41 Spike Lee; Hope Mirrlees' Paris - A Poem; and are we being more creative in lockdown?2020-06-09 19:06:00
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42 Michaela Coel, The Comedy Women in Print Prize, Bristol's Colston statue2020-06-08 19:05:00
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43 Víkingur Ólafsson, David Greig, El Presidente, Inclusive publishing2020-06-05 19:07:00
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44 Andrew Patterson, Writing about Race, Mark Damazer Chair of Booker Prize Foundation2020-06-04 19:08:00
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45 David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Staged, Ethiopian poetry, Talking About Race2020-06-03 19:07:00
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46 Carrie Mae Weems, Liz Lochhead, How will museums reflect the pandemic2020-06-02 18:56:00
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47 Sitting in Limbo, Joanna Briscoe, Christo, The Uncertain Kingdom2020-06-01 19:06:00
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48 Indira Varma, Víkingur Ólafsson, Snowpiercer and The Lockdown Plays reviewed, DJ Mr Switch, Tom Morris2020-05-29 19:08:00
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49 Can arts venues survive social distancing?2020-05-28 18:50:00
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50 John Grisham, re-opening of museums and galleries, the best of theatre online2020-05-27 19:01:00
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51 Tracee Ellis Ross, Walter Iuzzolino, Southbank Centre2020-05-26 18:52:00
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52 Kirsty Lang talks to American writer AM Homes2020-05-25 18:50:00
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Kirsty Lang talks to American writer AM Homes

AM Homes won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 for her novel May We Be Forgiven, beating off stellar competition from Hilary Mantel, Kate Atkinson, Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith. Kirsty Lang has been finding AM's darkly comic novels and short stories perfect reading for the lockdown. Her writing penetrates contemporary America, with characters who are pulled apart by accidents, trauma, jealousy, chance encounters and who must examine their lives in order to start over again. The stories are wickedly funny, relentless in their pace and often redemptive. In this extended Front Row interview, AM talks to Kirsty about recovering from Covid-19, growing up in Washington DC and her fascination with Nixon; why she loves to write male protagonists, her lack of inhibition when writing sex scenes - and the challenges of satirising our strange times. She also reads from and talks about her memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, which tells the story of how she was given up for adoption on the day she was born. Her birth parents were a twenty-two year old woman and an older married man. Thirty-one years later, her birth mother tracked her down. Presenter : Kirsty Lang Producer : Dymphna Flynn Studio Manager: Nigel Dix Harry Silver.....David Seddon Narrator.....Darcey Halsey Richard Novak.....Tony Pasqualini Emergency Operator.....Adriana Sevan Patty.....Lisa Pelikan Main image above: A. M. Homes…read more

53 The County & Little Fires Everywhere; The Archers; Víkingur Ólafsson; poetry to console2020-05-22 19:30:00
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54 Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation, Rubaiyat Hossain, Abigail Pogson, Martin Green2020-05-21 19:11:00
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55 Simon Schama on Rembrandt's The Night Watch, can the performing arts survive coronavirus?2020-05-20 18:56:00
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56 Stephen La Rivière, Nancy Kerr, Silas Marner2020-05-19 19:02:00
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57 Tom Sutcliffe talks to playwright and poet Inua Ellams2020-05-19 10:04:00
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58 White Lines, Víkingur Ólafsson, How to write a play, Eliza Hittman2020-05-15 19:38:00
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59 Benjamin Zephaniah2020-05-14 18:45:00
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60 Jude Kelly, Emma Thompson, how to write a musical, online art games reviewed2020-05-13 19:14:00
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