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AL Kennedy and David Sedaris on matters of the heart

Tom Sutcliffe discusses love and self-love with AL Kennedy, Lavinia Greenlaw, David Sedaris and Simon Blackburn.

Tom Sutcliffe talks to AL Kennedy about her latest collection of short stories of love and hurt. The poet Lavinia Greenlaw retells the tragic love story of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. The philosopher Simon Blackburn unpicks the idea of self-love from the myth of Narcissus to today's tv hair adverts: 'because you're worth it', while the humorist David Sedaris uses his own life and loves as the focus of his writing.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

A L Kennedy

A L Kennedy is a writer.


All The Rage is published by Jonathan Cape.


A L Kennedy

Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw is a poet.


A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde is published by Faber & Faber.


Lavinia Greenlaw

Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn is a philosopher.


Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love is published by Princeton University Press.


Simon Blackburn

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a humourist and author.


David is currently on tour with ‘An Evening with David Sedaris’.


Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is published by Abacus.


David Sedaris


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest AL Kennedy
Interviewed Guest Lavinia Greenlaw
Interviewed Guest David Sedaris
Interviewed Guest Simon Blackburn
Producer Katy Hickman