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Mariella Frostrup talks to Booker winning author Anne Enright about her new novel, The Forgotten Waltz, a story of love and memory set in Dublin in the days prior to the financial crash.

Plus - the profound literary friendship between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, examined by Dickens fan Roy Hattersley and academic John Bowen. Dickens and Collins wrote, walked and shared their literary passions together, most notably in The Tale of Two Idle Apprentices, a comic travelogue in which they send themselves up.

Mariella also speaks to young adult author Patrick Ness about picking up the literary baton, after he completed a novel by fellow writer Siobhan Dowd following her death from cancer.


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Thu 12 May 2011 16:00

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