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Howard Jacobson; Helen Lederer; Bob and Roberta Smith

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 August 2014

Howard Jacobson, who won the 2010 Man Booker prize with The Finkler Question, has been nominated again for his new novel, called J, which is set in a dystopian future where people are afraid to talk about the past.

Helen Lederer meets John Wilson at Dick Whittington's cat statue in London. Helen's brought the statue to life as part of a Talking Statues initiative, where 35 statues in London and Manchester will tell their own stories.

The artist Bob & Roberta Smith talks about Art Party, his documentary advocating the importance of art and its place in education. It's being released in cinemas this Thursday - the same day as this year's GCSE results - and Bob & Roberta explains why.

The Scottish Poetry Library has published "Tools of the Trade" a collection of poems for new doctors. One of the editors of the collection, Dr Lesley Morrison, and a newly qualified doctor, Dr Jude Fleming, discuss the place of poetry in contemporary Medicine.

Image: Howard Jacobson
Photo Credit: Keke Keukelaar

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Claire Bartleet.

Chapters

4 items
  • Howard Jacobson

    Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, J, set in a dystopian future

  • Talking Statues

    Helen Lederer meets John Wilson at Dick Whittington's cat statue in London

  • The Art Party!

    Bob & Roberta Smith talks about his documentary advocating the importance of art

  • Poems for New Doctors

    Dr Lesley Morrison, and Dr Jude Fleming, discuss the place of poetry in Medicine

  • The Art Party!

    The Art Party: featuring Bob Smith

    The Art Party!, a documentary film is released in UK cinemas on Thursday 21 August 2014, certificate 12A.

     

    Photo Credit: Tony Batholomew

  • Talking Statues

    Talking Statues Plaque on Dick Whittington’s cat

    Statues across London and Manchester come to life from Tuesday 19 August 2014, for more information please go to the Talking Statues website.

  • Poems for New Doctors

    Tools of the Trade: poems for new doctors
    Tools of the Trade: Poems for New Doctors edited by Lesley Manson, John Gillies and Ali Newell is published by Scottish Poetry Library.
  • Howard Jacobson

    J written by Howard Jacobson is published by Jonathan Cape.

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Howard Jacobson
Interviewed Guest
Helen Lederer
Interviewed Guest
Patrick Brill
Interviewed Guest
Lesley Morrison
Interviewed Guest
Jude Fleming
Producer
Claire Bartleet

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