Ceridwen Dovey, Lebanese writers Nada Awar Jarrar and Hanan al-Shaykh
Mariella Frostrup talks to Hanan al-Shaykh, one of the Arab world's most acclaimed writers, about exploring female identity in her new novel The Occasional Virgin.
Acclaimed Lebanese writers Hanan al-Shaykh and Nada Awar Jarrar, talk to Mariella Frostrup about their latest novels, and discuss representing their home country in fiction and why they are both especially interested in the lives of Beiruti women.
Also on the programme a scheme to find a new way of paying authors with an annual salary instead of the traditional advance system; Ceridwen Dovey on her new book all told in an exchange of emails which gradually reveals dark secrets, and a tip for a July read.
Lebanese writers, Nada Awar Jarrar and Hanan al-Shaykh
Changing the publishing model of how authors are paid
Author Ceridwen Dovey on her new book
Editors tip: Katie Brown on The Madonna of Bolton
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Hanan al-Shaykh Interviewed Guest Nada Awar Jarrar Interviewed Guest Ceridwen Dovey