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Spy Fiction, Worrying, Joseph Cornell

Matthew Sweet is joined by AL Kennedy, Virginia Ironside and Francis O'Gorman to discuss worrying in literature and life. Plus New Generation Thinker Sam Goodman on spy fiction.

Worrying in life and literature. Matthew Sweet is joined by novelist AL Kennedy, agony aunt Virginia Ironside and cultural historian Francis O'Gorman. Iain Sinclair discusses the box constructions, assemblages and collages of American surrealist Joseph Cornell. New Generation Thinker Sam Goodman examines the spy fiction genre.

Francis O'Gorman is the author of Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History.

A.L. Kennedy is the author of Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse.

Sam Goodman's book published by Routledge is called British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire.

'Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust' is at the Royal Academy in London until the 27th of September.

Image: A.L. Kennedy
Photographer: Geraint Lewis.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest AL Kennedy
Interviewed Guest Virginia Ironside
Interviewed Guest Francis O'Gorman
Interviewed Guest Iain Sinclair
Interviewed Guest Sam Goodman
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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