Hamya and Walton to host “The Booker Prize Podcast”
The Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards, is launching a new podcast on July 6th called “The Booker Prize Podcast”. According to reports, the show will be hosted by Jo Hamya and James Walton, who will cast a fresh eye over nominated titles from the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize. New episodes will be released every Thursday, and listeners can follow the show wherever they get their podcasts.
In addition to discussing nominated titles, the hosts will also interview authors, judges and other literary figures. The podcast, which also aims to provide insights into the world of literature more broadly comes as the Booker Prize celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the organisation has partnered with the Black Writers’ Guild to launch Love at First Line, a one-off £2,500 prize open to writers from Black, Asian, and Mixed Heritage backgrounds.
Jo Hamya expressed excitement about the launch of the podcast, saying “I much look forward to being joined by our listeners who will no doubt keep us on our toes”. With the combination of insightful discussion and engaging interviews, “The Booker Prize Podcast” is sure to be a hit among literary enthusiasts.