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The Wild Man of the West Indies, Joshua Reynolds, Polly Samson, Open Submissions

Kirsty Lang discusses artist Joshua Reynolds, and Iqbal Khan on The Wild Man of the West Indies, Donizetti's opera depicting slavery. Plus good news for unpublished writers.

Kirsty Lang discusses the 18th Century artist Joshua Reynolds, whose portraits of actresses, child street sellers and the aristocracy are on show at the Wallace Collection.

Polly Samson discusses her new novel The Kindness, a tale weaving together love, grief and deception. Polly considers the similarities between novel-writing and creating song lyrics for Pink Floyd.

English Touring Opera director Iqbal Khan on the UK premiere of Donizetti's The Wild Man of the West Indies, his opera which depicts slavery in the Caribbean, written in 1833.

For two weeks, authors without an agent have been able to submit a manuscript directly to the publishers Tinder Press, with the promise that it will get read. This is the third such 'open submissions' scheme to be run by a mainstream publisher. Kirsty Lang talks to Mary-Anne Harrington of Tinder press and Andrea Bennett, whose novel Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story is the first to be published through an open submission scheme.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Julian May.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Joshua Reynolds

    Duration: 05:33

  • Polly Samson

    Duration: 07:42

  • The Wild Man of the West Indies

    Duration: 06:40

  • Open Submissions

    Duration: 07:05

Joshua Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds
Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint is showing at The Wallace Collection, London from 7 March to 12 June 2015.

Polly Samson

Polly Samson
Kirsty Lang talks to Polly Samson about her new novel, 'The Kindness', a tale weaving together love, grief and deception.

Iqbal Khan

Iqbal Khan

Kirsty meets English Touring Opera director Iqbal Khan to discuss the UK premiere of Donizetti's The Wild Man of the West Indies.

Photo by Bill King

Open Submissions

Front Row looks at open submissions in publishing. This month sees a great opportunity for any unpublished authors. Tinder Press has announced that for two weeks authors without an agent can submit a manuscript directly to them, and it will get read.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Polly Samson
Interviewed Guest Iqbal Khan
Interviewed Guest Mary-Anne Harrington
Interviewed Guest Andrea Bennett
Producer Julian May

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