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Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation

The category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2017 are announced exclusively on Front Row, plus Stig speaks to the winner of the Best Novel Prize.

Novelist Wendy Holden announces the category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2017 exclusively on Front Row and Stig talks to the winner of the Novel Category.

Artist Elizabeth Friedlander is the subject of a new exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. The work of Friedlander is instantly recognisable as mid-20th century design at its best including her Penguin book covers and Bauer Type Foundry typeface named for her - Elizabeth. Curator Katharine Meynell talks about her life and work.

Taylor Swift's new album Reputation features the single Look What You Made Me Do, whose chorus bears more than a passing resemblance to Right Said Fred's 1991 single I'm Too Sexy. Mixing new lyrics and additions to an original piece of music has the name 'interpolation'. Music writer Ben Wardle ponders this now-widespread phenomenon, and looks back to when it all started.

Presenter : Stig Abell
Producer : Kate Bullivant.

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30 minutes


  • Costa Book Awards

    Duration: 06:33

  • Jon McGregor

    Duration: 08:40

  • Elizabeth Friedlander

    Duration: 05:55

  • Interpolation

    Duration: 06:20

Costa Book Awards winners

Costa Book Awards winners

Costa Book Awards category winners are:

Gail Honeyman - First Novel Award;
Rebecca Stott - Costa Biography Award;
Helen Dunmore - Poetry Prize (posthumously);
Katherine Rundell - Children's Book Award;
Jon McGregor - Costa Novel Award 

Elizabeth Friedlander

Elizabeth Friedlander
Elizabeth Friedlander at Kinsale (c) University College Cork

Elizabeth Friedlander at the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft from 6 Jan until 29 Apr


Role Contributor
Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Kate Bullivant
Interviewed Guest Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest Katharine Meynell
Interviewed Guest Ben Wardle




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