Modigliani, Costa Book Awards shortlists, John Lithgow

A new Modigliani exhibition at Tate Modern shows the most extensive display of the Italian Jewish painter and sculptor's work yet seen in the UK, including 12 of his famous nudes. Sarah Crompton reviews.

Front Row reveals this year's Costa Book Awards shortlists. Critics Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig comment on the writers chosen in the five categories: novel, first novel, poetry, biography and children's fiction. The overall prize-winner will be announced on Front Row on 30 January 2018.

Actor John Lithgow discusses his latest film Daddy's Home 2, and talks more broadly about his wide-ranging career and why he's as happy playing an alien as he is a serial killer or Winston Churchill.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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Seated Nude 1917 by Modigliani
Oil paint on canvas
1140 x 740 mm 
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Lukasart in Flanders
Photo credit: Hugo Maertens

Modigliani at the Tate Modern from 23 Nov until 2 Apr

Main image: Nude by Modigliani
Nude 1917
Oil paint on canvas
890 x 1460 mm
Private Collection 

Costa Book Awards Shortlist

Costa Book Awards Shortlist
Costa Book Awards

The nominations are:

The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  
The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F John 

Once Upon a time in the East: A Story of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo   
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini
by Caroline Moorehead
In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
Fragile Lives by Professor Stephen Westaby  

Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi   
Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore
On Balance by Sinead Morrissey
Useful Verses by Richard Osmond

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans  
The Island at the end of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell  

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Tin Man by Sarah Winman  

John Lithgow

John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Photo credit: BBC

Daddy's Home 2 is on general release, cert 12A


Role Contributor
PresenterSamira Ahmed
Interviewed GuestSarah Crompton
Interviewed GuestAlex Clark
Interviewed GuestToby Lichtig
Interviewed GuestJohn Lithgow
ProducerJerome Weatherald

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