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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.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • Henrietta Rose-Innes

    Duration: 07:41

  • Literary Heroes

    Duration: 07:51

  • The Book I'd Never Lend - Terry Waite

    Duration: 04:02

  • Silence

    Duration: 07:40

Read the first Chapter of Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes

Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes: Chapter One.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Henrietta Rose-Innes
Interviewed Guest Terry Waite

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