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Emily Mortimer, Man Booker Prize at 50, Glasgow Women's Library

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Actor Emily Mortimer on a new film adaption of Penelope Fitzgerald's The Bookshop and 50 years of the Man Booker Prize.

Actor Emily Mortimer on a new film adaption of Penelope Fitzgerald's The Bookshop, about a widow who decides to open a bookshop selling subversive literature in a small seaside town in 1950s England. She also tells Samira about her role in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

The 50th year of the Man Booker Prize is celebrated this weekend with a festival at London's South Bank. Literary Director Gaby Wood joins novelist Linda Grant and publisher Arifa Akbar to discuss the history of and issues surrounding Britain's most prominent award for literature.

Tomorrow evening the winner of the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 will be announced. We report from each of the five shortlisted museums and galleries - today it's the Glasgow Women's Library, the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed

Producer: Timothy Prosser.

Main picture: Emily Mortimer as Florence Green. Credit: Vertigo Releasing

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Man Booker 50 Festival

Man Booker 50 Festival
The Man Booker 50 Festival is at the Southbank Centre from Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July 2018

Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer as Florence Green.

The Bookshop is in cinemas now, certificate PG.

Photo credit: Vertigo Releasing

Glasgow Women's Library - Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist.

Glasgow Women's Library - Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist.

Glasgow Women's Library is an Art Fund Museum of the Year finalist.

Photo credit: Keith Hunter

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Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Emily Mortimer
Interviewed Guest Gaby Wood
Interviewed Guest Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest Arifa Akbar
Producer Timothy Prosser

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