Listen
Edinburgh International Festival 2014 - 4. I, Culture Orchestra - Panufnik, Shostakovich, Moniuszko
Image for A Postilion Struck by Lightning

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

A Postilion Struck by Lightning

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 August 2013

The author Ian Sansom has been waiting 50 years to be struck by lightning. It is a noble aspiration for a writer: hoping that the electrical bolt of inspiration will hit and that the next book will be easy.

But is it really ever like that?

Here Ian Sansom and the Wireless Mystery Theatre explore the life of a writer and the nature of inspiration.

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss