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Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: H(A)PPY

Hay Festival 2018, 

Barker’s astonishing post-post-apocalyptic novel has just won the Goldsmith’s Prize. “Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there?”

Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin