Mercury Music Prize, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dennis Kelly

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With Mark Lawson, including news of the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for album of the year, announced today.

Travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, who died in 2011, walked from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in the early 1930s. This resulted in two best-selling books, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. Colin Thubron and biographer Artemis Cooper discuss how they pieced together Leigh Fermor's unfinished manuscript and diaries to produce the final part of the trilogy, The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos.

And Dennis Kelly, who wrote the book for the hit musical Matilda and created the cult Channel 4 series Utopia, on his debut play for the Royal Court Theatre in London. The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas is about a man who tries to make his fortune by telling lies.

Producer Tim Prosser.

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize: 2013 Albums of the Year

Barclaycard Mercury Prize: 2013 Albums of the Year

AM by Arctic Monkeys

Overgrown by James Blake

The Next Day by David Bowie

Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg

Settle by Disclosure

Holy Fire by Foals

Immunity by Jon Hopkins

Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling

Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula

Home by Rudimental

Silence Yourself by Savages

{Awayland} by Villagers 

 

The winner will be announced on 30th October.

Mercury Prize

 

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor is available on hardback and e-book now. 


Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper will be available in hardback, paperback and e-book from 11th October.


The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas by Dennis Kelly is at the Royal Court Theatre in London until 19th October.

 

Image: Pippa Haywood as A and Tom Brooke as Gorge. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestArtemis Cooper
Interviewed GuestColin Thubron
Interviewed GuestDennis Kelly
ProducerTimothy Prosser

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