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American folk artist and banjo player Abigail Washburn.

October 29th, 2015

Episode 403 of 722 episodes

Abigail Washburn is an American folk artist and banjo player . She'll be playing live in the studio alongside her husband, Béla Fleck, ahead of their appearance at the London Jazz Festival in a couple of weeks time. It's the 20th anniversary for the Women's Prize for Fiction. We've been hearing from each of the Chair of Judges from the last decade talking about their winning novel. Today it's the turn of Helen Fraser to talk about last year's winner, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride. We continue our series following a young person as she leaves care. Today we catch up with Natalie to see how she's coping living on her own. And author Claire Harman unveils new facts about Charlotte Bronte discovered while researching her new book "Charlotte Bronte, a Life," as she joins Jenni alongside Jolien Janzingn who's behind the novel "Charlotte Brontë's Secret Love". Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.