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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.


Open Book - Kate Tempest on The Bricks that Built the Houses

April 10th, 2016

Episode 502 of 586 episodes

Kate Tempest is an acclaimed rapper, poet and playwright and now she's added novelist to her CV. She talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut, The Bricks That Built The Houses, the story of three young Londoners trying to escape their complicated lives. Also on the programme two authors discuss why the environmental changing is the new big fear in dystopian fiction and writer Callan Wink tells us why he finds writing hard, hard work.

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