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Emma Donoghue, Spy Fiction, Harper Lee's Unpublished Novel

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Emma Donoghue discusses her new novel Akin, and as GCHQ turns 100, spy writer Alan Judd and academic Sam Goodman consider the surprising history of the spy fiction genre Show more

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Andrew Michael Hurley, best novels of 1995, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Andrew Michael Hurley talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Starve Acre, and writer Richard Beard and journalist Arifa Akbar consider the most enduring novels of 1995. Show more

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Pajtim Statovci, Gerald Murnane discussed, Roxane Gay's favourite book, Benjamin Dreyer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Pajtim Statovci discusses his novel Crossing and Mariella Frostrup and guests explore the work of Gerald Murnane, often tipped to be Australia's next Nobel winner Show more

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Carolina Setterwall, Re-reading and what it offers, Shadowplay reviewed, Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Swedish writer Carolina Setterwall discusses her autobiographical debut novel Let's Hope for the Best, and Tim Parks and Belinda Jack discuss the pleasures of re-reading Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carolina Setterwell
Interviewed Guest:
Belinda Jack
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Parks
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kemp
Interviewed Guest:
Ahmad Danny Ramadan

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Kevin Barry on his new novel, and we discuss queer nature writing

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Kevin Barry on his new novel Night Boat to Tangier; Philip Hoare and Mike Parker explore queer nature writing. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hoare
Interviewed Guest:
Molly Flatt

Open Book

Will Eaves on Alan Turing; The Moon in Fiction and Poetry; Afrofuturism

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Will Eaves discusses Murmur, his award-winning novel about Alan Turing. And writer Sarah Hall and curator Melanie Vandenbrouck consider the moon's illuminating impact on literature Show more

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Andrés Neuman, William Boyd on WW2 Novels, Singlit with Elaine Chiew

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Alex Clark talks to Andrés Neuman about his new novel Fracture, the story of Japanese man piecing together fragments of his past after surviving Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. Show more

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Neglected Classics Results, David Malouf, and Gothic Fiction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Mariella Frostrup unveils the results of the two previous editions of the programme focusing on neglected classics, in which listeners voted for one of ten forgotten books. Show more