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Judith Kerr, Matthew Kneale

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 October 2010

Judith Kerr is known to generations of young readers for her celebrated series of Mogg books and her semi-autobiographical novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a child's view of the rise of Nazism in pre-war Germany. Now 86 and hard at work on her next book, she has chosen to discuss a powerful graphic novel, Maus by Art Spiegelman, which describes his father's wartime experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

Alongside Judith will be her son, Matthew Kneale, whose novel English Passengers won the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize in 2000. He's discussing one of the great works of reportage, Ryszard Kapuscinski's account of the fall of the Ethiopian dictator, Haile Selassie. Meanwhile, they also discuss Sue MacGregor's choice, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
Producer: Mark Smalley.

  • BOOKS FEATURED IN THE PROGRAMME

    Judith Kerr's choice:
    The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman
    Publ. Penguin

    Matthew Kneale's choice:
    The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat
    by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Publ. Penguin Classics

    Sue MacGregor's choice:
    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    Publ. Penguin Modern Classics

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