Our appearance on the BBC’s World Book Club!

Just about a year after we appeared on CTV’s The Social as the show’s book club expert, we were on the BBC!

Earlier this month, BBC World Service released its World Book Club episode on Herman Koch, author of The Dinner (which we read in August 2013). I was invited to participate in the episode and ask Koch a few questions.

You can hear my part at the 36:00-minute mark, but if you’ve read The Dinner, the whole show is terrific to listen to. I won’t spoil it, but the question I ask (on behalf of the UBC) is pretty controversial… and get a surprising reaction!

Click the link below to listen.

BBC World Service – World Book Club, Herman Koch, November 2014

Host Harriet GIlbert & author Herman Koch

The show was actually recorded in July, and I participated by phone from Calgary, where I was visiting friends and taking in the Calgary Stampede for the first time. It was a really cool experience to participate in an international show with such a massive following.

Big thanks to the BBC World Book Club for having us, and thanks to Herman Koch for writing such a great book to discuss!


About Julia Kent

Julia is an outgoing and energetic writer and food blogger from Halifax. Five years ago, Julia started The Unputdownable Book Club and her food blog, The Domestic Blonde. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, Julia currently works in Ottawa in public relations. As a former broadcast journalist and with a background in musical theatre, she is a natural presenter. In her free time, she recipe-tests, reads, runs, hosts a podcast called Young PR Pros, watches bad television and plays competitive soccer. She’s addicted to Canadian Living and Chapters Indigo. Her favourite books include A Thousand Splendid Suns, Pride & Prejudice and The Book of Negroes. Twitter: @kentjulia
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One Response to Our appearance on the BBC’s World Book Club!

  1. Pingback: Book of the month – A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews | The "Unputdownable" Book Club

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