As the Iceland Symphony Orchestra appear at the Proms, Radio 3's New Generation Thinker and expert in Nordic sagas Eleanor Rosamond Barraclough joins novelist Joanna Kavenna to discuss Icelandic culture.

Their conversation will range from trolls and the myth of Thule to Nordic Noir, from the 19th century British visitors who included William Morris and Anthony Trollope to modern poets Glyn Maxwell and Simon Armitage.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough teaches at Durham University and will be presenting a documentary for BBC Radio 3 about The Supernatural North
Joanna Kavenna's books include Come to the Edge and The Ice Museum: In Search of The Lost Land of Thule

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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Fri 22 Aug 2014 20:30

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