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Carolina Setterwall, Re-reading and what it offers, Shadowplay reviewed, Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Swedish writer Carolina Setterwall discusses her autobiographical debut novel Let's Hope for the Best, and Tim Parks and Belinda Jack discuss the pleasures of re-reading

Swedish writer Carolina Setterwall discusses her autobiographical debut novel Let's Hope for the Best, which deals with the aftermath of her partner's sudden death.

Belinda Jack and Tim Parks joins Mariella to explore the pleasures of re-reading, and consider which books merit revisiting in an age when so many new books are being published.

Critic Peter Kemp chose Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor as the book he was most looking forward to in 2019. He gives his verdict on whether he made the right choice.

And Syrian Canadian writer Ahmad Danny Ramadan explains why when it came to writing his debut novel, he took inspiration from the stories of One Thousand and One Nights.

Producer: Ellie Bury
Editor: Di Speirs

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28 minutes

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Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Carolina Setterwell
Interviewed Guest Belinda Jack
Interviewed Guest Tim Parks
Interviewed Guest Peter Kemp
Interviewed Guest Ahmad Danny Ramadan

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