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David Fincher; Crime Books; Vikram Seth

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 December 2011

With Mark Lawson.

David Fincher's directing credits include The Social Network, Fight Club, Se7en and Alien3, and his latest film is an adaptation of Stieg Larsson's book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig. Fincher discusses his approach to filming a book that has already sold 65 million copies worldwide and been made into a successful trilogy of movies in Swedish.

Mark Lawson and Jeff Park make their selection of crime books for Christmas including works by P D James, Umberto Eco and Anthony Horowitz.

Vikram Seth is best known for his novel A Suitable Boy, but he's also written a series of opera libretti, as part of a collaboration with composer Alec Roth, and now published as The Rivered Earth. Vikram Seth discusses the working process and how a former owner of his house made a mark on the project.

Producer Nicki Paxman.

  • Mark Lawson and Jeff Park's selection of crime books

    Death Comes to Pemberley
    by PD James
    Faber

    The Prague Cemetry
    by Umberto Eco
    Harvill Secker

    The House of Silk
    by Anthony Horowitz
    Orion

    These Dark Things
    by Jan Merete Weiss
    Soho Crime

    Bereft
    by Chris Wormersley
    Quercus

    The Hand That Trembles
    by Thajell Eriksson
    A&B (Allison & Busby Ltd)

    Perfect People
    by Peter James
    MacMillan

    Dead Man's Grip
    by Peter James
    Pan

  • Vikram Seth

    The Rivered Earth is published by Penguin.

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