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Summer Reading and Benjamin Wood

Chris Power talks to Benjamin Wood about his novel The Young Accomplice and explores a rich list of summer reading recommendations.

Chris Power talks to Benjamin Wood about his novel The Young Accomplice. Set in 1952 the novel explores how Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist vision inspired a married couple to set up their own architectural office in rural Surrey, where they offer a creative education and opportunity to orphaned siblings fresh out of borstal.
And critics Johanna Thomas -Corr and Max Liu join Chris to discuss their richly varied recommendations for summer reading.

Book List – Sunday 17 July and Thursday 21 July

Original Sins: A Memoir by Matt Rowland Hill
Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère
This One Sky Day by Leone Ross
Acts of Service by Lillian Fishman
Fight Night Miriam by Toews
The Passengers by Will Ashon
Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
The Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
The Young Accomplice by Benjamin Wood
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better by Benjamin Wood
The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
All the Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner
Home by Marilynne Robinson

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28 minutes

Broadcasts

  • Sun 17 Jul 2022 16:00
  • Thu 21 Jul 2022 15:30

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