Henrietta Rose-Innes, Literary heroes, Shusaku Endo and silence
South African writer Henrietta Rose-Innes talks to Mariella Frostrup about her novel Nineveh, the story of a humane pest controller.
Award winning South African writer Henrietta Rose-Innes is being published in the UK for the first time. She talks to Mariella Frostrup about her novel Nineveh, the story of a pest controller who re-locates, rather than destroys, the creatures she's called to deal with. The book raises questions about home, belonging, and the uneasy relationship between nature and man in big cities.
Also on the programme, the fascinating Japanese novel behind Martin Scorsese's Silence about two seventeenth century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in search of their mentor; Mariella asks if there are any literary heroes any more and Terry Waite chooses the Book I'd Never Lend.
The Book I'd Never Lend - Terry Waite
Read the first Chapter of Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Henrietta Rose-Innes Interviewed Guest Terry Waite