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Northern Lights: Joanne Harris on the Norse God Loki

Author Joanne Harris and Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough discuss the god Loki and the power of Norse mythology. Recorded at the Free Thinking Festival for the Northern Lights season.

Joanne Harris, the multi-million selling author of Chocolat, discusses her new novel, The Gospel of Loki, inspired by the Norse god of trickery, mischief and deception, a shape-shifter whose cultural manifestations range from 13th-century legends to Marvel comics and video games. She's joined by Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.

They debate the enduring power of Norse mythology in conversation with Free Thinking presenter Anne McElvoy recorded in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead and broadcast as part of The Northern Lights season.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith

(Main image l-r: Joanne Harris, Anne McElvoy, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough).

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Sunday Feature: True Norse
Sunday 13th December, 18:45, BBC Radio 3

They are the happiest, most successful societies in the world; yet the culture of the Nordic countries is opaque to many Brits. So what's really going on up there? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough takes us behind the elegant, minimal façade to the heart of Norse culture.

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Barraclough
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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  • Tue 8 Dec 2015 22:00

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