Bidisha talks to novelist Arundhati Roy about her collection of essays tracking the fault lines that threaten India's democracy. In Listening to the Grasshoppers, Roy warns of shockwaves that will spread throughout the region.
Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy is published by Hamish Hamilton.
A Picture of Dorian Gray
As Matthew Bourne's ballet Dorian Gray opens at Sadler's Wells and a new film adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is about to be released, Bidisha and guests discuss whether today's celebrity obsessed culture gives Oscar Wilde's only novel a special relevance. Bidisha is joined by the novelist Irvine Welsh, the celebrity satirist Marina Hyde and the literary editor Suzi FeaySadler's Wells Theatre
The Picture of Dorian Gray is published in paperback by Vintage
Irvine Welsh's new book Reheated Cabbage is published by Jonathan Cape
Celebrity: How Entertainers took over the World and why we need an exit strategy by Marina Hyde is published by Harvill Secker
Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray is at Sadlers Wells in London until 19 July
Oliver Parkers film Dorian Gray is released in the Autumn
The art critic, Laura Cumming talks to Bidisha about her new book on self portraits
A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits is published by Harper Press
35 Shots of Rum
Film critic Muriel Zagha reviews the latest film from French director, Claire Denis – 35 Shots of Rum.
35 Shots of Rum, certificate 12A is released on July 10
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