Letters From Inside

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Ai Weiwei20160913In 2011 Ai Weiwei was arrested without notice by the Chinese authorities and detained for 81 days. Here he writes a letter to his son Ai Lao who was two years old when he disappeared. It contains a detailed account of the rules and routines he was obliged to uphold during his detention.

It's part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde's imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

In Autumn 2016, Reading prison will open to the public for the first time for an Artangel project in which a 30-strong showcase of artists and writers share works in response to Wilde's letter. Letter from Inside is part of a series of broadcasts related to Wilde's time in Reading Prison.

A new reading of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde's Letter from Inside, was broadcast on Radio 4 on 11th September at 4pm.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.

Gillian Slovo2016091420190918 (R4)

Novelist Gillian Slovo’s letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist, Ruth First. Part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Gillian Slovo’s novels include Ice Road, Red Dust and 10 Days.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Novelist Gillian Slovo's letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist Ruth First.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Gillian Slovo2016091420190918 (R4)Novelist Gillian Slovo's letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist, Ruth First. Part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde's imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

In Autumn 2016, Reading prison will open to the public for the first time for an Artangel project in which a 30-strong showcase of artists and writers share works in response to Wilde's letter. Letter from Inside is part of a series of broadcasts related to Wilde's time in Reading Prison.

A new reading of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde's Letter from Inside, was broadcast on Radio 4 on 11th September at 4pm.

Gillian Slovo's novels include Ice Road, Red Dust and 10 Days.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.

Novelist Gillian Slovo’s letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist, Ruth First. Part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Gillian Slovo’s novels include Ice Road, Red Dust and 10 Days.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Novelist Gillian Slovo's letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist Ruth First.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Novelist Gillian Slovo’s letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist, Ruth First. Part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Gillian Slovo20160914Novelist Gillian Slovo's letter to her mother, the anti-apartheid activist Ruth First.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Jeanette Winterson2016091620190920 (R4)Novelist Jeanette Winterson reads a letter from a mother to her daughter.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson takes Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale as the raw materials of her writing. The letter is addressed to Perdita, born in prison where her father has sent her mother because he wrongly believes she has been unfaithful to him.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde's imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

In Autumn 2016, Reading prison will open to the public for the first time for an Artangel project in which a 30-strong showcase of artists and writers share works in response to Wilde's letter. Letter from Inside is part of a series of broadcasts related to Wilde's time in Reading Prison.

A new reading of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde's Letter from Inside, was broadcast on Radio 4 on 11th September at 4pm.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson takes Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as the raw materials of her writing. The letter is addressed to Perdita, born in prison where her father has sent her mother because he wrongly believes she has been unfaithful to him.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Novelist Jeanette Winterson reads a letter from a mother to her daughter.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson takes Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as the raw materials of her writing. The letter is addressed to Perdita, born in prison where her father has sent her mother because he wrongly believes she has been unfaithful to him.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson reads a letter from a mother to her daughter.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson takes Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as the raw materials of her writing. The letter is addressed to Perdita, born in prison where her father has sent her mother because he wrongly believes she has been unfaithful to him.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Novelist Jeanette Winterson reads a letter from a mother to her daughter.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Tahmima Anam2016091520190919 (R4)

Novelist Tahmima Anam’s letter to her unborn child. Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis written in Reading Prison in 1897.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Tahmima Anam is a British Bangladeshi novelist whose books include A Golden Age and The Good Muslim.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Novelist Tahmima Anam's letter to her unborn child

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Tahmima Anam2016091520190919 (R4)Novelist Tahmima Anam's letter to her unborn child. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis written in Reading Prison in 1897.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde's imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

In Autumn 2016, Reading prison will open to the public for the first time for an Artangel project in which a 30-strong showcase of artists and writers share works in response to Wilde's letter. Letter from Inside is part of a series of broadcasts related to Wilde's time in Reading Prison.

A new reading of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde's Letter from Inside, was broadcast on Radio 4 on 11th September at 4pm.

Tahmima Anam is a British Bangladeshi novelist whose books include A Golden Age and The Good Muslim.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.

Novelist Tahmima Anam’s letter to her unborn child. Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis written in Reading Prison in 1897.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Tahmima Anam is a British Bangladeshi novelist whose books include A Golden Age and The Good Muslim.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Novelist Tahmima Anam's letter to her unborn child

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Tahmima Anam20160915Novelist Tahmima Anam's letter to her unborn child

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Three Letters From Inside20160912Writers from around the world - Anne Carson, Joe Dunthorne and Binyavanga Wainana - read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. Introduced by the novelist Gillian Slovo.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde's imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

In Autumn 2016, Reading prison will open to the public for the first time for an Artangel project in which a 30-strong showcase of artists and writers share works in response to Wilde's letter. Letter from Inside is part of a series of broadcasts related to Wilde's time in Reading Prison.

A new reading of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde's Letter from Inside, was broadcast on Radio 4 on 11th September at 4pm.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.

02Joe Dunthorne, Binyavanga Wainana, Anne Carson2016091220190916 (R4)Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

Writers from around the world - Anne Carson, Joe Dunthorne and Binyavanga Wainana - read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis. Introduced by the novelist Gillian Slovo.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

04Ai Weiwei2016091320190917 (R4)

In 2011 Ai Weiwei was arrested without notice by the Chinese authorities and detained for 81 days. Here he writes a letter to his son Ai Lao who was two years old when he disappeared. It contains a detailed account of the rules and routines he was obliged to uphold during his detention.

It's part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei writes a letter to his son about his time in prison.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

04Ai Weiwei2016091320190917 (R4)In 2011 Ai Weiwei was arrested without notice by the Chinese authorities and detained for 81 days. Here he writes a letter to his son Ai Lao who was two years old when he disappeared. It contains a detailed account of the rules and routines he was obliged to uphold during his detention.

It's part of a series in which writers from around the world read letters on the theme of imprisonment, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to one of his last great works - De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell.

Produced by Barney Rowntree and Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei writes a letter to his son about his time in prison.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.

04Ai Weiwei20160913Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei writes a letter to his son about his time in prison.

Writers from around the world read letters on the theme of separation and imprisonment.