Close Readings

Close Readings

London Review of Books

Close Readings is a new multi-series podcast subscription from the London Review of Books. Two contributors explore areas of literature through a selection of key works, providing an introductory grounding like no other. Listen to some episodes for free here, and extracts from our ongoing subscriber-only series.

How To Subscribe

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Close Readings Plus

If you'd like to receive all the books under discussion in our 2024 series, and get access to online seminars throughout the year with special guests and other supporting material, sign up to Close Readings Plus here:

Running in 2024:

On Satire with Clare Bucknell and Colin Burrow

Human Conditions with Adam Shatz, Judith Butler, Pankaj Mishra and Brent Hayes Edwards

Among the Ancients II with Emily Wilson and Thomas Jones

There'll be a new episode from each series every month.

Get in touch: [email protected]

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Close Readings?

There are 71 episodes avaiable of Close Readings.

What is Close Readings about?

We have categorized Close Readings as:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Books
  • Courses

Where can you listen to Close Readings?

Close Readings is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Close Readings start?

The first episode of Close Readings that we have available was released 1 October 2022.

Who creates the podcast Close Readings?

Close Readings is produced and created by London Review of Books.