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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 11 November 2007
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Alice Sebold

Mariella Frostrup talks to Alice Sebold, author of the international bestseller The Lovely Bones, about her new novel The Almost Moon.
Alice Sebold
Mariella Frostrup meets Alice Sebold, the author of the international bestseller The Lovely Bones. Her latest novel, The Almost Moon, is narrated by a woman who admits in the book’s first sentence that she has just murdered her own mother. Alice Sebold talks about the art of the arresting opening, and why she's tired of people pointing out autobiographical elements in her work. 

The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
Publisher: Picador

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Publisher: Picador

Lucky - Alice Sebold
Publisher: Picador

Print is Dead
Have books had their day? Mariella talks to the writer Jeff Gomez, who believes that they have, and discusses the role of the written word in the digital future with Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury.

Print is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age - Jeff Gomez
Publisher: Macmillan

Saki
And Open Book recalls one of the great short story writers, H.H. Munro, also known as Saki. The novelist Naomi Alderman explains why in her opinion he's a greater stylist than Oscar Wilde.

The Unbearable Saki - Sandie Byrne
Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Complete Saki - H. H. Munro
Publisher: Penguin Classics, Wordsworth Classics
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