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Salman Rushdie. Uncertainty.

Salman Rushdie talks fiction and US politics with Shahidha Bari plus a discussion of certainty as Marianne Elliott directs Simon Stephens' 'Heisenberg The Uncertainty Principle'.

Salman Rushdie talks about fictional families, identity and American politics with Shahidha Bari. Plus a discussion of uncertainty with the science writer Marcus Chown, author Lionel Shriver and historian Rachel Hewitt, as Marianne Elliot's production of Simon Stephens's new play Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, starring Kenneth Cranham and Anne-Marie Duff opens. It's the first production in the West End from Elliot's new theatre company.

Salman Rushdie's latest novel is called The Golden House.
Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle runs at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End for 14 weeks.
Rachel Hewitt is the author of A Revolution of Feeling.
Lionel Shriver is taking part in The News as Novel at the Durham Book Festival on Friday October 13th. Her new novella The Standing Chandelier is published in November.
Marcus Chown has written The Ascent of Gravity; and What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempts to Make Sense of Everything

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest Salman Rushdie
Interviewed Guest Marcus Chown
Interviewed Guest Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest Rachel Hewitt
Producer Zahid Warley
Producer Zahid Warley


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