Caryl Phillips on The Lost Child
Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning novelist Caryl Phillips, whose new novel recalls Wuthering Heights. Plus Mark Ravenhill and Richard T Kelly on a reader's guide to Kafka.
Mariella Frostrup talks to award winning novelist Caryl Phillips whose latest book is influenced by Wuthering Heights. Set largely in Yorkshire in the sixties and seventies, it also flashes back to the eighteenth century to imagine Heathcliff's origins. Caryl Phillips talks to Mariella about his own childhood in Leeds, the all pervading influence of the English class system and how seventies music remains his guilty pleasure.
Also on the programme, playwright Mark Ravenhill and author Richard T Kelly discuss the life and work of Franz Kafka, 100 years after the publication of one of his most famous works, The Metamorphosis; Professor John Mullan takes a look at fictional elections and Alexandra Fuller explains how Graham Greene inspires her.