Disobedience - Naomi Alderman

With James Naughtie.

Naomi Alderman, listed as one of Granta's Best Young Novelists 2013, responds to readers' questions about her first novel Disobedience.

Alderman, herself a product of London's Jewish community, tells the story of Ronit, a young woman who's escaped her Orthodox upbringing for independence in New York. Ronit is forced to face her past when she returns home after her father, a pre-eminent Rabbi, dies. Disobedience won the 2006 Orange Award for New Writers.

Producer: Dymphna Flynn

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Role Contributor
PresenterJames Naughtie
Interviewed GuestPaul Theroux
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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