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Industrial Revolution, Yinka Shonibare, Aleksandar Hemon, Alice Rawsthorn

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 March 2013

In Night Waves Anne McElvoy talks to Aleksandar Hemon -- the Bosnian- born writer who some have been comparing to Nabokov and Conrad. His latest work, The Book of My Lives, is his first venture into non-fiction and it combines the feel of a fractured autobiography with a meditation on the healing power of words. There'll also be a review of the British Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare's new show, a discussion of a challenging new history of the Industrial Revolution and Alice Rawsthorn will be explaining why she believes good design and a good life should always go together.


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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Aleksandar Hemon

    Writer Aleksandar Hemon discusses his first venture into non-fiction, The Book of My Lives

  • Industrial Revolution

    A discussion reassessing the quality of life during the Industrial Revolution.

  • Yinka Shonibare

    Jonathan Jones reviews two exhibitions of Yinke Shonibare's artwork.

  • Alice Rawsthorn

    Alice Rawsthorn discusses her manual of what design is today.

  • Emma Griffin

    Emma Griffin
    Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution written by Emma Griffin is published by Yale University Press.
  • Alice Rawsthorn

    Alice Rawsthorn
    Hello World: Where Design Meets Life written by Alice Rawsthorn is published by Hamish Hamilton. Photo by Fred Ernst.
  • Yinka Shonibare

    Yinka Shonibare

    FABRIC-ATION by Yinka Shonibare is on at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield until Sunday 1 September 2013.


    POP! by Yinka Shonibare is on at the Jonathan Friedman Gallery, London from Saturday 16 March until Saturday 20 April 2013.


    Photo by Charlotte Player.

  • Aleksandar Hemon

    Aleksandar Hemon
    The Book of My Lives written by Aleksandar Hemon is published by Picador. Photo by Velibor Bozovic.


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