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The novels of PD James; Akwaeke Emezi

Johny Pitts is joined by writers Harriet Tyce and Dreda Say Mitchell to discuss the work of crime writer PD James, on the centenary of her birth.

On the centenary of her birth, Johny Pitts celebrates the work of crime writer PD James with writers Harriet Tyce and Dreda Say Mitchell. James's most famous creation is Adam Dalgliesh - an urbane, highly intelligent policeman who also writes poetry, and brings a cool authority to solving murder. Johny and his guests discuss the qualities of P D James's writing, the strength of her plotting and her lasting influence on the crime fiction genre.

Also on the programme, Akwaeke Emezi talks about The Death of Vivek Oji. Set in Nigeria, it's a novel about sexuality, spirituality and change. Akwaeke discusses the challenges of writing a story in which the central character's death is revealed on the very first page.

And writer and journalist Sathnam Sanghera chooses the Book He'd Never Lend.

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28 minutes

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Thu 20 Aug 2020 15:30

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  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 16:00
  • Thu 20 Aug 2020 15:30

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