More Letters To Writers

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01Dear Dante2017112720190429 (R3)

'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 he's in the gutter, looking at the stars again. As his dispatches to some of the world's great writers resume, Ian is increasingly shocked by their unexpectedly frank and direct 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 we 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

Ian Sansom drops a quick line to Dante.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

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.

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

Producer: Conor Garrett.

02Dear Mary2017112820190430 (R3)

'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 he's in the gutter, looking at the stars again. As his dispatches to some of the world's great writers resume, Ian is increasingly shocked by their unexpectedly frank and direct 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 we 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

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

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Dear Oscar2017112920190501 (R3)

'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 he's in the gutter, looking at the stars again. As his dispatches to some of the world's great writers resume, Ian is increasingly shocked by their unexpectedly frank and direct 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 we 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

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

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

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...

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

Producer: Conor Garrett.

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

04Dear Marianne2017113020190502 (R3)

'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 he's in the gutter, looking at the stars again. As his dispatches to some of the world's great writers resume, Ian is increasingly shocked by their unexpectedly frank and direct 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 we 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

Ian Sansom writes to poet Marianne Moore to finally ask her about that tricorn hat

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

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.

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

Producer: Conor Garrett.

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

05 LASTDear William2017120120190503 (R3)

'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 he's in the gutter, looking at the stars again. As his dispatches to some of the world's great writers resume, Ian is increasingly shocked by their unexpectedly frank and direct 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 we 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

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

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.