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Ian McEwan and Amy Bloom

Books news. Ahead of a September publishing bonanza, Mariella Frostrup is joined by acclaimed writers Ian McEwan and Amy Bloom, as well as Guardian books editor Claire Armitstead.

As we head for a literary publishing bonanza this September, Mariella Frostrup talks to acclaimed author Ian McEwan on his new novel 'The Children Act', featuring a leading High Court Judge struggling to preside over a moral crisis in her own life.

Mariella will also be joined by American author Amy Bloom who will be discussing her new novel 'Lucky Us', the story of two dispossessed sisters on a journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune.

Plus Claire Armitstead, Books Editor of the Guardian and Observer, who will be looking at why so many literary greats have novels out this September.

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28 minutes

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Thu 4 Sep 2014 15:30


Read the opening chapter of The Children Act by Ian McEwan


The Children Act by Ian McEwan Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Publisher: Granta



Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest Amy Bloom
Interviewed Guest Claire Armitstead
Producer Justine Willett


  • Sun 31 Aug 2014 16:00
  • Thu 4 Sep 2014 15:30

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