London to Madrid
David Szalay's gripping new short story series. Twelve travellers journey around the globe, each with a tale to tell. Today: a nail-biting flight from London to Madrid.
Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.
Sara Kestelman kicks off David Szalay's gripping short story series. Twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.
Today: a woman faces her darkest fears on a flight home to Madrid....
Writer: David Szalay is an acclaimed British writer. His linked collection of short stories, All That Man Is, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Szalay was included in Granta magazine's 2013 list of the best young British novelists.
Reader: Sara Kestelman is a distinguished stage and screen actor. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for her performance in 'Cabaret'.
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison