Helen Sedgwick, whose new novel The Growing Season imagines a world in which babies develop not in the womb, but in a hi-tech pouch, meaning men and women can share pregnancy.
Helen Sedgwick's new novel The Growing Season imagines a world in which babies develop not in the womb, but in a hi-tech pouch, meaning men and women can share the responsibilities of pregnancy. She talks to Mariella Frostrup about the questions of sexuality, family and biotechnology raised by her book.
Also on the programme, a report from a writers' pitching competition in York, the joy of imaginary gardens and the latest literary news from Australia.
Festival of Writing in York
Australian writers to watch
Natasha Pulley on fictional gardens
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Helen Sedgwick
- Sun 17 Sep 2017 16:00