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Martin Shaw talks to Rosie Goldsmith

Bardskull: No More Tame Language About Wild Things

Hay Festival 2023, 

Memoir, autofiction, a collection of fragments: Martin Shaw’s Bardskull can be read in a number of ways. An authority on mythology, Shaw is keen to liberate it from the library and put it back in the centre of our messy, fear-filled lives. Bardskull is built around three journeys into the heart of Dartmoor. From the deep myths of Dartmoor itself to Arthurian legends and folk tales from India, Persia and more, each story in Bardskull comes as a challenge and a threat. Shaw discusses the book, and reads from it, offering the audience the chance to make up their own mind about what, exactly, Bardskull is. Shaw talks to Rosie Goldsmith, journalist and Director of the European Literature Network.

Martin Shaw talks to Rosie Goldsmith