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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.
This week
Sunday 21 October 2007
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Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, author of the Noughts and Crosses trilogy, who comes to the Open Book studio to discuss her new book, The Stuff of Nightmares.
Malorie Blackman
Mariella is joined by Malorie Blackman, author of scores of books including the Noughts and Crosses Quartet. Malorie’s new book, The Stuff of Nightmares, deals with terrifying subject matter, including marriage to the devil, imprisonment and torture, and lethal acid rain, yet is aimed at young adults. Mariella finds out why she keeps a pen and notebook next to her bed.

The Stuff of Nightmares – Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House

Hacker – Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Thief! – Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

A. N. T. I. D. O. T. E. - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Pig-Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Tell Me No Lies - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

Dead Gorgeous - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

An Eye For An Eye - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Checkmate - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Doubleday

Cloud Busting - Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Yearling Books

Websites for unpublished authors
Publishers receive thousands of unsolicited manuscripts from as yet unpublished authors every week. So, if you want to have your book published, how do you give yourself the edge against all the other would-be authors? Two new websites may help you. Author Louise Doughty, Chief Executive of HarperCollins Victoria Barnsley and founder of David Freeman tell Mariella how these websites work, and discuss whether they’ll be a useful tool.

A Novel in a Year: A Novelist's Guide to Being a Novelist – Louise Doughty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

18th Century Erotic Fiction
Fanny Hill, Or Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure was first published in 1749, and documents a series of trysts, encounters and liaisons. Judith Hawley, senior lecturer in English Literature at Royal Holloway, tells Mariella why this book was different from other erotica of the time, and explains the tradition this literature belongs to.

Fanny Hill, Or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure – John Cleland
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The first episode of Fanny Hill is on BBC Four at 9pm on Monday 22nd October.
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