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Pulitzer prize-winner Marilynne Robinson on new novel Lila

Pulitzer prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks about her new novel Lila, Tim Parks on why we read, and literature lovers in Liverpool discuss the joys of shared reading.

Pulitzer prize winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new book Lila, the third novel from her bestselling series set in the fictional town of Gilead. Novelist Tim Parks discusses how, and why, we read. We visit a haven for lovers of literature in Liverpool to hear about the joys of shared reading and a golfing gem from the master of comedy P G Wodehouse.

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Lila by Marilynne Robinson - Publisher: Virago

Where I'm Reading From by Tim Parks

The Heart of a Goof by P G Wodehouse

Read the first chapter of Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila: Chapter 1 by Marilynne Robinson


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Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Tim Parks
Interviewed Guest Marilynne Robinson


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