Novelist Andrea Levy joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Andrea Levy.
Born in London to Jamaican parents, she has spent much of her career describing the experiences of Caribbean immigrants and cementing the role they have played in British life. Her books have found both a large and appreciative audience as well as critical success - Small Island was named Whitbread Book of the Year, while Long Song, was shortlisted for the Man-Booker Prize. Her achievements are all the more extraordinary because she says she didn't read her first novel until she was 23 years old. She says: "The reason I write is because I am exploring my heritage - and there's still a lot of that story untold."
Producer: Isabel Sargent.
- All the Way.
I’m in the Mood for Love
- Kind of Blue Beat.
- Skat Records.
- 20 Beat Classics/Georgie Fame.
Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
- Music of St Paul’s Cathedral.
- Number SPCC2000.
The theme for Small Island television series
- Small Island Soundtrack.
- Movie Score Media.
- Tuff Gong.
My Baby Just Cares For Me
- Nina Simone Greatest Hits.
Let's Stay Together
- Al Green Greatest Hits Vol.1.
- Number HIUKCD425.
|Interviewed Guest||Andrea Levy|
- Sun 12 Jun 2011 11:15
- Fri 17 Jun 2011 09:00