The Book Show – S1 #8

Kate Atkinson

This week, Kate Atkinson won the Costa Novel of the Year Prize for her book, Life after Life. It tells the story of Ursula Todd, a woman who is reincarnated over the course of the book – but can she use this knowledge to her advantage? We talk to Kate Atkinson about the novel and her Costa win.

A new year is often about newness and looking forward, but when it comes to books, what about re-reading the classic books you’ve loved and want to return to? Carlo Gebler discusses the merits of re-reading, and of returning to old books as part of the book club at Maghaberry Prison, where he teaches.