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Mark Billingham on his latest book The Dying Hours

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 June 2013

Mark Billingham talks to Mariella Frostrup about his latest novel in his hugely successful D.I. Tom Thorne series, The Dying Hours. He explains why Thorne has been transferred from the Murder Squad to uniform and is back on the beat, but still battling against authority. Also why his emphasis on the depiction of crime has changed as both he and Thorne get older.

Afghanistan and Gaza are places that have featured more often in news headlines than on our bookshelves for many years. Louisa Waugh and Anna Badkhen are journalists who live rather than travel in foreign countries and they explain why they feel that non-fiction books give a new dimension to reporting on these areas of conflict and are the best way to tell the human stories behind the headlines.

And Australian Man Booker winner Thomas Keneally tells us about the book he would never lend to anyone - his copy of The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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  • BOOKLIST

    The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham
    Publisher: Little Brown

    Meet Me in Gaza by Louisa Waugh
    Publisher: The Westbourne Press

    The World is a Carpet by Anna Badkhen
    Publisher: Riverhead Books

    Thomas Keneally
    The book he would never lend:
    The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
    Publisher: Sceptre

Credits

Presenter
Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest
Louisa Waugh
Interviewed Guest
Anna Badkhen
Interviewed Guest
Thomas Keneally
Producer
Andrea Kidd

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