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Marlon James & Jake Morrissey
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People is a podcast hosted by the Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. In each episode, Marlon and Jake talk about authors—specifically dead authors. Authors they like. Authors they hate. Great books, terrible books, and books they love that you’d never expect them to. As a writer and an editor, Marlon and Jake have read thousands of books between them, and they’re not shy in expressing their opinions about them. Sometimes they’ll agree, sometimes they...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 768 ratings
Black authors
Love the podcast. Love Marlon's books. I'd like to hear you talk about some African American authors--Hurston, Wright, Himes, Toomer, Morrison, etc.Read full review »
jp1horton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/20
Marlon and Jake read dead people
I love this podcast! I stumbled on it a month ago , it’s great for the avid reader but nicely irreverent too, no sacred cows, interesting takes on classics, I like the banter between the 2 hosts, please make some more episodes !!
Crazy marathon lady via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/25/20
When are you returning.....
Love your audio chemistry! Severely missing your banter. I have read all the books mentioned in the show and I am waiting to anxiously to hear of more recommendations. Come back soon! P.S. Please dissect more of Toni Morison, James Baldwin, Fyodor Dostoevsky
La"TrEEna" via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/20
Recent Episodes
As Marlon and Jake wrap up Season 1 of Reading Dead People, they take a moment to reflect on what they've learned and what dead books and authors they want to discuss when they return for season two. So Marlon and Jake will be on a hiatus--they have some reading to do!--but fear not, they will be...
Published 03/17/20
This week Marlon and Jake answer some of the questions that listeners have asked. What dead author or book did they initially hate but have come around to love? What is the best book by the worst dead author? And who is the most annoying character by a dead author? (Spoiler alert: Heathcliff....
Published 03/09/20
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