Paperback Writers [6music]

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0302Esther Freud2012051320120520

Novelist Esther Freud shares her musical influences.

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word, Paperback Writers takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists, and how they weave those influences through their work.

The series continues with novelist Esther Freud daughter of the artist Lucian Freud. Her debut novel, Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was made into a film starring Kate Winslet. Esther's latest novel Lucky Break is a series of short stories set in the world of acting.

Esther will be sharing some of her favourite songs including Patsy Cline, The Faces, The Clash and The Arctic Monkeys.

0303Alain de Botton2012052020120527
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As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word, Paperback Writers takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists, and how they weave those influences through their work.

The series continues with Alain De Botton a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.'

Alain has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain's latest book is titled Religion for Atheists, a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion.

Alain will be sharing his musical influences which include REM, 10,000 Maniacs and Sinead O'Connor.

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word, Paperback Writers takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists, and how they weave those influences through their work.

The series continues with Alain De Botton a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.'

Alain has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain's latest book is titled Religion for Atheists, a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion.

Alain will be sharing his musical influences which include REM, 10,000 Maniacs and Sinead O'Connor.

0304 LASTCharlie Higson20120527

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word, Paperback Writers takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists, and how they weave those influences through their work.

The series continues this week with writer Charlie Higson. Charlie is the author of the Young Bond series which has now sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 different languages.

Charlie is a huge fan of horror films and books, and even studied gothic literature at university. The first novel in his bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy, was published in September 2009.

After leaving university, Charlie formed a band, The Higsons. He then turned to comedy and has starred in TV shows including The Harry Enfield Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars, and the the Fast Show.

Charlie is also a successful adult novelist and has written four thrillers.