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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Minette Walters, Books in art

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black, and Minette Walters explains why she's abandoned crime fiction in favour of historical novels.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black, which takes aim at racism, rampant consumerism and gun violence in America.

Best-selling crime writer Minette Walters explains her decision to turn away from that genre and focus on historical fiction, as she publishes the second part of a series of novels set against the backdrop of the Black Death.

In Open Book's monthly Editor's Tip slot, Frances Macmillan, Senior Editor at Vintage Classics, recommends Georgina Harding's new novel Land of the Living.

And art historian David Trigg discusses Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers, which traces the appearance of books in art from the Old Masters, to Van Gogh and contemporary sculpture.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Minette Walters
Interviewed Guest Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Interviewed Guest David Trigg
Interviewed Guest Frances Macmillan

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