Philip K Dick is now world famous, thanks to films like Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. But in the last years of his life he encountered something so strange and troubling he couldn’t stop writing about it. Writer Ken Hollings asks: was it Phil’s fault God talked to him or was it God’s? Broadcast on Monday 16 January 2006, 20:30 on BBC Radio 4.
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The Times of London called Raymond Carver the "Chekhov of Middle America." Carver’s tremendous influence on subsequent writers and the short story form is legendary. We discuss his life and work with Carol Sklenicka, author of the new biography, "Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life."
In Margaret Atwood’s new novel, a natural disaster has altered the earth and wiped out most human life. Two women survive, and "The Year of the Flood" is their story. We speak with the author about her career, the new book and what she thinks the future holds for our fragile planet.