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18 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 March 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.

Presented by Anna McNamee

A special programme linked to the World Service season about the Human Race

A discussion with the three writers commissioned to produce new stories for the World Service, which will be airing on The Strand at the beginning of the next three weeks.

The writers of the Future Anatomies stories are the British authors Naomi Alderman and Joe Dunthorne and Claire Vaye Watkins from USA.

We also hear from choreographers about the body in dance: including the Spanish born Rafael Bonachela who has collaborated with Kylie and now heads the Sydney Dance company, Israeli born Hofesch Schechter - whose most recent collaboration was with the British artist Antony Gormley and British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

  • Claire Vaye Watkins

    Claire Vaye Watkins

    Photo: Lily Glass

    Claire Vaye Watkins recommends Harrison Bergeron - a story from the American author Kurt Vonnegut

  • Naomi Alderman

    Naomi Alderman

    Naomi Alderman recommends The Culture - an interstellar anarchist, socialist and utopian society which features in stories written by the Scottish writer Iain M Banks

    Naomi Alderman
  • Joe Dunthorne

    Joe Dunthorne

    Photo: Angus Muir

    Joe Dunthorne recommends David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest - particularly the section about why video calling will always be unbearable

    Joe Dunthorne



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