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19/06/2014

Actor Don Johnson on the art of the comeback, novelist and former Mormon Carys Bray, new Pablo Neruda poems discovered, and why established authors are choosing to self-publish.

Don Johnson became a household name through his role as shiny suited Miami police officer Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice. He discusses the art of the comeback as he stars alongside Sam Shepherd in new film Cold in July. Novelist Carys Bray discusses her own devout Mormon upbringing in the North-West of England which lies at the heart of her debut novel A Song For Issy Bradley. As new poems are discovered by Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, we speak to his acclaimed biographer Adam Feinstein about their significance. Plus we discuss why some established authors are choosing to self-publish their work with writer Kate Pullinger and Cathy Rentzenbrink of the Bookseller.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Don Johnson

    Don Johnson discusses the art of the comeback in new film Cold in July

    Duration: 08:45

  • Self-publishing

    Kate Pullinger and Cathy Rentzenbrink discuss why authors are choosing to self-publish

    Duration: 07:24

  • Pablo Neruda

    Adam Feinstein discusses the newly discovered poems by Nobel Prize-winner Pablo Neruda

    Duration: 04:20

  • Carys Bray

    Carys Bray discusses her own devout Mormon upbringing in novel A Song For Issy Bradley

    Duration: 06:53

Cold in July

Cold in July

Cold in July starring Don Johnson is released in UK cinemas on Friday 27 June 2014, certificate 15.

Carys Bray

Carys Bray

A Song for Issy Bradley written by Carys Bray is published by Hutchinson on Thursday 19 June 2014.

 

Image Credit: Colin McPherson

Jerwood Fiction Prize

The winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 will be announced on Thursday 19th June 2014, see their website for more details.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Don Johnson
Interviewed Guest Carys Bray
Interviewed Guest Adam Feinstein
Interviewed Guest Kate Pullinger
Interviewed Guest Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer Ella-mai Robey

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  • Thu 19 Jun 2014 19:15

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