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Claire Fuller, Neil Gaiman, Iranian fiction

Claire Fuller discusses the appeal of setting a novel in a crumbling country house and Neil Gaiman explains why we should all read Lud-in-the-Mist, a forgotten fantasy classic.

Claire Fuller talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel Bitter Orange and the appeal of the crumbling country house as a setting.

Neil Gaiman explains why forgotten classic Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees deserves a wider readership.

What does the combination of sanctions and censorship mean for Iran's writers? The Guardian's Saeed Kamali Dehghan and publisher Azadeh Parsapour discuss.

And Carrie Plitt, agent at Felicity Bryan Associates recommends Sally Rooney's Normal People for our monthly Editor's Tip.

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28 minutes

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Thu 16 Aug 2018 15:30


  • Claire Fuller

    Duration: 08:56

  • Neil Gaiman

    Duration: 05:52

  • Iranian literature

    Duration: 08:23

  • Carrie Plitt gives her Editor's Tip

    Duration: 03:51


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Claire Fuller
Interviewed Guest Neil Gaiman
Interviewed Guest Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Interviewed Guest Azadeh Parsapour
Interviewed Guest Carrie Plitt


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