Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal

Harriett Gilbert talks to playwright Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal Arthanayake about the books they love. It's a hugely varied selection which inspires strong reactions in all of them and plenty of passionate argument - including American Tabloid by James Ellroy, July's People by Nadine Gordimer and Elective Affinities by JW Goethe.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Fri 29 Nov 2013 23:00



American Tabloid by James Ellroy

Published by Windmill Books


Elective Affinities by J. W. von Goethe and David Constantine

Published by Oxford World Classics


July's People by Nadine Gordimer

Published by Bloomsbury





Role Contributor
PresenterHarriett Gilbert
Interviewed GuestMark Ravenhill
Interviewed GuestNihal Arthanayake
ProducerBeth O'Dea

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