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Wilfred Owen Commemoration, Markus Zusak, Sarah DeLappe

Remembering Wilfred Owen through art, Australian author Markus Zusak discusses his new novel Bridge of Clay, and American playwright Sarah DeLappe on her award-winning debut.

Published in 2005, The Book Thief was an international bestseller that went on to become a successful Hollywood film. Now more than a decade later its author, Markus Zusak, is back with a new story, Bridge of Clay, about how five brothers deal with the disappearance of their father.

American playwright Sarah DeLappe discusses her award-winning debut play, The Wolves, as it transfers to the UK. Played out through conversations that happen between the players of an American high school girls' soccer team, it paints a portrait of young womanhood today.

As the centenary approaches of the death of the poet Wilfred Owen on the Western Front, just a week before the end of hostilities in WW1, writers Philip Hoare and David Charters discuss two projects they’ve been working on that focus on his life and work. David’s play A Dream of Wilfred Owen forms part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration on the Wirral, while Philip’s short film I Was a Dark Star Always pays tribute to the poet, part of which was shot at the French canal where Owen died.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Ben Mitchell

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29 minutes

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak
Photo credit: Page Thirteen

Markus Zusak's book Bridge of Clay is available

Sarah DeLappe

Sarah DeLappe
Seraphina Beh in The Wolves
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

The Wolves playing at Stratford East until 17 Nov

Wilfred Owen

The Wilfred Owen Commemoration is in Birkenhead 

Main image: Wilfred Owen 

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