Austerlitz (Random House) What Thomas Mann was to the 1940’s and Albert Camus to the 1950’s probably places the German writer W. G. Sebald in relation to our
The Women (Viking) This richly layered conversation with T.C. Boyle centers on the subjects of art and arrogance. The Women is a biographical novel, a fiction derived from the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, focused particularly on Wright’s up-and-down experiences with women.
Matthew Sweet talks to philosopher Roger Scruton about environmental politics and also discusses the writer WG Sebald with cultural historian Kevin Jackson and the writer and translator Amanda Hopkinson. Susannah Clapp and film historian Ian Christie came into the studio to talk about Coriolanus - the first big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s political power play. And Anne McElvoy talks to Paul Mason about his book ‘Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere’.
Out of My Skin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
An existential novel (think Camus’ The Stranger) LA-style. When a celebrity impersonator trains the hero in the art of impersonation, identity confusion ensues…