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Kate Tempest: Everyday Epic

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses the epic in the everyday with Kate Tempest, Tracy Chevalier, Hanif Kureishi and Lewis Hyde.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr talks to the writer and performer Kate Tempest about her desire to bring out the epic in everyday lives, and to show the poetry in lived experience. Tracy Chevalier has taken the themes of Shakespeare's Othello and transported them to a US elementary school, while Hanif Kureishi mines the dark world of jealousy and revenge in his latest novel. Lewis Hyde looks back to mythical mischief makers from Hermes to Loki to celebrate modern day rule breakers as the shapers of culture.
Producer: Katy Hickman

Image: Kate Tempest Photographer: Hayley Louisa Brown.

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Mon 8 May 2017 21:30

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest is a Mercury prize-nominated poet and spoken-word artist.

She is this year’s Guest Director of the Brighton Festival and will be performing her album: Let Them Eat Chaos in Brighton on the 11th and 26th May.  

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is a writer.

Her retelling of Othello, New Boy, is published by Hogarth on 11th May 2017.

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is a writer.

The Nothing is published by Faber & Faber

Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde is a writer.

Trickster Makes This World: How Disruptive Imagination Creates Culture is published by Canongate


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest Lewis Hyde
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 8 May 2017 09:00
  • Mon 8 May 2017 21:30