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

"The high, thin light was turning the shacks and shanties on the hills to gold as I put my thoughts of Graham Greene behind me."

The travel writer Pico Iyer (author of Video Nights in Kathmandu, Falling Off The Map) has always wandered the world with a mentor 'looking on'. Whether it be Bogota, Cuba, California, Japan, the man inside Iyer's head, as he puts it, is always Graham Greene. And it is Greene's fights with faith, his reservations about innocence, his generous spirit, that are really inspiring. In the course of five episodes and from various destinations the author describes his fascination for the great man..

Pico Iyer is back in Bogota and a journey outside the city causes a roadside drama, which has him asking questions of Graham Greene again..

Reader Paul Bazely

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Mar 2017 02:45

4 Stories

4 Stories

Exceptional readings and dramas from 4 Stories.

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Clips of Books Content

Interviews, previews and reviews

More from Books at the BBC

Books at BBC logo

Author interviews, readings, documentaries and highlights from the BBC's books content