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Garrison Keillor, Submarine and Enhanced E-Books

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 March 2011

With Mark Lawson.

Garrison Keillor, the creator of Lake Wobegon, reads from his collection of love poetry. As a 16-year-old he memorised Shakespeare sonnets and this has inspired him to write a collection called 77 Love Sonnets.

Richard Ayoade made his name acting in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. He makes his feature film directing debut with Submarine, a comedy about the desires of a 15-year-old boy, with a cast including Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine. Mark Eccleston reviews.

With some publishing houses hailing 2011 as 'the year of the e-book' and others claiming record profits of their sales, Front Row talks to people on both sides of the industry about the new generation of enhanced e-books and apps to discover whether this is the future of e-books, or merely a niche market.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

Chapters

3 items
  • GARRISON KEILLOR - 77 Love Sonnets

    American author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality Garrison Keillor on his Love Sonnets.

  • SUBMARINE

    Review of Richard Ayoade's (The IT Crowd) directing debut with the feature film Submarine.

  • ENHANCED E-BOOKS

    Front Row investigates the new generation of enhanced e-books and apps.

  • GARRISON KEILLOR

    77 Love Sonnets by Garrison Keillor is available in paperback.

  • SUBMARINE

    SUBMARINE

    Submarine is released nationwide on Friday, 18 March, certificate 15.

    Official Website
  • ENHANCED E-BOOKS

    ENHANCED E-BOOKS

    Contributors were Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow; Manea Castet, Creative Director of Byook; Henry Volans, Head of Digital Development at Faber; and Philip Jones,
    Deputy Editor of the Bookseller and editor of FutureBook.

    Nosy Crow's Three Little Pigs and Byook's Sherlock Holmes are both available as apps.

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