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British Gothic

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Andrew Michael Hurley whose Gothic novel The Loney has been one of the publishing stories of the year. 300 copies were first published by an small press, it grabbed the attention of a larger publisher, received glowing reviews from Stephen King amongst others and now the film rights have been snapped up. Andrew talks to Mariella about his success and the tradition of British Gothic Writing.

Also in the programme, novelist Matt Haig introduces a new literary star as he talks about the winner of the BBC Young Writers Award, Philip Jones from the Bookseller on whether the ebook reader is becoming outdated and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid asks why novelists are not inspired by running. Show less

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hurley
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Haig
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Vybarr Cregan-Reid

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