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Writers at Warwick

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Writers at Warwick

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Warwick Arts Centre has been hosting live literature events, known as 'Writers at Warwick', for over ten years. Previous speakers include Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Michael Moore, Alan Bennett, Wendy Cope, Sarah Waters, Julian Barnes and Umberto Eco.This series presents the most recent recordings of the Writers at Warwick programme.

Latest Episodes

Jacqueline Wilson - 2007

Jacqueline Wilson talks about how she started writing, the origins of Tracy Beaker and the adaptation of her book The Suitcase Kid.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
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Jacqueline Wilson - 2007

Alain de Botton - 2004

Alain de Botton discusses status anxiety, how it operates today and how the notion of status has changed historically with Christianity and Western Philosophy.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
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Alain de Botton - 2004

Lisa Appignanesi - Love and the Novel

Lisa Appignanesi considers the subject of love and the novel and reads extracts from her book The Things We Do For Love. She discusses the treatment of love throughout the history of the novel, in particular the work of Henry James.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
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Lisa Appignanesi - Love and the Novel

Melvyn Bragg - The Soldier's Return, 1999

Melvyn Bragg talks about his novel The Soldier's Return. He discusses the death of his father which inspired The Soldier's Return, his reasons for choosing to write it as a novel rather than an autobiography and gives advice on getting published.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Melvyn Bragg - The Soldier's Return, 1999

Alan Hollinghurst - The Spell, 1999

Alan Hollinghurst reads an extract from his novel The Spell and discusses writing from a gay perspective, his tragicomic approach to life and writing, and how he came to write his first novel The Swimming-Pool Library in a desk diary.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Alan Hollinghurst - The Spell, 1999

A L Kennedy - Indelible Acts, 2002

A L Kennedy reads from her book of short stories and discusses the responsibility to the subject involved in biography, the problems which arise from pigeonholing authors and striking the balance between entertaining the reader and entertaining herself.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
A L Kennedy - Indelible Acts, 2002

Michele Roberts, 2008

Michele Roberts discusses her memoirs, 'Paper Houses: A Memoir of the 70s and Beyond.'

46 MIN2009 JAN 5
Comments
Michele Roberts, 2008

Blake Morrison, 2008

Maureen Freely interviews Blake Morrison on his novel 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' and the making of the subsequent film.

67 MIN2009 JAN 5
Comments
Blake Morrison, 2008

Anne Stevenson - Green Mountain, Black Mountain - 1982

Anne Stevenson reads a selection of her poems and talks about contemporary women's poetry and the use of rhyme in her work.

-1 s2009 JAN 4
Comments
Anne Stevenson - Green Mountain, Black Mountain - 1982

Lee Harwood - Sea Journals and other poems, 1978

Lee Harwood reads from a selection of his poetry and prose.

-1 s2009 JAN 4
Comments
Lee Harwood - Sea Journals and other poems, 1978

Latest Episodes

Jacqueline Wilson - 2007

Jacqueline Wilson talks about how she started writing, the origins of Tracy Beaker and the adaptation of her book The Suitcase Kid.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Jacqueline Wilson - 2007

Alain de Botton - 2004

Alain de Botton discusses status anxiety, how it operates today and how the notion of status has changed historically with Christianity and Western Philosophy.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Alain de Botton - 2004

Lisa Appignanesi - Love and the Novel

Lisa Appignanesi considers the subject of love and the novel and reads extracts from her book The Things We Do For Love. She discusses the treatment of love throughout the history of the novel, in particular the work of Henry James.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Lisa Appignanesi - Love and the Novel

Melvyn Bragg - The Soldier's Return, 1999

Melvyn Bragg talks about his novel The Soldier's Return. He discusses the death of his father which inspired The Soldier's Return, his reasons for choosing to write it as a novel rather than an autobiography and gives advice on getting published.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Melvyn Bragg - The Soldier's Return, 1999

Alan Hollinghurst - The Spell, 1999

Alan Hollinghurst reads an extract from his novel The Spell and discusses writing from a gay perspective, his tragicomic approach to life and writing, and how he came to write his first novel The Swimming-Pool Library in a desk diary.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
Alan Hollinghurst - The Spell, 1999

A L Kennedy - Indelible Acts, 2002

A L Kennedy reads from her book of short stories and discusses the responsibility to the subject involved in biography, the problems which arise from pigeonholing authors and striking the balance between entertaining the reader and entertaining herself.

-1 s2009 JAN 5
Comments
A L Kennedy - Indelible Acts, 2002

Michele Roberts, 2008

Michele Roberts discusses her memoirs, 'Paper Houses: A Memoir of the 70s and Beyond.'

46 MIN2009 JAN 5
Comments
Michele Roberts, 2008

Blake Morrison, 2008

Maureen Freely interviews Blake Morrison on his novel 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' and the making of the subsequent film.

67 MIN2009 JAN 5
Comments
Blake Morrison, 2008

Anne Stevenson - Green Mountain, Black Mountain - 1982

Anne Stevenson reads a selection of her poems and talks about contemporary women's poetry and the use of rhyme in her work.

-1 s2009 JAN 4
Comments
Anne Stevenson - Green Mountain, Black Mountain - 1982

Lee Harwood - Sea Journals and other poems, 1978

Lee Harwood reads from a selection of his poetry and prose.

-1 s2009 JAN 4
Comments
Lee Harwood - Sea Journals and other poems, 1978
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