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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.
|Detail from cover of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage).|
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This week's programme:
We talk to Belfast-born novelist and former UEA Creative Writing student Glenn Patterson about his latest thriller, That Which Was. Authors Mark Haddon and William Sutcliffe and literary critic Boyd Tonkin join Mariella to discuss teenage narration in fiction. Plus, medical writers: as doctor turned writer Jonathan Cole's new book Still Lives: Narratives of Spinal Chord Injury hits the shelves, we talk to some of the patients involved in the project, and to author Atul Gawande, whose book Complications is out now.
List of Books:
Glenn Patterson's new novel is That Which Was (Hamish Hamilton).
Other novels by Glenn Patterson are:
Number 5 (Penguin)
The International (Hamish Hamilton)
Die Blaue Bär (Random House)
Burning Your Own (Chatto & Windus)
Black Night At Big Thunder Mountain (Chatto & Windus)
Fat Lad (Chatto & Windus)
Teenage narration books:
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (Faber & Faber)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Picador)
Boxy an Star by Daren King (Abacus)
Atonement by Ian McEwan (Vintage)
The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan (Vintage)
Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle (Vintage)
Spies by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage)
Bad Influence by William Sutcliffe (Hamish Hamilton)
Books by doctors:
Atul Gawande has written Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (Profile).
Jonathan Cole's book is Still Lives: Narratives of Spinal Chord Injury (MIT Press).
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