Associate producer, agent and novelist fan discuss the twenty year journey back from radio curiosity through cult novels to Hollywood blockbuster, and remember their friend, the author. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.
Cross' The Secrets She Keeps is a wildly ltrical tale of dark secrets in deepest Yorkshire. Jannett-Macauley's Moses, Citizen and Me tackles the issues of the Sierra Leonian civil war and the use of child soldiers. O'Keeffe has created spectacularly chilling tales set in a beguiling Irish landscape in his The Hill Road. Chaired by
The Raymond Williams Lecture 2005: Critisism and the Common Reader
Hay Festival 2005,
What is the point of academic or journalistic literary critisism? Do readers need to care about it? Mullan is a UCL Don whose Elements of Fiction appears in Guardian Review and whose study Anonymity will appear in 2006.
Krauss' The History of Love ranges across lifetimes from New York to Poland. Stace's Misfortune is a vivid gothic masterpiece. Sambrook's Hide and Seek captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine year old boy. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.
Love Poverty War collects the majestic ire and love of this great contrarian. The objects of his attention include Michael Moore, David Irving and the Kennedys on the one side and Joyce, Proust and Borges on t'other.
The business guru, author of The Tipping Point and now Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking suggests how we can hone and nurture intuition; how we might fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate; how we run our businesses and even our societies.
The legendary essayist, screenwriter and poineer of confessional journalism is celebrated for her writing about American life and politics and about international affairs. 'My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.'
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.