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Peter Cox

Burning Books

Talking Great, Good, Bad and Very Bad Books

Burning Books

Your Host

Eric Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin

Separating smoke from fire

You’ll never manage to read all the great books in the world, and that’s a fact.

Fortunately, you don’t need to.

Because every week or two, your host Eric Beck Rubin brings you a fresh eye on a classic piece of writing.

From recent débuts to classics, fiction to non-fiction, memoirs, philosophy, science, history and journalism, Burning Books separates the smoking from the singeworthy, looking at the pleasures (and pains) of reading, the craft of writing, the ideas that are at the heart of great novels as well as novels that try to be great… but don’t quite make it.

Highlights from the Shop

MASTERCLASS with Peter Cox

Ignite Your Writing With This One-On-One Intensive

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Interview with Todd Hasak-Lowy

Netanya, Hebrew Literature, Deformed and reformed writing

Netanya by Dror Burstein

Everything – everything in one book

Human Parts by Orly Castel-Bloom

Making Nonsense of It All

Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua

Don’t Let the Music Stop

Regeneration – Pat Barker

The Beginning of Something New

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Rivalry, Precocity, Misery

River of Smoke – Amitav Ghosh

‘Inhale, Exhale’ – Cypress Hill