Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Emma Donoghue, Hannah Silva, Gary Shteyngart, Roz Goddard, Winning Words

Ian McMillan presents the best words around in Radio 3's language cabaret. This week, the Man Booker nominated novelist Emma Donoghue reads a brand new commission, a breathless adventure called Fall and featuring Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive a trip over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. Spoken word artist Hannah Silva premieres a new piece entitled 'Opposition' using David Cameron's Big Society speech. Russian-born novelist and humorist Gary Shteyngart explains the grip of his native language on his imagination and why he counts money and dreams in Russian. Roz Goddard reads from a suite of poems inspired by HBO's The Sopranos. And, William Sieghart announces Winning Words, nominated in a public vote as the line of poetry which will be engraved as a permanent installation in the Olympic Village.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Mar 2011 21:15

Discover Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas season

Explore the life, work and legacy of the Welsh poet on the centenary of his birth.

BBC Arts

abstract red light

Explore the BBC Arts website and discover the best of British art and culture.

The Dylan Thomas Collection

Dylan Thomas

Listen to programmes, poetry readings and commentary from Radio 3's Dylan Thomas Day.