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Richard Powers and Nature Writing

Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.

Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about The Overstory, a novel about the majesty and importance of trees. They're also joined by Melissa Harrison and Jessica J Lee to consider contemporary nature writing and the environmental concerns preoccupying novelists today.
And ecologist Liam Heneghan examines why children's writers have been so drawn to trees and forests.

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28 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest Richard Powers
Interviewed Guest Melissa Harrison
Interviewed Guest Jessica J Lee
Interviewed Guest Liam Heneghan


  • Sun 26 Aug 2018 16:00
  • Thu 30 Aug 2018 15:30
  • Sun 30 Aug 2020 16:00
  • Thu 3 Sep 2020 15:30

This Week's Book List

This Week's Book List

Read along with us - a list of books discussed in each programme