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Carys Davies

Literary magazine programme. Mariella Frostrup talks to Carys Davies, widely praised for her short stories, who is now publishing her first novel, West.

Carys Davies has been widely praised, and won awards for her short stories. Now she's publishing her first novel. West is set in 19th century America, and follows the story of a farmer who sets off on an arduous trek across the country in search of ancient - possibly mythical - creatures.
Also on the programme the tradition of the Catalonia's Book Giving Day; novelist Alex Hourston on the way adulterous women have been depicted in fiction and a guide to the work of pioneering science fiction writer Octavia E Butler.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • Debut novel by short story writer Carys Davies

    Duration: 09:11

  • A reader's guide to Octavia E. Butler with Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

    Duration: 07:51

  • Female adultery in fiction with Alex Hourston

    Duration: 04:24

  • Spotlight on Catalonia's book-giving festival: Sant Jordi Day

    Duration: 05:08

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Carys Davies

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