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|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.
|Isaiah Berlin: A Reader's Guide, in this week's programme|
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This week's programme:
We talk to award-winning naval historian Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book Sea of Glory, an account of the dramatic American expedition to map Antarctica and of its turbulent captain, allegedly the model for Hermann Melville's Captain Ahab in Moby Dick. As the first volume of Isaiah Berlin's letters is published, novelist John Banville illuminates the life and work of this maverick intellectual, philosopher and bon viveur. Also, not Pop Idol, but Lit Idol, we hear from the winner of this nail-biting competition about their first days on the road to literary stardom.
List of Books:
Books by Nathaniel Philbrick:
Philbrick’s latest novel is Sea of Glory (HarperCollins).
He has also written:
In The Heart of the Sea (HarperCollins)
The Passionate Sailor (NTC/Contemporary Publishing)
The Revenge of the Whale (Puffin)
Away Off Shore (Mill Hill Press)
Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legacy of Nantucket Island (Mill Hill Press)
Reader's Guide to Isaiah Berlin:
Flourishing: Letters 1928 - 1946 by Isaiah Berlin, ed. Henry Hardy (Chatto & Windus)
Karl Marx: His Life and Environment by Isaiah Berlin (OUP)
The Soviet Mind by Isaiah Berlin (Brookings Insitution Press) will be published shortly.
Lit Idol 2004:
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