Here are a couple of recent shows you might have missed. I meant to share the links sooner, but time seems to have run away with me… again. Feel free to leave your comments below – and let me know if you need any further details about any of the books discussed in the shows.
Experimental Fiction (16 May)
I talk about experimental fiction – particularly anti-novels – and the reasons why I enjoy reading it. I also share some of my favourite experimental fiction (including one possibly controversial choice).
Arthurian Literature (20 June)
As I was getting ready to head off to the Glastonbury festival, I devoted this show to talking about some of my favourite Arthurian literature. Beginning with a (very brief) run-down of the historical basis for King Arthur, I talked about medieval chronicle and romance, and the rise of the Knights of the Round Table.
Film Adaptations – with special guest Rob Shedwick (11 July)
Me and my other half talk about some of our favourite book-to-film adaptations, including recent adaptations of graphic novels. We also give a bit of thought to the good, the bad and the ugly of film-to-book adaptations and tie-ins.
Prequels, Sequels, First Drafts and Perspective Flips (18 July)
Inspired by the publication of Go Set a Watchman, this week’s show is all about ‘other versions’ of classic and popular literature. I talk about what happens when another writer pens a sequel or prequel to a much-loved book, giving a run-down of some of the best examples (and one of the absolute worst). I also talk about the current obsession with first drafts and ponder the effect of seeing familiar characters from a new perspective.