Wednesday 27 September 2006 21:50-22:30 (Radio 3)
Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford talks to Gabriel Gbadamosi about The Lay of the Land, the latest in his series of novels that began with the acclaimed The Sportswriter.
Henry VIII (1536) by Hans Holbein
Henry VIII (1536)
Oil on panel, 275 x 175 mm
On loan to the Tate Britain from Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Hans Holbein was one of the first great painters to work in England and his portraits are among the Renaissance's acknowledged masterpieces.
This evening in Night Waves Gabriel Gbadamosi is joined by the historian, Jessie Childs, the art critic, Laura Cumming and the photographer, Eamon McCabe to discuss a new exhibition of his work at the Tate Gallery in London.
Holbein in England opens at the Tate Britain on 28 September 2006 and runs until 7 January 2007.
Click on this link to visit the Night Waves Gallery of images from the exhibition.
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Gabriel will also be talking to one of America 's leading contemporary writers - Richard Ford.
Ford's new book The Lay of the Land is the third of his novels to feature Frank Bascombe - the main protagonist of The Sportswriter and Independence Day which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/ Faulkner Award for fiction when it was published in 1995.
The Lay of the Land is published by Bloomsbury on 2 October 2006.