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SCMP presents Charmaine Chan in conversation with authors from around the world, talking about their books, their craft and what inspires them to write. Charmaine is the South China Morning Post’s Literary Editor and an award-winning journalist. Each episode of the Post Books Podcast is accompanied by related articles in SCMP's Post Magazine.

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12 Oct 2021

SCMP presents the Post Book Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this episode Charmaine Chan speaks to lawyer Christie Tate about her memoir Group, which explores therapy, writing and life changes. Is it a self-help book? Which authors did she turn to for guidance? Now she's bared all, what's next?

SCMP presents the Post Book Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this episode Charmaine Chan speaks to lawyer Christie Tate about her memoir Group, which explores therapy, writing and life changes. Is it a self-help book? Which authors did she turn to for guidance? Now she's bared all, what's next?

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17 Sep 2021

Julian Cribb plunges into the toxic soup that is modern life. The author of Earth Detox describes the scale of contamination caused by man-made chemicals, and how we can clean up our poisoned planet. The SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. 

Julian Cribb plunges into the toxic soup that is modern life. The author of Earth Detox describes the scale of contamination caused by man-made chemicals, and how we can clean up our poisoned planet. The SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. 

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10 Sep 2021

This week Post literary editor Charmaine Chan speaks with Maxine Bedat, author of Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment, about her idea to follow the journey of an imaginary pair of jeans, from fibre to retail before being cast off, ending up at the final destination for all second-hand apparel from the West - landfill in Ghana. Hear also of her journey through textile manufacturing in China and what she found out about the environmental damaging processes used to make the clothes we throw away. 

Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/5i9x

 

This week Post literary editor Charmaine Chan speaks with Maxine Bedat, author of Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment, about her idea to follow the journey of an imaginary pair of jeans, from fibre to retail before being cast off, ending up at the final destination for all second-hand apparel from the West - landfill in Ghana. Hear also of her journey through textile manufacturing in China and what she found out about the environmental damaging processes used to make the clothes we throw away. 

Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/5i9x

 

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3 Sep 2021

In this episode Chelsea Wald, author of “Pipe Dreams”, tells us how the flush toilet is outdated and why new sanitation systems need to cater to different needs. She talks about the pandemic, fatbergs, pit latrines, recycling – and how the poo emoji may be a sign of change to come. SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/2s9a

In this episode Chelsea Wald, author of “Pipe Dreams”, tells us how the flush toilet is outdated and why new sanitation systems need to cater to different needs. She talks about the pandemic, fatbergs, pit latrines, recycling – and how the poo emoji may be a sign of change to come. SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/2s9a

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27 Aug 2021

Tom Vanderbilt, author of “Beginners", talks about learning to be a novice again and why it’s never too late to pick up new skills. SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this interview Tom speaks to Charmaine about taking starter steps in mid-life in everything from surfing to singing, to swimming, cycling, drawing and playing chess. From New York, Tom explains why he went back to being a rookie. Read the online feature: https://sc.mp/37fz

Tom Vanderbilt, author of “Beginners", talks about learning to be a novice again and why it’s never too late to pick up new skills. SCMP presents the Post Books Podcast, with Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this interview Tom speaks to Charmaine about taking starter steps in mid-life in everything from surfing to singing, to swimming, cycling, drawing and playing chess. From New York, Tom explains why he went back to being a rookie. Read the online feature: https://sc.mp/37fz

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20 Aug 2021

SCMP presents Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this episode she speaks to Hong Kong-based author Larry Feign about The Flower Boat Girl, his historical novel about pirate queen Cheng Yat Sou. Blackbeard has nothing on this Tanka boat woman, who was sold into sexual slavery as a child and kidnapped by the man she ended up marrying. At the height of her power, she commanded 1,800 ships and 80,000 pirates. 

Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/3stt

SCMP presents Literary Editor Charmaine Chan, in conversation with authors worldwide about their craft and their books. In this episode she speaks to Hong Kong-based author Larry Feign about The Flower Boat Girl, his historical novel about pirate queen Cheng Yat Sou. Blackbeard has nothing on this Tanka boat woman, who was sold into sexual slavery as a child and kidnapped by the man she ended up marrying. At the height of her power, she commanded 1,800 ships and 80,000 pirates. 

Read the feature article: https://sc.mp/3stt

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