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Rough Trade Books

A publishing venture in the mould of the pioneering record label. Bringing the same original spirit and radical direction to the world of book publishing.

Every Monday from 2pm – 4pm you can hear a Rough Trade Books show being broadcast on Soho Radio’s NYC +Culture Channel.

Monthly shows include:

The Rough Trade Books Club hosted by editor and Rough Trade Books author Mathew Clayton. Each month guests from the literary world—authors, agents, booksellers and editors—bring Mathew their current book recommendations to chew over. Regular features will include Will Burns’ Poetry Corner, Nina Hervé shining a light on a Rough Trade Edition and some tenuous musical links.

Stress Test is like an anxiety dream made real, the presenters of this show—Joe Dunthorne, Martha Sprackland and John Osborne—invite special guest poets to produce new poems under timed conditions and make them read them aloud on the radio. Then they talk about what went wrong. Follow Stress Test and join in on Twitter here.

The Grief Mixtape is a new show that invites special guests to join visual artist The Fandangoe Kid on air to talk about love and loss, with one guest each month creating a playlist dedicated to who, or what, they are mourning. The Grief Mixtape is an ode to love lost—a direct line into people’s homes and hearts at a time when we all need a dose of tenderness.

4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE are back with quarterly instalments to see you through 2021. Tune in for an intimate odyssey of poetic thought and wholesome friendship mixed with some banging tunes.

Strange Religion with Wendy Erskine, with talk and music about our own strange rituals, devotions and practices.  First up, tanning, body-building and what we do to our skin.

Irregulars is a show where any of the Rough Trade Books authors have an idea or when we invite other indie publishers to takeover.

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