Bill Clegg on Did You Ever Have a Family
The best new fiction and non-fiction, talking to writers and unearthing lost classics. Mariella Frostrup talks to Bill Clegg about his book Did You Ever Have a Family.
Literary agent Bill Clegg is famous in the publishing world for his tough negotiations. Now he's turned novelist himself and he talks to Mariella Frostrup about his Man Booker longlisted Did You Ever Have A Family which imagines the impact of a devastating house fire on those left behind. It's written from a variety of perspectives and he talks about picking up on fictional gossip and the way his own struggle with addiction influenced this novel.
Also on the programme, writer Matt Haig on judging the new BBC Young Writers Award, Agnes Poirier offers a guide to French Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano whose works are newly available in English and Israeli novelist Etgar Keret selects the Book He'd Never Lend.
BBC Young Writers Award
Read the first chapter of Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Bill Clegg Interviewed Guest Matt Haig Interviewed Guest Agnes Poirier Interviewed Guest Etgar Keret
- Sun 20 Sep 2015 16:00