Deborah Levy, therapists in fiction, India's richest literary prize, Lorca's symbolism
Deborah Levy discusses her bestselling new novel The Man Who Saw Everything, and Rana Dasgupta explains how he hopes a new literary prize will invigorate Indian literary fiction
The Man Who Saw Everything is the eighth novel by Deborah Levy, and her third in a row to be nominated for the Booker Prize. She tells Mariella Frostrup how the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing sparked the idea for the story.
Reading has long been seen as a form of therapy but for Open Book, therapist turned novelist Bev Thomas explores how therapists have fared in the pages of novels.
The JCB Literary Prize was established to help shine a light on India's literary writers. Now in its second year is it working? Literary Director Rana Dasgupta joins Mariella to discuss.
And author Joanna Glen explains how discovering Federico Garcia Lorca as a teenager gave her a lifelong love of novels that feature symbolism from the natural world.