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Muriel Spark, Digital Life, Diversity in British Poetry

Rana Mitter is joined by New Generation Thinkers. With Laurence Scott on digital living, Sarah Dillon on Muriel Spark and Sandeep Parmar on diversity in modern British poetry.

Rana Mitter talks to Laurence Scott about living in a digital world Channel 4's Humans and explores the writing of Muriel Spark with Dr Sarah Dillon as Spark's novel The Driver's Seat is adapted by Laurie Sansom for The National Theatre of Scotland. 2015 New Generation Thinker Sandeep Parmar discusses diversity in contemporary British poetry and the shortlists for this year's Forward Prizes. Painter Chris Gollon is touring British cathedrals with an exhibition of religious art.

Humans screens on Channel 4 on Sunday nights at 9pm.
Laurence Scott's book is called The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World.

The National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Driver's Seat is at the Edinburgh Lyceum from June 13th - 27th and then at Glasgow Tramway from July 2nd to July 4th.

You can hear Dr Sarah Dillon - one of the 2013 Radio 3 and AHRC New Generation Thinkers - analysing the work of various writers including Muriel Spark on BBC Radio 4's Open Book.

The 2015 Forward Poetry Prizes are announced on September 28th when the 24th annual Forward Book of Poetry, containing the judges' choice of the year's poems will be launched.

'Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible' by Chris Gollon is on display at Chichester Cathedral from 16th June - 16th August 2015. Open: daily 07.15am - 7pm

It then moves to Durham Cathedral 30th Sept - 2nd Nov 2015. Open: Mon - Sat 07.30 - 6pm, Sun 07.45 - 5.30pm.

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Judas's Wife painting by Chris Gollon

Judas's Wife painting by Chris Gollon

Chris Gollon's painting "takes partial inspiration from Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection ‘The World’s Wife’. Gollon has chosen to depict her at the very moment she becomes aware of the double death, that of Jesus her Saviour dead on the Cross and that of her husband, whose suicide note she holds in her right hand."

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Laurence Scott
Interviewed Guest Sarah Dillon
Interviewed Guest Sandeep Parmar
Producer Torquil MacLeod

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