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Time and Time Travel with Emily St. John Mandel, Carlo Rovelli and Audrey Niffenegger

A special edition about time with Sea of Tranquility author Emily St. John Mandel, physicist Carlo Rovelli and Audrey Niffenegger, the writer behind The Time Traveller's Wife.

Johny Pitts presents a special edition of the programme exploring time and time travel in books.

He talks to Emily St. John Mandel, author of the prescient Station Eleven about her latest novel Sea of Tranquilty, which spans past, present and an eerily familiar future.

Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli and Audrey Niffenegger, the writer behind bestselling The Time Traveller's Wife, also join them to discuss how literature has changed our understanding of time. Is scientific stranger than science fiction?

Book List - Sunday 19 June and Thursday 23 June

Sea of Tranquillity by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
Seven Brief Lessons in Physics by Carlo Rovelli
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
The Door in the Wall by H G Wells
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
Monkey by Wu Ch’êng-ên: Translated by Arthur Waley
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

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  • Sun 19 Jun 2022 16:00
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