Book Talk Extra: John Burnside full Glister interview

John Burnside is a Scottish novelist and poet of considerable acclaim – he won the Forward poetry prize for his collection Black Cat Bone in October this year, and his latest novel, A Summer of Drowning, is on the shortlist for the current Costa Fiction prize. Book Talk's Paul Gallagher sat down with him to discuss themes and ideas in his novel Glister, and the far-reaching discussion that followed covers Burnisde's politics, perspectives on faith, writing, reading and much more. You can read an edited selection of his answers here, or stay on this page to listen to the full unedited interview. 

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