Spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
|Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella combines her television and radio career with that of a prolific journalist. |
Over a fifteen-year TV career she has continued to impress both audiences and critics with her friendly, accessible and intelligent screen presence. Her projects run the gamut from current affairs to movies and the arts.
As a journalist she is currently the film critic for Harpers And Queen and has a weekly dilemma column in The Observer Magazine, while her book reviews and travel pieces appear regularly in the press. She has also been a member of the Booker-Mann Prize panel.
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Coming soon: The Reading Clinic
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e.g. do you have a partner who never reads and you want some suggestions as to what might entice them in to the world of literature?
Are there some books, or genres that you have never managed to get your head round and would like an introduction?
What book do you give to the person who has read everything?
Where do I start with Proust?
What book should I take on a long train journey?
How do you get teenage boys to read?
If you want a full and frank discussion of your particular literary conundrum, then Open Book's Reading Clinic can prescribe the right book for you.
Please contact Open Book here with your literary ailment, giving as many details as possible including a daytime contact number where possible.
This week's programme
In this week’s Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to JulianBarnes about a new translation of Boule de Suife and other short stories by French writer Guyde Maupassant.
Louise Welsh talks about her award winning debut novel, The Cutting Room.
And Open Book listeners reveal their passion for keeping lists of books that they have read.
Reading lists were also kept by famous people, literary historian Rebecca Stott looks at the diaries of Charles Darwin, Gladstone and VirginiaWoolf.
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes (Picador)
In The Land Of Pain by Alphonse Doe Day translation by Julian Barnes (JonathanCape)
Guy De Maupassant Boule de Suife translation by AndrewBrown (Hesperus Press)
Boule de Suife by Guy de Maupassant (Gallimard-Jeunesse)
Guy De Maupassant A Day In The Country And Other Stories translation by David Coward (Oxford World’s Classics)
Pierre Et Jean by Guy de Maupassant translation by Julie Mead (Oxford World’s Classics)
Pierre Et Jean by Guy de Maupassant (Livre de Poche)
Strong as Death by Guyde Maupassant (Wildside Press)
La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant (Gallimard-Jeunesse)
Bel Ami by Guyde Maupassant (Indypublish.com / Parkstone Press)
The Good Soldier by Ford MadoxFord (W.W.Norton / Oxford Paperbacks/ Penguin Books)
The Art Of French Fiction by Martin Turnell (Hamish Hamilton)
Darwin and The Barnacle by RebeccaStott (Faber & Faber)
The Cutting Room by LouiseWelch (Canongate)
The Diary Of VirginiaWoolf: 1915- 1919 (Penguin Books)
The Diary Of VirginiaWoolf: 1920 – 24 (Penguin Books / Hogarth Press)
The Diary Of VirginiaWoolf: 1925 – 30 (Penguin Books)
The Diary Of VirginiaWoolf: 1931 – 35 (Penguin Books / Hogarth Press)
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