Boundless [Book Of The Week]

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012015032320191209 (BBC7)
20191210 (BBC7)

Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Episode 1: When a man called Noah invites you on a boat trip...

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. This year, Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

A journey through the Northwest Passage.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022015032420191210 (BBC7)
20191211 (BBC7)

Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Episode 2: A Viking Funeral.

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. This year, Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Kathleen Winter. A Viking Funeral.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032015032520191211 (BBC7)
20191212 (BBC7)

Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Episode 3: In the Sermermuit Valley, the author is thrilled by a symphony of ice.

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. This year, Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Kathleen Winter. In the Sermermuit Valley, the author is thrilled by a symphony of ice.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042015032620191212 (BBC7)
20191213 (BBC7)

Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Episode 4: On Dundas Island, the arctic animals lay claim to their habitat.

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. This year, Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Kathleen Winter. On Dundas Island, the arctic animals lay claim to their habitat.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052015032720191213 (BBC7)
20191214 (BBC7)

As the passengers prepare for journey's end, there is an unscheduled stop.

Teresa Gallagher concludes Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2015.

by Kathleen Winter. An unscheduled stop as the passengers prepare for journey's end.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres