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Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book The Standing Chandelier.

Lionel Shriver, bestselling writer of We Need To Talk About Kevin joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss her new book The Standing Chandelier, which poses that age old question: can a woman ever be just good friends with a man. Jillian, an artist, has a close friendship with Weston which is threatened when Weston gets engaged.

As Finland celebrates its centenary, Ted Hodgkinson asks Finnish novelists what the anniversary means to them; a profile of the little known British writer Ann Quin who is enjoying something of a revival and Jamie Quatro explores how playing the piano helps her writing.

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28 minutes

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Thu 14 Dec 2017 15:30


  • Lionel Shriver

    Duration: 09:18

  • Celebrating 100 years of Finland

    Duration: 06:51

  • Jennifer Hodgson on Ann Quin

    Duration: 05:38

  • Jamie Quatro on the music that inspires her writing

    Duration: 05:09


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Lionel Shriver
Interviewer Ted Hodgkinson
Interviewed Guest Patjim Statovici
Interviewed Guest Ulla-Lena Lundberg
Interviewed Guest Jussi Valtonen
Interviewed Guest Jennifer Hodgson
Correspondent Jamie Quatro


  • Sun 10 Dec 2017 16:00
  • Thu 14 Dec 2017 15:30

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