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Graham Swift

Ian McMillan's weekly cabaret of language features Booker Prize-winner Graham Swift - author of novels including Last Orders and Waterland - revealing a little-discussed aspect of his writing - his poetry.

There is also be a chance to hear a rare interview with dissident Lithuanian poet and translator Tomas Venclova. Stripped of Soviet citizenship for his political views in 1977, he was forced into exile. His latest collection, The Junction, reflects on the aftermath of totalitarianism in his native country.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Mar 2009 21:15

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