Main content

Olivia Laing, Fun Home

Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home on stage, a novel inspired by Kathy Acker by Olivia Laing and a new book on Oscar Wilde's time in America. Matthew Sweet presents.

Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir 'Fun Home' on stage at the Young Vic in London reviewed by Jen Harvie from Queen Mary University of London, a novel inspired by Kathy Acker from Olivia Laing, the 40th anniversary of Michael Cimino's film, 'The Deerhunter' and a new biography by Michèle Mendelssohn on Oscar Wilde's time in America. Mathew Sweet presents.

Fun Home - which explores family, memory and sexuality, runs at the Young Vic in London from June 18th to September 1st 2018.
Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre & Performance, at Queen Mary University of London
Olivia Laing is the author of 'The Lonely City' and her new novel is called 'Crudo'.
'Making Oscar Wilde' by Michèle Mendelssohn is out now.
'The Deer Hunter' is in cinemas from July 4th.

Producer: Fiona McLean

Main image: Author Kathy Acker (Photo by Sophie Bassouls/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images).

Available now

45 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Jen Harvie
Producer Fiona McLean


Featured in...

The Arts and Ideas Podcast

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes from the Free Thinking Festival 2018: The One and the Many

This year we examine the fast-changing relationship between the individual and the crowd.

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes, images, clips & features from 2017's festival

Free Thinking Festival 2017: The Speed of Life