Tuesday 11 March 2008 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)
Matthew Sweet talks to Booker Prize-winning Irish writer Anne Enright about her latest collection of short stories - Taking Pictures. The stories' locations range from Dublin to America and describe women's stormy relationships with the opposite sex.
Matthew Sweet talks to the Irish novelist Anne Enright. Winner of last year's Man Booker Prize for her novel The Gathering, Enright has written a collection of short stories, Taking Pictures, about women in troubled relationships.
The Gathering by Anne Enright is published by Jonathan Cape
Children of Glory
The new film about the 1956 Hungarian Olympic water polo team's bloody clash with the Russians is discussed by the novelist Tibor Fischer.
Children of Glory is showing in selected cinemas from Friday 14 March
As Dutch architects plan to create a subterranean city under the streets of Amsterdam, Night Waves asks whether the solution to the current housing crisis might be down rather than up. Matthew is joined by the Dutch engineer Bas Obladen and Philip Gumuchdjian, the architect responsible for the underground complex at St Marylebone school.
Matthew discusses the place of the Governess in Victorian society with the biographer Ruth Brandon, who has looked closely at the lives of several, including the Brontes and Mary Wollstonecraft. Was being a governess quite as lonely and shameful as suggested by novels such as Jane Eyre and Vanity Fair?
Other People's Daughters by Ruth Brandon is published by Orion Books