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The Podcast Team

Meet the wonderful people behind the LoveReading Podcast, a monthly mix of book-related conversation hosted by author and editor Elena Lappin. It contains interviews with writers, publishing professionals, journalists, readers, book sellers, and book reviewers, discussing books and other themes related to literature of various genres, and the arts.

Elena Lappin

Elena Lappin is a writer, editor and presenter. She is the author of Foreign Brides, a collection of stories, The Nose, a novel, and What Language Do I Dream In? A memoir. She has contributed investigative journalism, features, essays, reviews and author profiles to Granta, Prospect, The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Independent, and New York Times Book Review. She is former founding editor of ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press where she published exceptional debut novelists including Olivia Sudjic, Rachel Elliott and Man Booker shortlisted Chigozie Obioma. Podcasting about books is her private passion which has now become public.

Alex Rayment

Alex Rayment is a sound designer and audio engineer who has a background in several fields of scientific research. He has created audio pieces and sound installations for In The Dark Radio, Julie’s Bicycle, Turf Projects and Twin Magazine. He aims to use sound to present compelling stories, ideas and dialogues which promote curiosity and hope in a world that’s hungry for change. Find out more about Alex at