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Susan Hill20111031 Razia Iqbal talks to her about The Woman in Black which is about to be released as a film.
had her first novel published in the UK at the age of 18.
Since then her short stories and novels have won numerous awards, and her ghost story, The Woman in Black is about to be released as a film.
Razia Iqbal talks to her about her writing life and how ghost stories still thrill her readers in the modern age.
Susan Hill20111101 Razia Iqbal talks to her about The Woman in Black which is about to be released as a film.
Caryl Phillips20111107 Razia Iqbal asks him how travel and life as an immigrant has shaped his writing.
This week on Talking Books Razia Iqbal's guest is the playwright, essayist and novelist Caryl Phillips.
Born in the Caribbean, he grew up as an immigrant in the UK.
After university he left the UK and has spent many years in the United States.
Distance and isolation form the themes of many of his non-fiction and novels, which often feature outsiders.
Caryl Phillips20111108 Razia Iqbal asks him how travel and life as an immigrant has shaped his writing.
Jeffrey Eugenides20111114 Razia Iqbal talks to him about being an immigrant in the melting pot of the United States.
is best known for his ethereal first novel, the cult bestseller, Virgin Suicides, which was made into a film by Sophia Coppola.
In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, Middlesex.
Razia Iqbal talks to him about being an immigrant in the melting pot of the United States, the decline and fall of his hometown of Detroit, Michigan and whether creative writing can be taught.
Jeffrey Eugenides20111115 Razia Iqbal talks to him about being an immigrant in the melting pot of the United States.
Talking Books: Alaa Al Aswany20111121 Razia Iqbal talks to author Alaa Al Aswany.
Talking Books: Alaa Al Aswany20111122 Razia Iqbal talks to author Alaa Al Aswany.
Talking Books: Nawal Al Saadawi20111128 Razia Iqbal talks to author Nawal Al Saadawi.
Talking Books: Nawal Al Saadawi20111129 Razia Iqbal talks to author Nawal Al Saadawi.
Justin Cartwright2011120520111206Razia Iqbal talks to author Justin Cartwright.
Toni Morrison2012100820121009 (WS)How much has changed for black Americans since Obama entered the White House?
In a new series of Talking Books, Razia Iqbal talks to four authors from the United States.
In the first programme she is in Rome, at the American Academy, to meet one of America's most-celebrated authors.
Toni Morrison is the only black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and her books have been described as amongst the most-important in modern America.
Her novels explore the pain and shame of racism in a unique style that mixes speech, magic and poetry, often to tell brutal stories.
For Morrison 'all good art is political.
She backed Obama in the 2008 election and has spoken out against racism and censorship.
Razia Iqbal asks her how much has changed for black Americans since Obama entered the White House?
(Image: President Barack Obama prsenting the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor to author Toni Morrison. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
 20121015 Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentr.
Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentrating on their literary life story.
Joyce Carol Oates20121022 The prolific writer and academic Joyce Carol Oates on how she finds work rewarding
In New York, Razia Iqbal talks to the prolific writer and academic Joyce Carol Oates, about how she finds so much work rewarding.
Oates attributes her enormous output to a love of writing and a Protestant work ethic. She has turned her pen to numerous subjects including professional boxing, Marilyn Monroe, Detroit and a memoir of life after the death of her first husband. All while still working as a full time academic.
Razia Iqbal asks after so much work is it still as rewarding as it has always been?
(Image: Joyce Carol Oates, Credit: Getty Images)
 2012102920121030 (WS)In London, Razia Iqbal talks to American author Paul Auster about his work, and his new...
In London, Razia Iqbal talks to American author Paul Auster about his work, and his new book Winter Journal.
Mohsin Hamid20130506 Award-winning Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid on his passion for fiction
In the first of four interviews with authors from around the globe, Talking Books meets Mohsin Hamid, the award-winning Pakistani author. Mohsin Hamid has written three distinctly different novels, which all offer a vision of Pakistani modernity that challenges the prevailing stereotype of the country since 9/11. A former management consultant and Harvard and Princeton graduate, Mohsin tells Razia Iqbal why he is passionate about the role of fiction in culture. Why does he feel so strongly about the relationship between the author and the reader?
 20130513 Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentr.
Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentrating on their literary life story.
 20130520 Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentr...
Razia Iqbal talks to well-known authors, looking at what drives their work and concentrating on their literary life story.
Michael Frayn20130527 Gavin Esler meets playwright and novelist Michael Frayn, one of the few British writers.
Gavin Esler meets playwright and novelist Michael Frayn, one of the few British writers to succeed in drama and prose fiction.
On The Road20140328 At the Lahore Literary Festival, Razia Iqbal talks to novelist Mohammed Hanif about why...
At the Lahore Literary Festival, Razia Iqbal talks to novelist Mohammed Hanif about why he focuses on minorities in Pakistan.
On The Road20140404 At the Lahore Literary Festival, Razia Iqbal asks novelist Kamila Shamsie why she likes...
At the Lahore Literary Festival, Razia Iqbal asks novelist Kamila Shamsie why she likes themes of loyalty and belonging.
Jung Chang20140627 Razia Iqbal talks to Jung Chang who, she says, went from concubine to laying the founda...
Razia Iqbal talks to Jung Chang who, she says, went from concubine to laying the foundations of modern China

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