Books and Authors

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture

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: Will Self, A Clockwork Orange, Lawrence Norfolk

September 16th, 2012

Episode 188 of 534 episodes

Will Self discusses his Booker shortlisted novel Umbrella. Fifty years after the publication of A Clockwork Orange we explore the life and works of his author Anthony Burgess. And Lawrence Norfolk explains why his latest novel is set around the turbulent period of the English Civil War and discusses the joys of writing about the sensual pleasures and power of food.