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Lavinia Greenlaw, Venezuelan literature, The case for graphic novels

Lavinia Greenlaw on her new novel, The City of Love's Sleep; the state of Venezuelan literature in a country of conflict; graphic novels and the rise of the author read audio book.

Renaissance woman: Lavinia Greenlaw on love in your forties. She discusses her new novel, The City of Love's Sleep and its exploration of emotional fulfilment in middle age.

As Venezuela continues to face many challenges and many of its population leave the country, Open Book explores the voice of Venezuela. How has literature from the country reflected a difficult two decades and is there a golden age of Venezuelan writing?

The increasing success of audio books demonstrates the hunger for aural pleasures. Increasingly it is not just actors who read these books but the authors themselves. We look at why authors are giving actors a run for their money by reading their own audiobooks!

And as this year's Man Booker long list included its first ever graphic novel, author John Harris Dunning makes a case for them.

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28 minutes


  • Lavinia Greenlaw

    Duration: 08:37

  • Venezuelan literature

    Duration: 08:55

  • Audio books

    Duration: 07:12

  • Graphic novels

    Duration: 02:17


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Lavinia Greenlaw
Interviewed Guest John Harris


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