Rana Mitter - Jhumpa Lahiri

Rana Mitter assesses the shortlist for this year's Booker prize with the critic Alex Clark and talking to Jhumpa Lahiri whose novel, The Lowland, is one of the front runners.

The historian, Joanna Bourke and the former weapons inspector, Paul Schulte will be in the studio to examine the history of chemical warfare and our ambivalence to it.

And the travel writer, Colin Thubron and the biographer, Artemis Cooper, will be on hand to celebrate the publication of the long awaited final instalment of Patrick Leigh Fermor's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to the Bosphorus and beyond - one of the acknowledged prose masterpieces of the 20th century.

All on Night Waves this evening on Radio 3.

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Tue 10 Sep 2013 22:00

The Man Booker Shortlist 2013

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)

The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín (Penguin)


Patrick Leigh Fermor

'The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos' is out the 12th September published by John Murray


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestJhumpa Lahiri
PresenterRana Mitter

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