Tuesday, 20 January 2009

BBC World Service’s World Book Club

BBC World Book ClubWorld Book Club has been uniting millions of readers from all corners of the globe every month for more than five years. The programme takes the form of a discussion chaired by the highly regarded Harriett Gilbert. Listeners send questions to an internationally acclaimed author about one of their particularly well-loved books. Past guests have included Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children), Vikram Seth (A Suitable Boy), Isabelle Allende (The House of Spirits), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), Doris Lessing (The Grass is Singing), VS Naipaul (A House for Mr Biswas), Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Ian McEwan (Atonement), Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose) and Moshin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist). Kate Grenville will be talking about her award-winning novel The Secret River on February 5th.

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