Big Music, Bigger Universe
On this edition of Bookmarked Ryan Van Winkle goes in search of essential interviews from the world of books and comes back with two gems - writer Kirsty Gunn talking about the long long process of development and writing of her just-published novel The Big Music, and TV broadcaster and author of A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos Mark Thompson talking about how he got into astronomy and why it's so fascinating.
And nestling between these two interviews is newly-crowned Granta Young British Novelist Jenni Fagan (pictured) reading her short story 'Impilo'. It contains some strong language and is not for the faint-hearted, but is a great example of new exciting writing happening in Scotland right now.
0:53 Kirsty Gunn interview
8:09 Jenni Fagan reads 'Impilo'
22:03 Mark Thompson interview
Bookmarked is produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions. Music by Ragland.