Revisiting Greek Myths
Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths and also investigates if contemporary Greek novelists are still inspired by them.
A voyage around Greek writing both ancient and modern. Kamila Shamsie talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel Home Fire, a pertinent and timely story of the two families torn apart by love and war, inspired by Sophocles's Antigone. It's one of a clutch of novels this summer spawned from Greek tragedies. Classicist Dr Nick Lowe discusses recent books by Colm Toibin, David Vann and Natalie Haynes and why the plays remain inspiring for novelists, while writer and translator Joshua Barley recommends more modern Greek writing.
Kamila Shamsie on her new book, Home Fires
Classicist Nick Lowe discusses recent re-workings of Greek Myths
Writer and translator Joshua Barley on modern Greek writing
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Kamila Shamsie Interviewed Guest Colm Toibin Interviewed Guest David Vann