Leonard Richardson joins the show from across the Atlantic to talk about games as plot devices, generative content, storytelling, games which exploit the player, and dadaism. You may know Leonard as the creator of Robot Finds Kitten, the maintainer of Beautiful Soup and the author of Constellation Games, among his many other works.
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Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Will Self about cuts to UK libraries. He explains why he’s lending his voice to a campaign to preserve funding for local libraries, but he also examines how a crisis can be turned into an opportunity.
Novelists Joseph O’Connor and Maggie O’Farrell discuss why dead lovers haunt the pages of their books, as well as the back catalogue of English literature.
Plus, have young novelists forgotten how to be funny? Open Book responds to a reader’s query for new comic fiction from writers under the age of thirty-five - comedian Robin Ince is on hand to offer guidance.
Most people know a good sentence when they read one, but New York Times columnist Stanley Fish says most of us don’t really know how to write them ourselves. His new book, How To Write A Sentence: And How To Read One, is part ode, part how-to guide to the art of the well-constructed sentence.
Charlie Brooker talks to fellow Guardian columinst Marina Hyde about his struggles with the writing process, containing his rage, and suffering from existential angst on TV sets.