Sunday 16:00-16:30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club.
Open Book spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
Sunday 30 September 2007
Michael Ondaatje talks about his new book, Yann Martel and Kate Moss on illustrated books for adults, a neglected Dickens masterpiece and cheerful books, where to find them.
As Life of Pi by Yann Martel is published in illustrated form, a look at illustrated books for adults. An international competition to find an illustrator for The Life of Pi was awared to Croatian illustrator Tomislav Torjanac. Kate Mosse on the illustrated version of her best selling book Labyrinth and illustrator Chris Riddel on the importance of pictures to fiction.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Hardback, Illustrated edition)
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Award-winning writer of The English Patient talks about his new book Diviserado, written in his trademark poetic prose it tells the story of a single violent event which causes a family to separate forever.
The Cinnamon Peeler
In the Skin of a Lion
The English Patient
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings
Peter Kemp on Dickens' litte known collection of short stories, Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings and Mrs Lirriper's Legacy - what more does it tell us about the writer and why are they not better known?
The Classic Serial adaptation of Mrs Lirriper starts on Sunday 7th October at 3pm on Radio 4 , starring Julia McKenzie as Mrs Lirriper and John Fortune as The Major.
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Reading Clinic on Cheerful but Challenging Books.
Novelist Kate Saunders on books that are both happy and revealing.
Novels by Jane Austen:
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Cranford by Mrs Gaskill
Publisher: Oxford World Classics
House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Publisher: Black Swan
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Four Letters of Love by Niall Williamson