorial standards. But is the art of editing in decline? And if editors are under pressure in the 21st century, if the quiet business of improving a manuscript is simply out of tune with our always-on world, then how does that affect the books on our shelves? What, indeed, do editors actually do all day?
Diana Athill, Matt Weiland and Francesca Main explore how editing combines talent spotting, cheerleading, project management and a close engagement with the text, while the critics Alex Clark and DJ Taylor examine the strains on contemporary publishers. Literary agent Karolina Sutton describes a profession transformed, while Kathryn Sutherland offers a historical perspective and translation specialists Stefan and Tara Tobler consider the wider world.
Stet by Diana Athill (Granta)
The Prose Factory by DJ Taylor (Chatto and Windus)
Letters from Ernest Hemingway and Christopher Isherwood give us an intimate portrait of their lives, while Simon Garfield traces the art of letter writing through the agesClaire ArmitsteadSimon GarfieldTim Maby Oct 18, 2013
This festive season, we're talking to some of the big authors and cultural figures about their favourite short story and why they love it, with each episode also including the story read by an actor. In this preview of the first episode, hear Penelope Lively's choice read by actor and writer Simon Callow.
As a new report reveals the dire financial straits being faced by literary novelists, we investigate how these bleak conditions arose and what can be done to help the writers, regarded by some as thoroughbreds and by others as ghosts of Christmas past.
We also catch up with Edward St Aubyn, one of a series of top novelists hired to reimagine Shakespeare’s plays for the 21st century. Perhaps not surprisingly for a writer whose name-making Melrose novels centred on his own monstrous father, he chose King Lear as his subject. In a Guardian book club event chaired by John Mullan, he introduces Dunbar, the autocratic head of an international media corporation who has recently been ousted by his family.