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The Penguin Podcast returns

Hosted by the wonderful Richard E. Grant, each episode will feature one of our best-loved authors discussing the five objects that have shaped their writing. First up, we hear from Kate Atkinson. Tune in and subscribe here.

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Books to take to a desert island

Guest blogger Lucy Mangan shares which of the new A Puffin Book collection would she take on a deserted holiday.

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On the blog: Writing Asylum

Patrick McGrath explains the story behind writing his 1996 novel Asylum, ahead of its reissue this August.

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The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray's novel in audiobook

"I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

F. Scott Fitzgerald