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Budapest To London20181230

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: a daughter flies back to London, where her father is about to receive some life-or-death news....

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Ellie Kendrick - Ellie Kendrick is known for her role as Anne Frank in the 2009 BBC TV series, and for her role as Meera Reed in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve tales. David Szalay's short story series.

David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Delhi To Kochi20181209

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's deeply moving short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: when a woman flies to aid her sister in Kerala, their relationship is rocked by unexpected violence...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Ayesha Dharker
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay's new short story series.

David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Doha To Budapest20181223

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: a mother learns some uncomfortable truths about herself, when she meets her daughter in Budapest...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Emma Fielding
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay's short story series.

David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Kochi To Doha20181216

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: an Indian worker in Qatar wrestles with some very uncomfortable emotions...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Nikesh Patel
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay's short story series.

David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Saigon To Delhi20181202

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.

Today: a son flies in to see his increasingly frail and forgetful father in Delhi...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Emilio Doorgasingh
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

The next in David Szalay's new short story series taking us around the globe.

David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.