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Sadie Jones, Peter Buwalda, Will Self

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sadie Jones about her latest novel Fallout. Plus Peter Buwalda on his best-selling Bonita Avenue, and Will Self on his garret.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sadie Jones, author of The Outcast, about her latest novel Fallout, which tells the story of four young friends trying to forge their way in 1970s London theatreland. She discusses what drew her to a decade when radical theatre makers challenged the system, why romantic love was so powerful, and destructive, then and recalls the music that fuelled the novel.

The best-selling 'Bonita Avenue', by the Dutch writer Peter Buwalda, has taken Europe by storm and is now being published in English. He reveals why he chose to put internet porn at the heart of a novel which many have compared to Franzen and Roth and he discovers something he didn't know about his own work.

Does where you write, shape what you write? Will Self takes listeners on a tour of the garrett that has been his bolthole for nearly twenty years. And the renowned publisher, Philip Gwyn Jones, tips a forthcoming book for this year's prizes.

Producer: Di Speirs.

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28 minutes


Fallout by Sadie Jones - Publisher: Chatto and Windus

The Outcast by Sadie Jones - Publisher: Vintage

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda - Publisher: Pushkin Press

Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young - Publisher: Harper Collins


Read the Opening Chapter of Fallout by Sadie Jones

Fallout - Chapter 1 by Sadie Jones


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Sadie Jones
Producer Sarah Johnston


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