Our guest on Episode 16 is Caroline Ambrose, who’s the founder of the Bath Novel Award, an advocate for public libraries, a quiz show veteran, and a superfan of super trees.
She talks us through the ins and outs of running a writing prize, what it is that makes the Bath Novel Award special, some of the exciting books that have been shortlisted and are now out in the world, her work campaigning for libraries, and more.
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Books mentioned on the episode:
Rainbirds, by Clarissa Goenawan
Precocious, by Joanna Barnard
Hush Little Baby, by Joanna Barnard
Baby Doll, by Holly Overton
Friend Request, by Laura Marshall
Troublemakers, by Catherine Barter
Testament, by Kim Sherwood
The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman
The Lido, by Libby Page
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
Writers as Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics, by Virago
Casablanca: My Moroccan Food, by Nargisse Benkabbou
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, by Ruth Hogan
Ella on the Outside, by Cath Howe
White Rabbit, Red Wolf, by Tom Pollack
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