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Motherhood in fiction, memoir and on the analyst's couch

Writers Sheila Heti, Jessie Greengrass and Jacqueline Rose discuss motherhood & presenter Anne McElvoy looks at depictions of Mrs Noah with New Generation Thinker Daisy Black.

Writers Sheila Heti, Jessie Greengrass and Jacqueline Rose compare notes on motherhood & presenter Anne McElvoy looks at depictions of Mrs Noah with New Generation Thinker Daisy Black.

Jacqueline Rose has written Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty. Her previous books include Women in Dark Times

Sheila Heti's latest book is called Motherhood. Her previous books include How Should a Person Be? and Women in Clothes.

Jessie Greengrass' novel, Sight, has been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.

Daisy Black, Lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton, is one of the ten academics selected as New Generation Thinkers for 2018 in the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help academics turn their research into radio programmes.

Producer: Fiona McLean

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