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Pinky Lilani, Denise Mina, Jay Griffiths and John Gallagher debate the speed of life

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Pinky Lilani, Denise Mina, Jay Griffiths and John Gallagher compare experiences of life in the fast lane with taking the slow route, whether in business, writing or leisure time.

Can the steady tortoise still beat the rapid hare in today's world? Our panel, chaired by Free Thinking presenter Anne McElvoy, compare experiences of life in the fast lane with taking the slow route - in business, writing, leisure time.

Pinky Lilani is an author, motivational speaker, food expert and women's advocate, and nominated in the Woman's Hour Power List. She was appointed a CBE in 2015 for services to women in business.

Denise Mina wrote her first crime novel, Garnethill, while studying for her PhD at Strathclyde University. Now the award-winning writer of twelve novels, plays and graphic fiction she has presented radio and television programmes including a film about her own family. Her most recent novel featuring detective Alex Morrow is Blood Salt Water and her new novel The Long Drop was inspired by real historical events in Glasgow in 1957.

Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip which explores attitudes to time across the world. Other books include Tristimania: a Diary of Manic Depression and Wild: an Elemental Journey.

John Gallagher is a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker who teaches history at the University of Cambridge.

Recorded as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival in front of an audience at Sage Gateshead.

Producer: Craig Smith.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Pinky Lilani
Interviewed Guest Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest Jay Griffiths
Interviewed Guest John Gallagher
Producer Craig Smith

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