Emma Donoghue, Hannah Silva, Gary Shteyngart, Roz Goddard, Winning Words
Presented by Ian McMillan. With novelist Emma Donoghue's new commission, spoken word artist Hannah Silva, humorist Gary Shteyngart, Roz Goddard with poems inspired by The Sopranos.
Ian McMillan presents the best words around in Radio 3's language cabaret. This week, the Man Booker nominated novelist Emma Donoghue reads a brand new commission, a breathless adventure called Fall and featuring Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive a trip over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. Spoken word artist Hannah Silva premieres a new piece entitled 'Opposition' using David Cameron's Big Society speech. Russian-born novelist and humorist Gary Shteyngart explains the grip of his native language on his imagination and why he counts money and dreams in Russian. Roz Goddard reads from a suite of poems inspired by HBO's The Sopranos. And, William Sieghart announces Winning Words, nominated in a public vote as the line of poetry which will be engraved as a permanent installation in the Olympic Village.