Matthew Kneale

Listen in pop-out player

James Naughtie is joined by author Matthew Kneale, whose book English Passengers won Whitbread Book of the Year in 2000. They discuss this rampant and ambitious piece of writing that deals with big ideas like radical theory, genocide and Darwinism, yet is hilarious too.

Available now

28 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Sep 2006 16:00

Explore James Naughtie's picks from 200 editions

BC montage

A treasure trove of the 20th and 21st Century’s great writers discussing their work

More from Books at the BBC

Books at BBC logo

Author interviews, readings, documentaries and highlights from the BBC's books content

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Clips of Books Content

Interviews, previews and reviews

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss