Andrew Miller discusses his Costa prize winning novel Pure with James Naughtie . Set in pre-revolutionary Paris, the book is a gripping, earthy story about the clearing of a huge cemetery in the area now known as Les Halles.
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Andrew Miller reads from and discusses his novel Pure, which has won this year’s Costa book of the year prize, and we listen in to last night’s award ceremony.
As Andrew Miller’s Pure is anointed the 2011 Costa book of the year, we listen in to the award ceremony with Sarah Crown and discuss what his win means for the 40-year-old prize. Miller talks to Lindesay Irvine about hope, history and his approach to fiction, and reads a section from his novel, which is based on the true story of the demolition of Paris’s cemetery of Les Innocents soon before the country was convulsed by revolution.