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Ian McEwan and Amy Bloom

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 August 2014

As we head for a literary publishing bonanza this September, Mariella Frostrup talks to acclaimed author Ian McEwan on his new novel 'The Children Act', featuring a leading High Court Judge struggling to preside over a moral crisis in her own life.

Mariella will also be joined by American author Amy Bloom who will be discussing her new novel 'Lucky Us', the story of two dispossessed sisters on a journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune.

Plus Claire Armitstead, Books Editor of the Guardian and Observer, who will be looking at why so many literary greats have novels out this September.

  • Read the opening chapter of The Children Act by Ian McEwan


    The Children Act by Ian McEwan Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Publisher: Granta



Mariella Frostrup
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Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest
Amy Bloom
Interviewed Guest
Claire Armitstead
Justine Willett


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