More Letters To Writers

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01Dear Dante ...20171127

Ian Sansom drops a quick line to Dante.

'Dear Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde,

Do you mind if I just call you Oscar? It's just you always seemed so approachable yet ultimately unknowable...a bit like the Queen.'

Continuing his series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom finds himself once again in the gutter, looking at the stars. As his dispatches to the world's great writers resume, he finds himself increasingly shocked by their decidedly frank answers.

'Dear Dante,

Did you really meant all that stuff about people being thrown into boiling pitch and tar..?'

In his on-going epistolary quest, Ian attempts to find out everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Why did Mary Shelley start so young? How did William Trevor keep going for so long? And what exactly is the significance of Marianne Moore's tricorn hat?

Producer: Conor Garrett.

02Dear Mary ...20171128

Ian Sansom writes to Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley, to ask her how on earth she coped?

'Dear Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde,

Do you mind if I just call you Oscar? It's just you always seemed so approachable yet ultimately unknowable... a bit like the Queen.'

Continuing his series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom finds himself once again in the gutter, looking at the stars. As his dispatches to the world's great writers resume, he finds himself increasingly shocked by their decidedly frank answers...

'Dear Dante,

Did you really meant all that stuff about people being thrown into boiling pitch and tar..?'

In his on-going epistolary quest, Ian attempts to find out everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Why did Mary Shelley start so young? How did William Trevor keep going for so long? And what exactly is the significance of Marianne Moore's tricorn hat?

Producer: Conor Garrett.

03Dear Oscar ...20171129

Ian Sansom is in the gutter looking at the stars as he writes to Oscar Wilde.

'Dear Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde,

Do you mind if I just call you Oscar? It's just you always seemed so approachable yet ultimately unknowable...a bit like the Queen.'

Continuing his series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom finds himself once again in the gutter, looking at the stars. As his dispatches to the world's great writers resume, he finds himself increasingly shocked by their decidedly frank answers...

'Dear Dante,

Did you really meant all that stuff about people being thrown into boiling pitch and tar..?'

In his on-going epistolary quest, Ian attempts to find out everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Why did Mary Shelley start so young? How did William Trevor keep going for so long? And what exactly is the significance of Marianne Moore's tricorn hat?

Producer: Conor Garrett.

04Dear Marianne20171130

Ian Sansom writes to poet Marianne Moore and asks her about that tricorn hat.

'Dear Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde,

Do you mind if I just call you Oscar? It's just you always seemed so approachable yet ultimately unknowable...a bit like the Queen'

Continuing his series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom finds himself once again in the gutter, looking at the stars. As his dispatches to the world's great writers resume, he finds himself increasingly shocked by their decidedly frank answers.

'Dear Dante,

Did you really meant all that stuff about people being thrown into boiling pitch and tar..?'

In his on-going epistolary quest, Ian attempts to find out everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Why did Mary Shelley start so young? How did William Trevor keep going for so long? And what exactly is the significance of Marianne Moore's tricorn hat?

Producer: Conor Garrett.

05Dear William ...20171201

Ian Sansom writes to William Trevor and asks if every silver lining must have a cloud.

'Dear Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde,

Do you mind if I just call you Oscar? It's just you always seemed so approachable yet ultimately unknowable...a bit like the Queen.'

Continuing his series of imaginary correspondences, Ian Sansom finds himself once again in the gutter, looking at the stars. As his dispatches to the world's great writers resume, he finds himself increasingly shocked by their decidedly frank answers.

'Dear Dante,

Did you really meant all that stuff about people being thrown into boiling pitch and tar..?'

In his on-going epistolary quest, Ian attempts to find out everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Why did Mary Shelley start so young? How did William Trevor keep going for so long? And what exactly is the significance of Marianne Moore's tricorn hat?

Producer: Conor Garrett.