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Hilary Mantel, Brian Chikwava, Will Self and fictional dentists

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 26 April 2009

British author Hilary Mantel explains why Thomas Cromwell, the hero in her new historic novel Wolf Hall - far from being Henry VIII's Machiavellian advisor - just had an image problem.

Zimbabwean writer Brian Chikwava's debut novel Harare North inspires a discussion about recurrent themes visited by expatriated African writers.

Will Self's Reader's Guide to the late JG Ballard is revisited.

And Professor John Sutherland takes a look at fictional dentists in this week's Reading Clinic.

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  • HILARY MANTEL

    Mariella Frostrup talks to Hilary Mantel about her interest in Thomas Cromwell.

  • BOOKLIST

    Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
    Published by Fourth Estate Ltd

    Brian Chikwava: Harare North
    Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd

    MAYA JAGGI'S AFRICAN EXPATRIATE WRITERS SUGGESTIONS

    Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart, A Man of the People
    Published by Penguin Classics

    Chinua Achebe: Anthills of the Savannah
    Published by Picador

    Ngugi wa Thiong’o: A Grain of Wheat
    Published by Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Petals of Blood
    Published by Penguin Classics

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Wizard of the Crow
    Published by Vintage

    Nuruddin Farah: Maps
    Published by Pantheon Books

    Nuruddin Farah: Gifts
    Published by Tafelberg Publishers Ltd

    Nuruddin Farah: From a Crooked Rib
    Published by Penguin Classics

    Ben Okri: The Famished Road
    Published by Vintage

    Ben Okri: Incidents at the Shrine
    Published by Heinemann

    Ben Okri: Stars of the New Curfew
    Published by Vintage

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Purple Hibiscus
    Published by HarperPerennial

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun
    Published by HarperPerennial

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Thing Around Your Neck
    Published by Fourth Estate Ltd

    Jamal Mahjoub: Navigation of a Rainmaker
    Published by Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks

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    Jamal Mahjoub: Wings of Dust
    Published by Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks

    Jamal Mahjoub: The Carrier
    Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

    DENTISTS IN FICTION: JOHN SUTHERLAND'S READING CLINIC SUGGESTIONS

    William Goldman: The Marathon Man
    Published by Macmillan

    Frank Norris: McTeague: A Story of San Francisco
    Published by Oxford Paperbacks

    Jane Smiley: The Age of Grief
    Published by Flamingo

    Giorgio Pressburger: Teeth and Spies
    Published by Granta Books

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