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Something Innovative This Way Comes

It’s start-up night on The Naked Book with three of the hottest new innovators explaining how their bookish brews will charm the money, entice the publisher, and beguile the reader. Oh, and make a billion. Representing Small Demons was Richard Nash: officially charged with saving the “book biz”, Nash is getting into his stride. Small […]

John Simopoulos: A Tiger Burning Bright

When we asked John Simopoulos, Founding Fellow and Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, to read Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner last year, we had an overwhelming response from listeners wanting to hear more from him. We’re thrilled to welcome John back to present this special new year’s “mixed bag of […]

Death Comes for the Archbishop

“The greatest American novelist of the 20th century” says Oxford don John Simopoulos of Willa Cather, the author who grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life.  John recommends Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) “nothing short of magical” he says, and when John says that, you can take […]

Remnants of a Quiet Life

John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, is with us again today in an occasional but delightful series we’re running this summer that we’re calling “Books That Matter”.   Featuring books and authors you may not necessarily have come across, but which will amply repay your attention.  Today, we present Remnants of a […]