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Man Booker Prize Shortlist; James Ellroy; Joyce DiDonato; the Wallace Collection

A look at the Man Booker Prize shortlist; James Ellroy on his new novel; Joyce DiDonato on her latest CD; re-opening of the Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection.

Cathy Rentzenbrink from The Bookseller gives her verdict on the Man Booker Prize shortlist; James Ellroy, perhaps best known for his LA Quartet books, which include LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia, is set to publish his largest book to date. ‘Perfidia’ revolves around the brutal murder of a Japanese family on December 6th, 1941; a day before the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and it sheds light on the violence that was happening in the city of Los Angeles on the cusp of America's entrance into WW2. Joyce DiDonato reveals what's on her latest CD of Bel Canto opera arias; and we get a sneak preview of the Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection which opens its doors again after two years, during which time it has been redesigned and the paintings rehung.

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  • Man Booker Prize Shortlist

    Cathy Rentzenbrink gives her verdict on the Man Booker Prize shortlist

    Duration: 03:57

  • Joyce DiDonato

    Joyce DiDonato reveals what's on her latest CD of Bel Canto opera arias

    Duration: 07:47

  • The Wallace Collection

    A sneak preview of the Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection

    Duration: 07:04

  • James Ellroy

    James Ellroy talks about publishing his largest book to date, Perfidia

    Duration: 08:53

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2014

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2014
We take a look at the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2014 with Cathy Rentzenbrink from the Bookseller, and give our verdict.

Shortlisted Author Interviews

Shortlisted Author Interviews

Listen again to our interviews with authors shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize:

Karen Joy Fowler

Howard Jacobson

Joshua Ferris

Neel Mukherjee

 

Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

The latest CD release by American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato,  Stella di Napoli, is out now.

 

Joyce will launch her season-long Artist Spotlight at the Barbican, London with an evening of Italian arias on the 25th September.

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection
The Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection is to reopen on the 19th September following a two-year refurbishment, with a new hang and reconfigured ceiling.

James Ellroy

James Ellroy

James Ellroy's latest novel Perfidia is available from today.

 

Above image of James Ellroy credited to Lisa Stafford.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest James Ellroy
Interviewed Guest Joyce DiDonato
Interviewed Guest Lucy Davis
Interviewed Guest John J O'Connell
Producer Rebecca Armstrong

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