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.
Celebrating 100 years of Finland
Jennifer Hodgson on Ann Quin
Jamie Quatro on the music that inspires her writing
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