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Fiction following the Armistice; Beowulf reimagined; James Daunt

Exploring literary responses to the Great War in the immediate aftermath of the Armistice. Also on the programme, Maria Dahvana Headley discusses her feminist retelling of Beowulf

Exploring literary responses to the Great War in the immediate aftermath of the Armistice. The University of Leicester's Victoria Stewart, and biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson, discuss the ways that fiction reflected the horror of war in the decade after 1918.

Novelist Richard T. Kelly considers the pitfalls of including real people in works of fiction.

Bestselling novelist Maria Dahvana Headley explains why Beowulf felt like the appropriate framework through which to explore race, class and violence in contemporary America.

And Managing Director of Waterstones James Daunt helps Open Book to launch a new series looking at the challenges of making bookselling pay.

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28 minutes

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Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Victoria Stewart
Interviewed Guest Maria Dahvana Headley
Interviewed Guest Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Interviewed Guest James Daunt
Interviewed Guest Richard T Kelly

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