Foxfire, Cornelia Parker, Nick Payne

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With Kirsty Lang.

Foxfire is a new film adapted from Joyce Carol Oates' award-winning bestseller, set in America in 1953. Five headstrong teenage girls form a secret society, the Foxfire gang, in defiance of the violent male-dominated culture of their small town. American writer Diane Roberts reviews.

Nick Payne's new play, The Same Deep Water As Me, explores the murky world of personal injury claims. Lawyers Andrew and Barry are focussing on legitimate clients until Andrew's old school friend appears with a plan to make a quick buck. Payne's last play, Constellations, was a love story set against a background of quantum physics - and he talks about choosing weighty topics for his dramas.

Artist Cornelia Parker, best-known for blowing up a garden shed and suspending the fragments, reveals her Cultural Exchange choice: Dust Breeding, a photograph by the American surrealist, Man Ray.

Charlotte Mendelson discusses her latest novel, Almost English, which has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The heroine, Marina, is a 16 year old brought up by loving but embarrassing elderly Hungarian relatives. In a bid to become a polished and elegant woman, Marina goes to a very English boarding school. Charlotte Mendelson talks about her own family's complicated history and learning to spell the Hungarian words in her novel.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

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Mon 5 Aug 2013 19:15


Foxfire is released in UK cinemas on 9th August, certificate 15.

The Same Deep Water As Me

The Same Deep Water As Me, by Nick Payne, is on at The Donmar Warehouse in London until 28th September 2013.

Almost English

Almost English, by Charlotte Mendelson, is published on 15th August by Mantle.


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestNick Payne
Interviewed GuestCornelia Parker
Interviewed GuestCharlotte Mendelson
ProducerRebecca Nicholson

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