Tessa Hadley, Female friendships, The Russian Revolution
Tessa Hadley's new stories; Kitty Aldridge and Esther Freud's creative partnership; how writers explore the bonds between women; and the literature of the Russian Revolution.
Award winning author Tessa Hadley talks to Mariella Frostrup. As comfortable with the scope of the novel as she is with the 'bite' of the short story, Hadley discusses her latest collected tales, Bad Dreams, which suggests an entirely new genre: the domestic thriller.
Continuing our occasional series about writers working together, Mariella is joined by novelists Kitty Aldridge and Esther Freud who, despite being friends since their late teens, still manage to have an honest and unsparing writing relationship.
Also on the programme, we discuss what the release of a new anthology of writings from 1917 can teach us about the impact of the Russian Revolution on writers. And novelist Camilla Way explores why the bonds between women - and how they can break - has long fascinated writers.
Esther Freud and Kitty Aldridge discuss the pleasures of working together
Female friendships in literature
The impact of the Russian Revolution in literature
Read the first chapter of Bad Dreams and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Tessa Hadley Interviewed Guest Kitty Aldridge Interviewed Guest Esther Freud Interviewed Guest Camilla Way