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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
9 November 2008 and 13 November 2008
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Toni Morrison

This week on Open Book: Mariella Frostrup talks to the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison,
the author of Beloved.
Toni Morrison

Mariella Frostrup talks to the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison as she publishes A Mercy, her first novel for five years. Speaking in depth about her life and work, Morrison reflects on her forty-year career as a writer, her unwilling role as a spokesperson for black America, and the likely impact of Barack Obama's election victory.

Next week on Open Book: Heligoland author Shena Mackay on her short stories; and why America doesn't love the celebrity memoir.
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