THE WORDS celebrates its first year.

In January 2018 Simon & Schuster UK launched its monthly literary podcast, dedicated to the world of books, authors, culture and society.

In our first year we have covered some of the key issues and themes of the day and interviewed some of the book world’s most influential and entertaining writers, from Hollywood Star Sally Field to prizewinning poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

In our December episode, our presenter Rosie Goldsmith takes us back over the past year to hear some of the highlights from 32 wonderful guests and lively debates on topics ranging from Sexism, Mental Health, Crime, Poetry to Epic Journeys.

This programme is your opportunity to listen again to the best of The Words and – if you are joining us for the first time – welcome!