Fiona Melrose on her novel Johannesburg

Mariella Frostrup talks to South African born writer Fiona Melrose about her new novel Johannesburg. Set on the day of Nelson Mandela's death, it brings together characters who together give voice to the city on a day of tension and history.
We also mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality with a look at transgender characters in fiction with Kaite Welsh.
Novelist Susan Hill reveals the Book She'd Never Lend, and we hear about a new American museum devoted to writing.

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Thu 27 Jul 2017 15:30

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PresenterMariella Frostrup
Interviewed GuestFiona Melrose
Interviewed GuestKaite Welsh
Interviewed GuestSusan Hill

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