Jim Crace - Quarantine

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Jim Crace talks about his novel Quarantine. The novel is a re-working of the biblical account of Jesus' forty days spent in the wilderness; and, he says, has its roots in a 'Care in the Community' hostel in Moseley, Birmingham.

First published in 1997, it was shortlisted for that year's Booker Prize for Fiction.

James Naughtie presents and a group of readers ask the questions. Recorded at the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literature Festival.

July's Bookclub choice : The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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Thu 6 Jun 2013 15:30

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