Tracy Chevalier

Fiction

Tracy Chevalier

Fri 17 Nov

Tracy Chevalier talks about her novels and the many themes she has mined, from Vermeer to fossils, quilting to slavery, dwelling more particularly on her latest book, the powerful New Boy, a retelling of Othello set in a Washington DC playground in the 1970s.

Reading the World

Fiction

Reading the World

Tue 21 Nov

In 2012, writer and TED speaker Ann Morgan set out to read a book from every country in the world in one calendar year. The blog-based quest, recorded at ayearofreadingtheworld.com, drew the support of readers, authors and translators around the planet.

The Consequence of Love

Fiction

The Consequence of Love

Wed 22 Nov

What happens when the past collides with the present, passion with reason? Sandra Howard talks about her novel of lost loves, deceits and second chances.

The Man with a Thousand Faces: Boris Akunin

Fiction

The Man with a Thousand Faces: Boris Akunin

Sun 26 Nov

Boris Akunin (pen-name of Grigory Chkhartishvili) – famous as Russia’s leading detective and crime writer, also writes ‘serious’ literary novels as well as essays, history books and plays. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle for the Erast Fandorin books.

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