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Budapest To London20181230Twelve 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.

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.

Dakar To Sao Paulo20181028Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

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

In today's story, a tragic accident in a Senegal market takes a German pilot back to his childhood....

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Patrick Kennedy is an acclaimed TV and film actor, best known for his roles in Atonement, Warhorse and The November Man.
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

David Szalay's new short story series following turbulent lives in turbulent times.

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

Delhi To Kochi20181209Twelve 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 Budapest20181223Twelve 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.

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.

Hong Kong To Saigon20181125Twelve 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: old wounds resurface when two brothers meet for a golfing weekend in Vietnam...

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

David Szalay's short story series following turbulent lives, in turbulent times.

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

Kochi To Doha20181216Twelve 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.

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.

London To Madrid20181014Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

Sara Kestelman kicks off David Szalay's gripping short story series. Twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, 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 woman faces her darkest fears on a flight home to Madrid....

Writer: David Szalay is an acclaimed British writer. His linked collection of short stories, All That Man Is, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Szalay was included in Granta magazine's 2013 list of the best young British novelists.
Reader: Sara Kestelman is a distinguished stage and screen actor. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for her performance in 'Cabaret'.
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.

Madrid To Dakar20181021Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

Jude Akuwudike continues David Szalay's gripping short story series, Turbulence. Twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, 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 African businessman lands back in Senegal to find his world has shifted...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Jude Akuwudike
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.

Saigon To Delhi20181202Twelve 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.

Sao Paolo To Toronto20181104Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's gripping 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: the morning after a Tinder date in a Brazilian metropolis...

Writer: David Szalay's linked collection of short stories, All That Man Is, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Szalay was included in Granta magazine's 2013 list of the best young British novelists.
Reader: Thalissa Teixeira
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.

Seattle To Hong Kong20181118Twelve 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.

In today's story, on a flight back to Hong Kong, a wife is torn between love and lust.

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Liz Sutherland-Lim
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

Liz Sutherland-Lim continues David Szalay's new short story series.

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

Toronto To Seattle20181111Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.

In David Szalay's gripping 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.

In today's story, a well-known Canadian dashes for a last-minute flight to see her new grandchild...

Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Barbara Barnes
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison

David Szalay's moving new short story series continues.

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