Big Music, Bigger Universe

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Jenni Fagan
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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. 

Podcast contents:

0:00 Introduction
0:53 Kirsty Gunn interview
8:09 Jenni Fagan reads 'Impilo'
22:03 Mark Thompson interview

Links

Kirsty Gunn's website

Jenni Fagan's website (The Dead Queen of Bohemia)

Mark Thompson Astronomy

Bookmarked is produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions. Music by Ragland. 

Filed In: Bookmarked, Interviews, Reading Tags: jenni fagan, mark thompson, kirsty gunn