David Shrigley, Madeline Miller, the Power of Netflix
Artist David Shrigley on being guest director of this year's Brighton Festival, the power of Netflix and novelist Madeline Miller.
Graphic artist David Shrigley discusses his role as Guest Director of the Brighton Festival 2018, and his new book Fully Coherent Plan for a New and Better Society.
Madeline Miller won the Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut The Song of Achilles, which told the story of a love affair between Achilles and Patroclus. Her latest novel continues the Greek theme with the story of the first witch in Western literature, Circe, daughter of Helios, who is scorned and rejected by her kin. She discusses what inspired her to take up her story.
The Cannes film festival starts next week, but it's being boycotted by Netflix, one of the world's most powerful entertainment companies. Netflix has been accused of cultural imperialism and Cannes of living in the past. Boyd Hilton and Simon Usborne consider the significance of this turn of events.
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
Karl Marx tomb
David ShrigleyDavid Shrigley
Portrait by Victor Frankowski
Brighton Festival is on from
5 - 27 May
His book Fully Coherent Plan for a New and Better Society is out now
Main image: Boulder Man Character
Copyright credit: David Shrigley
Madeline MillerMadeline Miller
Madeline Miller's book Circe is available now
Karl Marx headstone
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest David Shrigley Interviewed Guest Madeline Miller Interviewed Guest Boyd Hilton Interviewed Guest Simon Usborne Producer Jerome Weatherald